6 Shanghai Art Exhibitions to Check Out This Weekend

By Erica Martin, July 20, 2018

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


Lu Ying-Chang: Garden No. 79

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In Garden No. 79, Lu Ying-Chang has a surreal take on childhood memory, exploring the theme of the garden as a place of goodness and warmth as well as fear. The brightly colored designs and animals in Lu's work bely the complex themes underneath, which vary from nostalgia to transformation.
Until Oct 7, Philippe Staib Gallery, Bldg 6, Rm 102, M50 Art Space.


Sadie Coles HQ with Uri Aran and Ryan Sullivan

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CONDO Shanghai teams up with ShanghART gallery for this showcase of New York artists Uri Aran (work pictured) and Ryan Sullivan, whose art will be featured alongside the Shanghai artists Geng Jianyi and Birdhead. Expect a diverse range of works from abstract paintings and photography to installation.
Until Aug 26, ShanghART Gallery West Bund.


Melike Kara: A Taste of Parsley

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Yuz Museum hosts the first solo exhibition in China for Melike Kara, a Cologne-based artist who's known for her enigmatic portraits, which explore issues of identity and social hierarchies. The works in A Taste of Parsley range from sculptures to oil paintings to glass artwork meant to blur boundaries between the dream world and daily life.
Until Sep 9, Yuz Museum.


Rain Room

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Also still on at Yuz Museum is the Rain Room installation, which was a sensation in Shanghai back in 2015 and attracted over 200 thousand people. Occupying an area of 150 square meters, the large-scale environment can perpetually generate falling water while visitors can walk through it without getting wet. Head there to experience the wonder and don't forget to take some stunning and surreal selfies.
Until Oct 14, Yuz Museum


The Egg House

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NYC’s The Egg House popup arrives in Shanghai this Sunday. Fans of the food-themed exhibit rejoice, because starting this week you can see Ellis’ journey continue as the egg moves its nest from the big apple to our doorstep. Enjoy the interactive Foyer, Kitchen, Hallway, Pool and Garden like never before. This is absolutely no time to be yolking around, so hurry on over!
Jul 22 - Oct 18, Joy City Mall.


Right in Sight: Xiao Jiang

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In this solo exhibition, painter Xiao Jiang finds significance in the mundane with his depictions of everyday life. He uses simple color schemes and subtle shading to create depth in his characters and quotidian scenes. His large scale paintings in the relatively small Vanguard Gallery create an immersive atmosphere for the viewer.
Until Jul 29, Vanguard Gallery.


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