What's on

Source:Global Times Published: 2015-6-16 17:53:01


ExhibitionsThe 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

Yona Friedman Exhibition

The newly opened Yona Friedman exhibition at the Power Station of Art adheres to the influential French architect's outlook by inviting its audience to reconsider their relationship to the built environment. Friedman was born in Hungary in 1923, and later became a French citizen. He is best known for his theory of "mobile architecture," which aimed to "help the inhabitant to become master of his own design." Put forward in 1958, the theory challenged the authority of professional artists to dictate the kind of buildings we live and work in, and proposed a system of highly customizable structures that could be modified by anyone on a trial-and-error basis.

Date: Until August 16, 11 am to 7 pm (closed Mondays)

Venue: Power Station of Art


Address: 200 Huayuangang Road 花园港路200号

Admission: Free

Call 3110-8550 for more information

A Foolish Daydreamer

A Foolish Daydreamer is a group exhibition featuring works by five contemporary Chinese ink painting artists. The exhibition also serves as a stage play to add to the perceptual experience of its medium. The group says that "creating art allows us to dwell in reality more passionately. The imagination of art combines the real world with intuitive concepts, thus constructing another perceptual space in a different dimension, fulfilling our life as well as exposing another profound truth."

Date: Until June 30, 10 am to 6 pm (closed Mondays)

Venue: The Gallery

Address: 87 Moganshan Road 莫干山路87号

Admission: Free

Call 6298-9766 for more information

A Craftsman's Fantasy World for Children

It's been the second year that Chinese pop singer Huang Yali, known to the public for her participation in Super Girl singing contest in 2005, presented to Shanghai audiences her beautiful craftworks made of recycling materials. After inviting a group of kids to do a catwalk show wearing costumes designed and made by her before the Children's Day, Huang also creates a colorful exhibition for children at Life Hub @ Anting that showcases her creative handmade pieces until June 28. Among them are cute dresses painted with images of European city landscape and a postbox decorated with handmade letters and stamps. Music videos of Huang will also be played at the exhibition.

Date: Until June 28, 10 am to 10 pm

Venue: Life Hub @ Anting


Address: 1055 Moyu Road South 墨玉南路1055号

Admission: Free

Call 6950-3723 for more information

On Stage

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

Charles Dutoit is one of today's most sought-after conductors. Yundi was propelled onto the international stage when he won first prize at the XIV Chopin International Piano Competition at the age of 18. 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


Tickets: 80 yuan to 1,080 yuan

Call 6854-1234 for details

Chamber Concert by Dúo Cassadó

Dúo Cassadó from Spain is comprised of cellist Damian Martínez and pianist Marta Moll de Alba. Since starting their artistic endeavor in 2000, Dúo Cassadó have performed in some of the most prestigious auditoriums across the world and been presented with numerous plaudits and praise from the public and critics alike for combining a talented cellist who exudes warmth and finesse and a pianist of refined sensibility. They were recommended by Alicia de Larrocha as "the most brilliant duo who represents the Spanish chamber music." At their upcoming Shanghai concert, Dúo Cassadó will perform Beethoven's 7 Variations on a Theme from Mozart's The Magic Flute, Sonata Arpeggione by Schubert, Lamento de Boabdil by G. Cassadó, Nikolay Myaskovsky's Sonata No.1, Op.12, and Rapsodia del Sur by G. Cassadó.

Date: June 26, 7:45 pm

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

Concert by San Diego Youth Symphony

Since 1945, San Diego Youth Symphony (SDYS) has given thousands of musicians the opportunity to study and perform classical repertoire at a highly advanced level. It is the sixth oldest continuously operating youth orchestra in the US and the resident youth orchestra at San Diego city's historic Balboa Park. SDYS' programs have grown under the 17-year tenure of music director Jeff Edmons from 60 to over 600 participating students in 11 orchestral and wind ensembles. SDYS also offers chamber music, soloist competitions, group lessons, and community partnership opportunities to students enrolled in the Balboa Park programs, including the annual International Youth Symphony. Their Shanghai concert will feature Jeff Edmons as the conductor and Jessie Chang on the piano. The program will include Glazunov's Overture Solenelle Op.73, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.2, Op.17, among others.

Date: July 4, 7:30 pm

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

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