Ex­hi­bi­tions

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Hen­ryk To­maszewski

The Power Sta­tion of Art’s de­sign cen­ter presents China’s first solo ex­hi­bi­tion for Hen­ryk To­maszewski, the late Pol­ish graphic artist. An in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed graphic de­signer, il­lus­tra­tor, stage artist and ed­u­ca­tor, To­maszewski was well known for his sig­na­ture free-hand graphic ex­pres­sions and sar­casm be­tween those con­cise strokes. His unique vis­ual lan­guage not only helped found the highly dis­tinc­tive char­ac­ter of the Pol­ish Poster School, but also ex­erted ma­jor in­flu­ences on the mod­ern graphic de­sign field in France, Britain and the West as a whole. The ex­hi­bi­tion will dis­play more than 200 of To­maszewski’s orig­i­nal works, in­clud­ing 40 of the de­signer’s hand­crafted orig­i­nal screen printed posters, 100 orig­i­nal prints of book de­signs and 120 il­lus­tra­tion sketches made avail­able to the global au­di­ence for the first time. The ex­hi­bi­tion is cu­rated by fa­mous de­signer He Jian­ping. Date: Un­til Septem­ber 15, Tues­day to Sun­day 11 am – 7 pm Venue: Power Sta­tion of Art ഏ ݡ֙քၣඓѷ༅ܽ Ad­dress: 200 Huayuan­gang Road, Huangpu District

ഏ ݡ൮ߢ௼౼߄ჺ۝੥200ރ Ad­mis­sion: Free Call 3110-8550 for more de­tails A His­tory of the World in 100 Ob­jects In the study of any cul­ture, a uni­ver­sal co­nun­drum is how to avoid in­ter­pret­ing that cul­ture’s his­tory through a nar­ra­tive of Self and Other. It is hard enough to be ob­jec­tive in telling the his­tory of any one na­tion, let alone that of the whole world. There is no his­tory not nar­rated from the per­spec­tive of the so­ciopo­lit­i­cal in­ter­est group the au­thor be­longs to. Peo­ple who are told of their own his­tory tend to believe that the his­tory and cul­ture of other na­tions must be very dif­fer­ent from theirs. In this sense, A His­tory of the World in 100 Ob­jects from the Bri­tish Mu­seum is a re­mark­able break­through. It tells a his­tory of all hu­man­ity not through words, which can eas­ily tinted by sub­jec­tive opin­ions, but through ob­jects cre­ated by hu­man be­ings. By com­pil­ing man-made items span­ning most con­ti­nents from 2 mil­lion years ago through the present day, the ex­hi­bi­tion breaks con­ven­tional bar­ri­ers be­tween sub­jects of arche­ol­ogy, his­tory and the arts. It shows how dif­fer­ent cul­tures share sim­i­lar pro­cesses of de­vel­op­ment and how they re­act to each other af­ter mak­ing con­tact, which chal­lenges our views of “glob­al­iza­tion.” A His­tory of the World in 100 Ob­jects started as a joint project of the Bri­tish Mu­seum and BBC, com­pris­ing a 100-part ra­dio se­ries. A book that ac­com­pa­nied the se­ries was pub­lished in 2010. Date: Un­til Oc­to­ber 8, 9 am – 5 pm Venue: Shang­hai Mu­seum No.2 Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall ഏ ݡ ѷ༅ܽ لׂᅡ๖ Ad­dress: 201 Peo­ple’s Av­enue ಭ૽ս֨ 201ރ Ad­mis­sion: Free Call 6372-3500 for more de­tails

Philippe Par­reno, Syn­chronic­ity Over the past twenty years, Par­reno has rad­i­cally re­de­fined the ex­hi­bi­tion-go­ing ex­pe­ri­ence by ex­plor­ing its pos­si­bil­i­ties as a medium in its own right. Re­al­ized in di­a­logue with the phys­i­cal­ity and func­tion­al­ity of the mu­seum’s ar­chi­tec­ture, this ex­hi­bi­tion will al­ter the build­ing’s cur­rent ex­is­tence through an un­ex­pected use of time, space, light and sound to be­come a semi-au­to­mated pup­pet; a per­pet­ual mo­tion of events in which Par­reno sub­verts the con­ven­tions of the gallery space. On the mu­seum’s glass rooftop, Par­reno will in­stall a he­lio­stat that will di­rect sun­light down into the fourth-floor space in a care­fully chore­ographed en­sem­ble of nat­u­ral light that dances in sync with the move­ment of the blinds. A ver­ti­cal plane in line with the build­ing’s own axis will cut through the spa­ces of the ex­hi­bi­tion, each floor be­com­ing a tem­plate of the other. The plane will be vis­i­ble on the first floor lobby next to a ro­tat­ing se­cret book­case door; on the sec­ond floor, a large-scale screen will play a new ren­di­tion of Par­reno’s 2000 film Any­where Out of the World. Date: Un­til Septem­ber 17, Tues­day to Sun­day 10 am – 6 pm Venue: Rock­bund Art Mu­seum Ad­dress: No.20 Huqiu Road, Huangpu District, Shang­hai ഏ ݡ൮ߢ௼౼޾౴੥ 20ރ Ad­mis­sion: 50 yuan Call 3310-9985 for more de­tails

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