6 Shanghai Art Exhibitions to Check Out This Weekend

By Erica Martin, April 20, 2018

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


Where Time Stands Still

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Shanghai-based Dutch filmmaker and photographer Marc Ressang, who's worked with everyone from Vice to National Geographic, offers up this photo showcase at Xime. The exhibition explores moments of perfect stillness, showing the power in balance and potential energy.
Until May 2, Xime.


Live Your Dreams

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Danish artist Maud Boesen spent five years living in Shanghai. After returning to her home country, she made this latest collection of work for her third Shanghai exhibition, which explores themes of assertiveness and positivity through their sharp lines and contrasting cold/warm colors.
Apr 21 - May 21, Noeli Gallery.


Shanghai by Erwin Olaf

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The noted Dutch photographer, known for his evocative, glamorous works and their dark undertones, debuts this study of Shanghai as the second of a three-part series exploring cities in transition. Its use of historic Shanghai buildings and focus on the agency of young women are highlights.
Until Jun 7, Magda Danysz Gallery.


Garden Oddity

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Garden Oddity is a collection of surreal oil paintings by Beijing artist Yang Shen. Noted for his dark humor and the distortion of reality and memory, he explores the subconscious and contemporary society with these colorful, symbolic works.
Until Apr 30, MadeIn Gallery.


The Conclusion #1

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Featuring neon light artwork and a series of evocative and surreal paintings, artist ArinaBB makes her China debut with ‘The Conclusion #1.’ The exhibit explores Carl Jung’s concept of the artist as being able to tap into unknown realms of the human unconsciousness and translate them into a physical form.  
Apr 20-23, M50, Building 4, Room 210.


Ganjiakou 303

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The first Shanghai solo show from artist Zhu Jinshi showcases his “apartment art” from between 1979 and the present. Apartment art refers to works which were created within private spaces in China and without regard for viewers, because of the lack of exhibition spaces — they were often low-cost, pocket-sized, and ephemeral. The selection of Zhu’s 2017 paintings also on display are much more large-scale, displaying a change in the nature of viewing spaces over time.
Until May 15, Pearl Lam Galleries.


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