6 Shanghai Art Exhibitions to Check Out This Weekend

By Erica Martin, January 19, 2018

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best art exhibitions of the week:


The Palpable Soul of the Surface

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Art+ Shanghai’s first show of 2017 features artists Fu Shuai, Liu Xi and Xiong Yanjun in an exploration of texture and humanity. Fu Shuai creates optical illusions in an innovative use of Chinese rubbing paper, while Liu Xi deals in offbeat porcelain sculpture and Xiong Yanjun creates monochromatic paintings with subtle depth. 
Until Mar 11, Art+ Gallery.


Li Fan: By Nature, Be Alike. By Practice, Be Wide Apart.

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A showcase of Li Fan’s recent works made between 2015-2017, this exhibit features the first-ever showing of his surreal and surreal woodcut artworks. His dynamic ink paintings, inspired by mass media as well as the inner imaginary world of an artist, are also on display.
Until Mar 11, Arario Gallery.


Hugo Boss Asia Art Awards

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This exhibit presents works from the four finalists for the prestigious Hugo Boss Asia Award. Li Ming’s experimental video series Rendering the Mind, shot in the historic Shanghai Mansion, will be on display, along with Tao Hui’s sly social commentary videos, Yu Ji’s ‘live sculptures’ and installations, and Robert Zhao Renhui’s ecological exploration in photography.
Until Feb 11, Rockbund Art Museum.


Ganwu: Sensing the Material

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This group show by nine artists from China and around Europe explores the concept of “Ganwu,” the idea that an artist becomes equal to the objects that she is depicting in order to coexist with them. All of the works, including André Dubreuil’s ‘I Have Got a Headache’ (pictured), incorporate Chinese aesthetics and emphasize the human experience.
Until Mar 5, Pearl Lam Galleries.


Breaking Boundaries: BAZAAR’s 150th Anniversary Exhibition

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As America’s first fashion magazine, Harper’s BAZAAR has always been on the forefront of the industry, and MoCA’s exhibition commemorating 150 years of the mag is no different. Fashion, video art, and installations explore how Harper’s has both shaped and been shaped by the trends of its time, with videos from Coco Chanel, Pipilotti Rist’s installations, and Xu Longsen’s Shanshui Totem.
Until Mar 11, MoCA Shanghai.


Out of the Archive

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This exciting exhibition at Je Fine Art Gallery is a collaboration with several museums worldwide to present works from three masters of European art history. Some of Salvador Dali’s most famous bronze sculptures, high quality lithographs of from Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani and canvas prints by Vincent Van Gogh will all be on display.
Until Feb 11, Je Fine Art Gallery.


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