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Turn­ing Point – 40 Years of Chi­nese Con­tem­po­rary Art

1978 was a turn­ing point in the his­tory of China and Chi­nese con­tem­po­rary art. This ex­hi­bi­tion takes a chrono­log­i­cal ap­proach to the topic of Chi­nese con­tem­po­rary art. The Long Mu­seum has se­lected around 100 ex­tremely in­flu­en­tial art­works from its col­lec­tion from the last 40 years. These se­lec­tions in­clude oil paint­ings, tra­di­tional Chi­nese paint­ings, sculp­tures, videos and in­stal­la­tions. Echo­ing the 40th an­niver­sary of China’s re­form and open­ing-up, the ex­hi­bi­tion shows the his­tory of Chi­nese art since 1978. All the art works are di­vided into four chap­ters: 1978–1984, 1985–1989, 1990–1999, af­ter 2000. This ex­hi­bi­tion not only shows dif­fer­ent artis­tic prac­tices and ex­plo­rations of Chi­nese artists but also the vigor and vi­tal­ity of Chi­nese art. The Long Mu­seum hopes the ex­hi­bi­tion will bring au­di­ence a deeper un­der­stand­ing of the spirit and unique­ness of Chi­nese con­tem­po­rary art to its vis­i­tors. This ad is based on the in­tro­duc­tion posted on the web­site of the mu­seum.

Date: Un­til Septem­ber 9, 10 am to 6 pm, closed on Mon­days

Venue: Long Mu­seum West Bund

Ad­dress: 3398 Longteng Av­enue

Ad­mis­sion: 100 yuan

Call 6422-7636 for more de­tails

Ran­dom In­ter­na­tional: Ev­ery­thing & Noth­ing

Yuz Mu­seum Shang­hai presents “Ev­ery­thing & Noth­ing,” Ran­dom In­ter­na­tional’s first solo ex­hi­bi­tion in Asia, which en­com­passes new works along­side es­tab­lished pieces of piv­otal sig­nif­i­cance within the artists’ prac­tice. The ex­hib­ited works con­sider ideas of sim­u­la­tion, de­ci­sion-mak­ing and au­to­ma­tion in an im­me­di­ate and sen­sory way. A Lon­don­based, multi-dis­ci­plinary col­lec­tive, Ran­dom In­ter­na­tional ex­plores the hu­man con­di­tion in an in­creas­ingly mech­a­nized world through emo­tional yet phys­i­cally in­tense ex­pe­ri­ences. The artists aim to pro­to­type pos­si­ble be­hav­ioral en­vi­ron­ments by ex­per­i­ment­ing with dif­fer­ent no­tions of con­scious­ness, per­cep­tion and in­stinct. The ex­hi­bi­tion con­tin­ues this path of in­quiry; each work gen­er­ates its own en­vi­ron­ment, to which vis­i­tors are in­vited to re­spond on their own terms. Ran­dom In­ter­na­tional strives to “in­vite vis­i­tors to re-ex­pe­ri­ence and re-ex­am­ine the phys­i­cal spa­ces that rep­re­sent our re­la­tion­ship with tech­nol­ogy. These spa­ces re­late to both lived and spec­u­la­tive per­cep­tions of an in­creas­ingly au­to­mated en­vi­ron­ment, and how nat­u­ral phe­nom­ena and hu­man be­hav­ior can shape the world.” This ad is based on the in­tro­duc­tion posted on the web­site of the mu­seum.

Date: Un­til Oc­to­ber 14, 2018; 10 am to 6 pm;

Venue: Yuz Mu­seum

Ad­dress: 35 Fenggu Road, Xuhui Dis­trict

Ad­mis­sion: 150 yuan

Call 6210-5207 for more de­tails

Shang­hai Mar­riage Cul­ture Mu­seum opens to pub­lic

As China’s first provin­cial level mu­seum of its kind, the new Shang­hai Mar­riage Cul­ture Mu­seum show­cases the his­tor­i­cal evo­lu­tion of Shang­hai’s mar­riage cul­ture from the Qing Dy­nasty (1644–1911) on­ward and fo­cuses on the de­vel­op­ment of lo­cal mar­riage cul­ture af­ter the es­tab­lish­ment of the Peo­ple’s Re­pub­lic of China. The mu­seum presents lo­cal mar­riage cus­toms and wed­ding rit­u­als and records the de­vel­op­ment of the city’s mar­riage regis­tra­tion sys­tem in dif­fer­ent eras through texts, graphs, pho­tos, ob­jects and mul­ti­me­dia pre­sen­ta­tions. Di­vided into three sec­tions (Shang­hai mar­riage regis­tra­tion man­age­ment, mar­riage cus­toms and fam­ily dis­ci­plines) the mu­seum fea­tures 137 pho­tographs and 236 dowries col­lected over the decades. A va­ri­ety of daily ob­jects that were once com­monly used in al­most ev­ery Shang­hainese house­hold are also on dis­play, in­clud­ing enam­eled wash­basins, a 555-brand me­chan­i­cal alarm clock, glass plates and porce­lain teapots and jars. Date: Mon­day to Fri­day, 9 am to 4:30 pm, Satur­day, 9 am to 3 pm

