What's on

Source:Global Times Published: 2016/6/23 18:33:00


On Stage

Four Aces Guitar Quartet Concert

The Four Aces Guitar Quartet was formed in 2008 when four Belgian classical guitar players met at the International Guitar Symposium in Iserlohn, Germany. The quartet explores the world of classical guitar by playing by Bellinati, Bogdanovic, Roux and many more. They also like to expand it by playing arrangements by well-known composers such as Bach, Puccini and Tchaikovsky, but also by arranging traditional folk songs and pop music.

Date: July 1, 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

Stéphane Denève & Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

French conductor Stéphane Denève is a graduate of the Paris Conservatoire and has worked as conducting assistant to Sir Georg Solti with the Orchestre de Paris, Georges Prêtre at the Opéra National de Paris, and Seiji Ozawa at the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto. Denève first guest-conducted the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO Stuttgart) as a substitute and later was appointed chief conductor. Their Shanghai concert's program will include Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major, Brahms' Symphony No.4, Mozart's Overture to The Magic Flute, Prokofiev's Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet Suite.

Date: July 2 and 3, 7:30 pm

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

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: TBA

Call 6854-1234 for details

Cartoon Mask Musical

Nickelodeon's cartoon mask musical Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys has been tremendously successful worldwide, and this summer she comes to Shanghai Children's Art Theatre, on her most important mission. Dora has lost her teddy bear and the search is on to find him. With help from the audience, Boots, Map, Backpack, Diego and more, Dora uses her directional, counting, musical and language skills to successfully pass through the Number Pyramid and the Mixed-up Jungle to reach the City of Lost Toys. Families will delight in this 80-minute live theatrical production that invites audiences to think, sing and play along. Dora is designed to teach kids to explore, communicate, overcome obstacles, solve puzzles and discover a diverse and exciting world ­all while having a lot of fun.

Date: June 30 to July 3, 10:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm

Venue: Shanghai Children's Art Theatre

Address: 800 Miaojiang Road


Tickets: TBA

Call 2319-6057 for details


Welcome to My Life

Since the 1990s, French couple Isabelle and Jean-Conrad Lemaître have been collecting video works by artists from around the world; they've become one of the top collectors of such video in the world, with more than 160 pieces of works. Some are made by famous artists such as Gillian Wearing and Tacita Dean, and in recent years they have turned their attention to emerging artists. The Shanghai Himalayas Museum is showcasing 23 pieces of their collection at the exhibition Welcome to My Life, which touches upon issues of time, memory, futurism and environmental sustainability among others and offers a particular perspective to look at the development of video art in the past 30 years.

Date: Until June 26, 10 am to 6 pm (closed Mondays)

Venue: Shanghai Himalayas Museum 上海喜玛拉雅美术馆

Address: 869 Yinghua Road


Admission: 40 yuan

Call 5033-9801 for details

So Long, China

French photographer Patrick Zachmann is showing his retrospective So Long, China at the Beaugeste Photo Gallery. Born in 1955, Zachmann started as a freelance photographer in 1976 and joined Magnum Photos in 1985. He became a full member in 1990. Zachmann has dedicated himself to long-term projects on cultural identity, memory and immigration. In 1982, he documented the Neapolitan police and mafia - the Camorra - resulting in the publication of a book. In 1987, after seven years on a personal project about Jewish identity, Zachmann published his second book, Inquest on Identity or a Jew in Search of His Memory. In 1989 he received the prestigious Prix Niepce award. He has published a dozen of books and directed several documentary films. Zachmann's retrospective in Shanghai features his 1982 reportage on cinema studios in Beijing and Shanghai to his 2015 latest project, China Too Fast. The exhibits reveal the photographer's deep knowledge of the social landscape and the impact of the high-speed development on the "trans-generational" issue.

Date: Until July 29, 10 am to 6 pm

Venue: Beaugeste Photo Gallery

Address: Room 519, Bldg 5, Lane 210 Taikang Road


Admission: Free

Call 6466-9012 for details

Dual Exhibitions at BANK

BANK Gallery will present two exhibitions from two artists, Lin Ke and Cheng Xinyi. Taking his inspiration from science-fiction TV, Lin Ke's first solo show, titled Oh Sky! Cloud Bothers?, assumes a world of technological traps: the trap of being without the convenience of technology and the trap within it. Part behavioral science, part ethnography and part absurd theater, Lin presents a case study for future archeologists on the behavior of humans in the presence of their computers. Through a bold and unusual palette of oils, Cheng Xinyi shows her interest in structuring emotions that are specific and complex come to life. Her work is not simply an expression of singular feelings, but an unsettling configuration of multiple layers of emotion that congeal over time. She will display a collection of new works at her solo show titled June.

Date: From July 2 to August 31, 10:30 am to 6:30 pm (closed Mondays)

Venue: BANK

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

Admission: Free

Call 6301-3622 for details


Psychoprosa is the first solo exhibition in China by Austrian artist Thomas Feuerstein. The exhibition features a large installation consisting of 19 artworks that together transform Chronus Art Center's 500-square-meter gallery into a mysterious alchemist's workshop, gracefully arranged as a tidy and orderly modern laboratory. The title of the show fuses two notions: "psycho" points to an inner or spiritual life with personal experience and perception, while "prosa" indicates narrative or scientific literature. Together, the artist says, they subtly reveal his conceptual narration, through which he shows correlations between nature and culture, living matter and dead matter, organism and object, man and machine. He says that this fuses facts and fictions into a dense structure, to dissolve dichotomies and borders, and tell new stories using familiar elements, systems and objects. Born in 1968 in Innsbruck, Austria, Feuerstein studied art history and philosophy at the University of Innsbruck and received his doctoral degree in 1995; he works as an artist and author in fine art and media art. His works and projects use various media, creating installations, drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, radio plays and Web art.

Date: Until June 26, 10 am to 6 pm (closed Mondays)

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

Animamix Biennale

Responding to Giorgio Agamben's idea that "every authentic poetic project is directed toward knowledge," the exhibition starts with an exploration into the space between the virtual world and reality shaped by animation and comics. Thirteen invited artists from around the globe will deploy diverse creative mediums and technologies, such as animation, painting, sculpture and installation, in their efforts to reconstruct space, time, narration and world view. On the second floor, the exhibition will present special screenings of new animated short films from around the world, including China, France, Poland, Germany and Japan. On the third floor, artist Trevor Lai and Banana Fish studio have created an "Animamix Studio." The space will teach children and adults animation creation through their own game play. This exhibition aims to offer a reflective setting for appreciation, entertainment, study and thinking for adults, children, art professionals or the general public. Animamix Biennale 2015-2016 includes the Daegu Art Museum, South Korea; Hong Kong Visual ArtsCentre/City University of Hong Kong; Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai; Art:1 NewMuseum, Indonesia. The exhibition will also be presented in Art:1 New Museum, Indonesia in September. This year's exhibitors have each selected a range of artistic practices that not only present significant contributions in aesthetic quality, but also guide their viewers to create and engage in new knowledge.

Date: Until July 17, 10 am to 6 pm

Venue: MOCA Shanghai

Address: 231 Nanjing Road West


Admission: 50 yuan

Call 6327-9900 for details

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