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Source:Global Times Published: 2014-7-15 14:53:01



Jeffrey Shaw and Hu Jieming Twofold Solo Exhibition

Jeffrey Shaw and Hu Jieming Twofold Solo Exhibition focuses on these two artists who have both developed individual approaches to new media art, and contributed each in their own way to the practice and context of this new art form as we experience it today. Jeffrey Shaw is a leading figure in new media art and has been active since its emergence from the performance, expanded cinema, and installation paradigms of the 1960s, to its present day technology-informed and virtualized forms. Set out as a twofold solo exhibition, the Chronus Art Center simultaneously presents a new art piece by Hu Jieming: Tai Chi with Prelude. This has been created not only as a response to the influence of Hu's old master, but also to Hu's own artistic achievements over the past years. Constantly concerned with subjects such as time, human history, and cultural memory, Hu intended to illuminate the boundaries between the "passing-by" and "going-on" and by doing so he set viewers free from the chronological way of seeing historical events, onto a more accidental reconstruction.

Date: Until November 28

Venue: Chronus Art Center


Address: Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Road 莫干山路50号18号楼

Admission: Free

Call 5271-5789 for details


Using his signature psychedelic visuals and surreal event-based practice, Chen's first solo show with BANK profiles his project in collaboration with dancer Beio and consists of live performances, two large-scale video projects, photographs and installations. All of these works are part of a larger project that Chen plans to tour next year. Chen's dynamic work straddles many disciplines.

Date: July 19 to August 31

Venue: BANK

Address: 1/F, 59 Xianggang Road 香港路59号1楼

Admission: Free

Call 6310-3622 for details

Moments - Dai Mouyu Needle-Ink-Pen on Paper Solo Exhibition

Looking from afar, each work appears to be a grey-tone figurative image: flowing grasses in the wind, a flock of gulls in the sky, the sky and sea, mountain peaks. On closer inspection, however, the viewer will be astonished by the artist's painstaking effort: tens of thousands of unbroken lines fill the whole paper, and the distance between each slender line is only a few millimeters while the background consists of crossing vertical and horizontal lines. Dai Mouyu creates a distinctive and visual experience for his audiences. As stated by the artist: "The stimulation of drawing to me is the excitement that comes from the strokes, which contain anxiety and stress. The pure pleasure, however, lies in the physical act of creation of the works." All the paintings for this exhibition are the newest works finished this year. They build on the exquisiteness, sensitivity, calmness and size of his previous works, with a developed understanding toward aesthetic appearance and atmosphere.

Date: Until August 1

Venue: FQ Projects 非青计划

Address: No.76, Lane 927 Huaihai Road Middle


Admission: Free

Call 6466-2940 for details

Miss Dior

Recently, 16 female artists from around the world have been showcasing artworks interpreting the spirit of the luxury brand Christian Dior at the Shanghai Sculpture Space on Huaihai Road West. Drawing inspiration from the particular perfumes of the French brand, participating artists work in various media, with oil paintings by Chinese artist Liang Yuanwei and a giant bow-shaped sculpture made of perfume bottles by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos.

Date: Until July 20

Venue: Shanghai Sculpture Space


Address: 570 Huaihai Road West 淮海西路570号

Admission: Free

Call 6280-7844 for details

The Meaning Is Beyond the Words - Hang Mingzhi Photography Exhibition

Photographer Hang Mingzhi takes black and white photos filled with the artist's concern, understanding, obsession and attachment to the objects. They contain strong cultural and aesthetic significance, but have been forgotten, abandoned, distorted and even destroyed. The camera lens freezes the moment so that the attitude of the artist is highlighted. Such feeling gives the pictures deeper essential resonance regarding cultural inheritance and the existence of mankind.

Date: Until August 29

Venue: OFOTO Gallery


Address: Bldg 13, 50 Moganshan Road 莫干山路50号13楼

Admission: Free

Call 6298-5416 for details

A Round Studio - Zhou Siwei Solo Exhibition

The exhibition showcases a series of recent paintings and installation pieces by Zhou Siwei. The title A Round Studio derives from the artist's notion of his own practice, which he views as a cyclical journey of repetition, evolution and progression. Zhou constructs his paintings and installations utilizing predetermined sets of colors, forms and sequences. Through a process that entails both repetition and randomness, these acquire a new context. In his studio, the artist adopts an identical method for all the pieces simultaneously, so that each individual work is the beginning and the end of another. For this show the artist creates an ideal space embedded in a Möbius Loop, for viewers to parse out the relationships between one work and another, and each single part within the whole.

Date: Until July 20

Venue: Aike-Dellarco 艾可画廊

Address: Bldg 1, 50 Moganshan Road 莫干山路50号1号楼

Admission: Free

Call 5252-7164 for details

On Stage

2014 Mercedes-Benz International Music Festival Concert by Jacaranda Ensemble

Five young musicians, principals of the Brandenburg Symphony, have put together an unusual ensemble as a result of a desire to experiment with new sounds. The instrumentation of this ensemble clearly demonstrates the idea. Alpenhorn, didgeridoo, saxophone and percussion, instruments whose origins are thousands of miles apart, are woven into an aural tapestry through a mixture of composed and improvised music. Through its music, the Jacaranda Ensemble builds a bridge between the cultures of the world. Concert tours within Germany and abroad have garnered the group international respect and positive feedback from audiences.

Date: July 26

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center 上海东方艺术中心

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 80 yuan to 180 yuan

Call 6854-1234 for details

Rock, Tradition and Classical by Swing Cello Trio, the US

Swing Cello Trio comprises cellist Rebecca Roudman, guitarist Jason Eckl and drummer Anthony Petrocchi. Roudman, the soul of the band, is the most acclaimed cellist in the San Francisco Bay area. She has led the trio to perform in many places over the world. Trained in classical music while also passionate about rock'n'roll, the Swing Cello Trio's enthusiastic performance gives a whole new meaning to cello recital.

Date: July 19

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center 上海东方艺术中心

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 50 to 300 yuan

Call 6854-1234 for details

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