Venue: Pu­tuo Dis­trict Res­i­dent Ser­vice Cen­ter

Ad­dress: 2F, 510 Caoyang Road

Ad­mis­sion: Free

Call 6244-1118 for more de­tails

Le­an­dro Er­lich: Con­struc­tion of Re­al­ity

A solo ex­hi­bi­tion by Ar­gen­tine artist Le­an­dro Er­lich brings to­gether over 30 art­works cov­er­ing his large-scale in­ter­ac­tive in­stal­la­tions, zin­stal­la­tions, and pho­tog­ra­phy, in­clud­ing 13 mon­u­men­tal in­ter­ac­tive in­stal­la­tions that of­fer the au­di­ences un­canny ex­pe­ri­ences via op­ti­cal il­lu­sions. By trans­form­ing the ar­chi­tec­tural spa­ces through jar­ring re­flec­tions and fas­ci­nat­ing labyrinths that dis­rupt the view­ers’ sense of bal­ance and ori­en­ta­tion, the artist in­vites us to ques­tion our nor­mal per­cep­tion of ev­ery­day ex­pe­ri­ence. This ex­hi­bi­tion un­folds the com­plex du­al­ity that char­ac­ter­izes Er­lich’s artis­tic ap­proach: by way of in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ephemeral, il­lu­sive as­pect of the visual world, he recre­ates or even re­verses the given logic of ar­chi­tec­tural space. For this solo show Er­lich will present the most re­cent ver­sion of his se­ries Re­flec­tive Op­ti­cal Il­lu­sion Build­ing, a new in­ter­ac­tive in­stal­la­tion in res­o­nance with the his­tor­i­cal and cul­tural land­scape of Shang­hai. Trained as an ar­chi­tect, Er­lich is known for his ex­trav­a­gant imag­i­na­tion and unique ma­nip­u­la­tions of mir­rors, pro­jec­tions, and ar­chi­tec­tural spa­ces with which he recre­ates and rep­re­sents re­al­ity in sur­real ways.

Date: Un­til Oc­to­ber 15, 1 pm to 10 pm Tues­day to Fri­day, 10 am to 10 pm Satur­day to Sun­day, closed on Mon­days

Venue: HOW Art Mu­seum (Shang­hai)

Ad­dress: No.1, Lane 2277, Zu­chongzhi Road

Ad­mis­sion: 80 yuan

Call 6387-6688 for more in­for­ma­tion

World Pre­miere at Yuz Mu­seum of “CHAR­LIE CHAPLIN. A VI­SION”

Char­lie Chaplin is the founder of mod­ern com­edy, and one of the most in­flu­en­tial per­form­ing artists and film direc­tors of the 20th cen­tury. His com­i­cal image with bowler hat, bam­boo cane and small mus­tache is well-known and deeply rooted world­wide.He him­self was a fa­mous paci­fist and so­cial ac­tivist. In 2015, at the in­vi­ta­tion of Tatyana Franck, di­rec­tor of the Musée de l’Elysée, Budi Tek, founder of Yuz Mu­seum, at­tended a sem­i­nar in Lau­sanne, Switzer­land. When visit­ing the col­lec­tion’s space at the Musée de l’Elysée, Tek found the cu­ra­tors study­ing pre­cious orig­i­nal pho­tographs of Chaplin and do­ing restora­tion work. The col­lec­tion tes­ti­fies as much to the evo­lu­tion of Chaplin’s fa­mous tramp, a mis­chievous dandy but a great charmer, at the be­gin­ning of his ca­reer, as to the artist at work. Char­lie Chaplin is beloved to Chi­nese au­di­ences. Re­call­ing this com­edy mas­ter through his pho­to­graphic archive and re­lated con­tem­po­rary art­works, Tek be­lieves it will en­able the au­di­ence to have a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing about why the char­ac­ters Chaplin cre­ated tran­scend time and be­come clas­sics. The Yuz Mu­seum team im­me­di­ately de­cided to col­lab­o­rate with the Musée de l’Elysée and started prepa­ra­tions for the ex­hi­bi­tion. This ad was based on the in­tro­duc­tion posted on the web­site of the mu­seum. Date: Un­til Oc­to­ber 7, 10 am to 6 pm;

Venue: Yuz Mu­seum

Ad­dress: 35 Fenggu Road, Xuhui Dis­trict

Ad­mis­sion: 150 yuan

Call 6210-5207 for more de­tails

A group ex­hi­bi­tion: Hon – Niki de Saint Phalle & Shen Yuan

This sum­mer, the ex­hi­bi­tion “Hon – Niki de Saint Phalle & Shen Yuan” will present vis­i­tors with the clas­sic works of two artists. The ex­hi­bi­tion first pays re­spect to Niki de Saint Phalle’s Hon, a mile­stone work cre­ated in 1966, which is one of the ear­li­est large vol­ume works in con­tem­po­rary fe­male artis­tic cre­ation his­tory. “Hon” means “her” in Swedish. The ex­hi­bi­tion at­tempts to demon­strate the cre­ation in­spi­ra­tions and tacit agree­ment of the two fe­male artists in dif­fer­ent spe­cial and tem­po­ral con­texts. The two artists are to­tally dis­parate in cul­tural back­ground, lan­guage and creative ex­pres­sion and they never met. Nev­er­the­less, they share many sim­i­lar­i­ties such as po­et­ic­ity and hu­mor and their works both re­flect the di­ver­sity and com­plex­ity.

Date: Un­til Oc­to­ber 14, 2018, Tues­day to Sun­day, 11 am to 7 pm

Venue: Power Sta­tion of Art

Ad­dress: 200 Huayuan­gang Road, Huangpu Dis­trict

Ad­mis­sion: Free

Call 3110-8550 for more de­tails

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