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Source:Global Times Published: 2015-6-10 16:38:01



The System of Objects

The System of Objects is a group show by a total of 44 Chinese contemporary artists whose practice varies from painting, sculpture and installation to video and animation. During the past few years, contemporary society has entered a stage of massive accumulation of objects. Philosophy has long considered objects as a realm intricately connected with man. In conjunction with the exhibition, talks and lectures will be presented. Moreover, an international symposium will also be held during the show.

Date: Until June 28, 10 am to 6 pm (closed Mondays)

Venue: Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum

Address: Bldg F, 570 Huaihai Road West


Admission: 20 yuan

Call 6282-8729 for details

Dual Solo Exhibitions

Shanghai Gallery of Art will host dual solo exhibitions by two Chinese female artists Liu Yujia and Lai Jinna. Four video and photography works are featured in Liu's show titled The Third Man, examining objects and the fields they belong to. The artist manages to bring imagination, perception and logic into play by resorting to theatrical and movie language, probing the interplay among objects, time and human beings during the progression of an original story. Lai Jinna's artworks in color pencils and ballpoint made their debut in a series in 2010. Lai's first solo exhibition in Shanghai, entitled Presenting Nature, features her recent works and departs from her previous practices. It can be seen as a review of the three stages of her journey in the art world.

Date: Until June 18, 10 am to 7 pm

Venue: Shanghai Gallery of Art

Address: 3/F, 3 Zhongshandongyi Road


Admission: Free

Call 6321-5757 for details

Broken Bones & Bruises

Broken Bones & Bruises: An Occasional Mess of Moving Parts is the latest LED-infused exhibition from the city's art collective island6. This new exhibition explores the fragility and durability of the human body. The newest series of exclusive works on display offer a snarky perspective on what it means to be alive inside the glass house of human mortality. Visitors can look forward to an abundance of pulsing diodes with original music from David Poppell spilling out of the collective's intimate Shanghai Garden space at M50.

Date: Until June 18, 11 am to 7 pm

Venue: island6 Shanghai Garden

Address: Room 10p, Bldg 7, 50 Moganshan Road 莫干山路50号7号楼109室

Admission: Free

Call 6227-7856 for details


Shen Fan's abstract painting features non-subjective duplicate elements and monochrome, and is marked by tension. This solo exhibition will feature works from 2014 and 2015. It is pervaded by a sense of continuation and extension of abstraction, and challenges the audience's means of appreciation through a new language.

Date: Until June 14, 10 am to 6 pm

Venue: ShanghART Gallery

Address: Bldg 16, 50 Moganshan Road 莫干山路50号16楼

Admission: Free

Call 6359-4570 for details

On Stage

Ryu Goto Violin Recital

Ryu Goto is a Japanese-American concert violinist. Born to violinist parents in 1988, Goto began playing the violin at the tender age of 3. A Harvard graduate with a bachelor's degree in physics, Goto has performed internationally as a soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Shanghai Philharmonic, the US National Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Toscanini Symphonica in Italy, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony, New Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria), the European Union Youth Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra of South Africa, among others. He has been influenced by electric guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, and sometimes uses an aggressive playing style described as "ferocious" or "fiery." At his Shanghai recital concert which is entitled Journey of the Butterfly Lovers, Goto will play a string of traditional Chinese tunes and Western classical pieces.

Date: June 13, 7:30 pm

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

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 80 yuan to 580 yuan

Call 6854-1234 for details

The Philharmonia Orchestra & Vladimir Ashkenazy

Founded in 1945, the Philharmonia Orchestra is one of the world's leading orchestras. Throughout its history, the Orchestra has collaborated with most of the great classical artists of the 20th century, including Furtwangler, Richard Strauss, Toscanini, Karajan and Giulini. Other great names have included Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti and Vladimir Ashkenazy. This year sees the orchestra celebrate the 20th anniversary of its residencies at London's Southbank Centre and Bedford Corn Exchange. This upcoming Shanghai concert will be conducted by the orchestra's conductor laureate Vladimir Ashkenazy, who led the orchestra on a major tour of Latin America in 2014. Ashkenazy is also the conductor with the Iceland Symphony and NHK Symphony orchestras. From 2009 to 2013, Ashkenazy was the principal conductor and artistic adviser to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, with whom he has collaborated on a number of significant recording projects and major international tours.

Date: June 17 and 18, 7:30 pm

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

Charles Dutoit / YUNDI & the National Youth Orchestra of the USA

Charles Dutoit is one of today's most sought-after conductors, having performed with all the major orchestras on most stages of the five continents. Yundi was propelled onto the international stage when he won first prize at the XIV Chopin International Piano Competition at the age of 18, becoming the youngest and first Chinese winner in the history of the renowned competition. Since then, he has been regarded as a leading exponent of Chopin's music. The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America is an American youth orchestra that includes the finest young musicians from across the country (aged from 16 to 19).

Date: July 17, 7:30 pm

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

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road 丁香路425号

Tickets: 80 yuan to 1080 yuan

Call 6854-1234 for details

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