What's on

Source:Global Times Published: 2014-9-10 17:18:01


On Stage

Concerts and Lectures of Taiwanese Folk Songs

From September 12 to October 12, Life Hub @ Jinqiao will host a series of activities celebrating the original spirit of the Taiwanese singers and songwriters who have emerged since the folk song movement in the 1970s. Michelle Pan, who impressed audiences with the award-winning album Forever Blue Sky, will take the stage with Shen Qing, the campus folk singer and songwriter from the Chinese mainland, from 7 pm to 9 pm on September 12. Meanwhile, South Duet, a guitarist duo known for their crystal voices, will perform on September 13 in the same time slot; On October 3, the stage will be graced by a cappella group VOX, the most popular a cappella group in Taiwan. Lectures given by famous Taiwanese music critics such as Tao Hsiao-ching and Ma Shih-fang (September 12, 3 pm), and Taiwanese singer and songwriter Li Chien-fu (September 20, 3 pm) will let local audiences hear some lesser-known stories about Taiwanese musicians. An exhibition of tapes, vinyl records and posters about Taiwanese folk songs will be held at the venue in Pudong New Area.

Date: Friday to October 12

Venue: Life Hub @ Jinqiao


Address: Block 1, Lane 3611 Zhangyang Road


Admission: Free

Call 2023-3000 for details

Bruno-Valcepina Piano Duet

Giuseppe Bruno is currently the head of the Giacomo Puccini Conservatory in La Spezia, Italy. He won an award at the International Piano Contest in Rome. In 1992, he received a second award as a duo with violinist Alberto Bologni at the Viotti Competition in Vercelli, Italy. Paolo Valcepina is an Italian virtuoso who has won many national and international competitions. Among them, he ranked second in the International Piano Competition Camillo Togni and the third in the Venice Award at La Fenice, reserved for best Italian pianists. Also, he was awarded the silver medal by the president of Italy. Last year, Bruno and Valcepina toured together in Italy, Spain and China, performing the music of Giuseppe Verdi for the composer's bicentenary.

Date: September 26

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

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 50 yuan to 300 yuan

Call 6854-1234 for details

Yuri Temirkanov & the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

The Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Russia's oldest symphonic ensemble, was founded in 1882. It is the first ensemble in the country to receive the name "Honored Collective of the Russian Federation." Conductor Yuri Temirkanov was born in the Caucasus city of Nal'chik. In 1966, one year after graduating from the Leningrad Conservatory, he won the prestigious All-Soviet National Conducting Competition. Since then, Temirkanov became a frequent guest conductor of major orchestras in Europe, Asia and the US. He has appeared with leading European orchestras and his numerous recordings include the complete Stravinsky ballets and Tchaikovsky symphonies with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Date: October 18

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

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 80 yuan to 1,680 yuan

Call 6854-1234 for details


Group Show: Insight

The Magda Danysz gallery in Shanghai is hosting a collective international art exhibition Insight which will run till October 4 and which shows the capacity of artists to gain accurate and intuitive understandings of people and objects. At the exhibition, artists Huang Rui, Wang Keping, Liu Bolin, Gael Davrinche, Ma Liang and Sten Lex peek through the keyhole of life and get audiences to see things they do not normally see in everyday life.

Date: Until October 4

Venue: Gallery Magda Danysz Shanghai 上海MD画廊

Address: 188 Linqing Road


Admission: Free

Call 186-1615-1670 for details

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

Splendputrid - Fu Yu Solo Exhibition

Curator Jiang Wei has written various articles on photographer Fu Yu, and has said that the first sight of Fu's artwork may give a similar sensation resembling that expressed in the poem Serenity in a Spring Day by Huang Jingren: "I am embraced by the extreme splendor, however I feel truly depressed." Although seemingly ordinary, the works in Fu's series Splendputrid reflect his talent and creativity as well as his artistic representation of the world. Fu believes that the basic power of photography will always lie in its ability to reach people on a deeper level.

Date: Until September 30

Venue: C14 Gallery

Address: 1/F, No.36, Lane 6 Gaoan Road 高安路6弄36号1 楼

Admission: Free

Call 6422-7120 for details

The Past - Mehmet Ali Uysal Solo Exhibition

Mehmet Ali Uysal is presenting two new series of sculptural and installation works, which explore the concept of value in art as a cultural production and commodity. At the core of his artistic practice is a questioning of contemporary art, its institutions and the art market. Growing up in Turkey, Uysal's first visits to European museums as a young adult left an indelible mark on him. The artist recounts how his encounters with the institutions and modes of display in the West left him both exhilarated and frustrated. The cultural achievements of the past as viewed from a Western perspective were unfolding before his eyes, but at the same time there was a distinct feeling that history was being revisited as a spectacle, highlighting for him the relationship between art and commodification. His response is to challenge how art is valued and experienced in space.

Date: Until November 15

Venue: Pearl Lam Galleries


Address: 181 Jiangxi Road Middle 江西中路181号

Admission: Free

Call 6323-1989 for details

Contemporary Photography in China 2009 - 2014

Featuring photography, installation and video works by 52 artists and art collectors, the exhibition presented on the first floor of the museum intends to display a big picture view of the development of contemporary photography in China. With a focus on photographic practice probing into the contemporary context, the exhibition investigates and encourages the exploration of the language and concept of photography. The exhibition consists of three sections. The curatorial team endeavors to highlight some prominent trends witnessed in the photography scene in China and to present a grand and yet detailed picture of it, reviewing the path it has undergone from 2009 to 2014.

Date: Until October 15

Venue: Minsheng Art Museum


Address: Bldg F, 570 Huaihai Road West 淮海西路570号F座

Admission: 20 yuan

Call 6282-8729 for details

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