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Published: Aug 11, 2022 09:54 PM
Promotion material for the Johansson exhibition Photo: Courtesy of Douban

Promotion material for the Johansson exhibition Photo: Courtesy of Douban

The Surreal Dream World of Erik Johansson - Art exhibition

This exhibition in Beijing is a solo show for Swedish ­surrealist photographer Erik Johansson. This first solo show for the photographer in China is also the largest exhibition of his artworks in the world. 

A total of 80 photos are on display at the exhibition, along with 32 texts and more than 10 videos revealing the making of his artworks. 

Born in 1985, Johansson creates surreal images by combining photographic elements and other materials into surreal scenes, integrating reality and imagination. 

Inspired by surrealist masters such as Salvador Dali, René Magritte and Maurits Cornelis Escher, Johansson's works are full of imagination while still reflecting on reality. 

Scenes in Johansson's photos are recreated vividly at the exhibition, which allows visitors to walk into the artist's surreal world.  

Where: Today Art Museum, Beijing

When: Until October 7, 2022

Price: From 89 yuan ($13.2)

The Mousetrap - Theater play

This drama set for Shanghai is a masterpiece by English writer Agatha Christie. First debuting in London in the 1950s, The Mousetrap is the world's longest-running stage play ever.

The script was based on Three Blind Mice, a 30-minute radio play Christie made to celebrate the 80th birthday of Queen Mary in 1947. The Mousetrap tells the story of a murder that happened in London in 1948. It is ­indicated that the murderer went off to Monkswell Manor where five guests were trapped because of a snowstorm. Later Detective Sergeant Trotter arrives at the manor and begins his investigation. 

An intense drama set in a closed space, the play presents the audience a thrilling experience as they seek the truth behind the murder.

The drama in Shanghai is the Chinese version of the original play, enabling ­Chinese audiences to appreciate the classic English play in their own tongue. 

The stage setting was designed and authorized by St Martin's Theater in London.

Where: Huangpu Theater, Shanghai

When: Until September 30, 2022

Price: From 180 yuan ($26.7)

Pretty Dirty Things - Art exhibition

This exhibition in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province is a solo show for artist Zhou Wenjing. It showcases the artist's latest works, and some of her representative works such as Pretty Dirty Things, The World is Burning and Contraceptive Ring

At the exhibition, Zhou showcases her artworks about the body, birth and disease from a life-politic perspective.

The idea of the exhibition is to present things twisted by violence and malice in a sweet and artistic way. 

Zhou pays close attention to subjects such as the body, disease and power. Her works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad.

Where: Yi Contemporary Art Center, Guangzhou

When: Until September 30, 2022

Price: From 15 yuan ($2.2)