6 Shanghai Art Exhibitions to Check Out This Weekend

By Bryan Grogan, July 19, 2019

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best art exhibits on this weekend:


Until Oct 7: Open Codes. Connected Bots – Group Exhibition

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Image courtesy of Chronus Art Center

Chronus Art Center (CAC) team up with German cultural institution ZKM | Center for Art and Media, inviting a very international group of artists to take part in Open Codes, Connected Bots, a new media investigation into the world that we live in today. The artists taking part will transform CAC into a coding laboratory, elucidating for visitors the dependance that we have on codes for just about everything.  

Until Oct 7, Chronus Art Center. 


Until Aug 24: Approaches to Abstraction – Group Exhibition

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Image via Almine Rech/WeChat

The first-ever exhibition to be held in Almine Rech’s newly opened space in Shanghai, the international gallery brings together six of their rostered artists to explore modern approaches to abstraction. Almine Rech, which first opened in Paris in 1997, has spaces in the French capital, Brussels, London, New York and, now, Shanghai. Attendees can also take the opportunity to tour the space, which is in the same building as Perrotin Gallery.

Until Aug 24, Almine Rech


Until Aug 25: An Opera for Animals

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Image courtesy of promoters

This large-scale group exhibition includes over 40 artists’ views on the histories and principals of classical opera in European and Chinese cultures, applying the canon’s language to traditions and reimagining the theatrical practice through a variety of lenses. Moving between cities, Cui Jie, Robert Zhao Renhui, Lee Bul and Wang Wei are among the extensive list of artists who used their works to transform the space in Hong Kong’s Quarry Bay into a vibrant and pulsating urban jungle, before the show arrived in Shanghai, where Tang and Hsieh have helped to re-contextualize it by adding even more Chinese artists.

Until Aug 25, Rockbund Art Museum


Until Sep 1: New Order – Solo Exhibition

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Image via MadeIn Gallery/WeChat

Rising young artist Shang Liang brings some recent works to MadeIn Gallery this weekend. Lauded for her unique style, which makes us of elements of cubism, surrealism and the type of written, off-the-cuff graffiti seen in Basquiat’s paintings, it is perhaps Shang’s borderless depictions of the human body that are the most fascinating aspect of her particular approach to art. 

Until Sep 1, MadeIn Gallery


Until Sep 8: I Hear Your Dreams – Group Exhibition

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Image courtesy of promoter

OCAT Shanghai invites five of Norway’s leading contemporary artists together for a group exhibition which aims to elucidate and investigate the nature of dreams, the subconscious and memories. While many great thinkers have dwelt on the significance of dreams, we are largely, as a society, still in the dark when it comes down to it. Video work stands alongside installation, as we are carried into a parallel universe where our dreams and deeper thoughts reside. 

Until Sep 8, OCAT Shanghai


Until Oct 24: Perpetual Present  – Daniel Arsham Solo Exhibition

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Image courtesy of promoters

Famed New York-based artist Daniel Arsham brings his magnificent concept of future relics, of petrochemicalized items from the modern day which will soon fall into disuse as technology and our lust for more and newer products continues to accelerate. Arsham has achieve the elusive status of fashionista and influencer, lauded by publications such as Hypebeast, and teaming up with brands like Dior. His first show in China will show off some of his most iconic recent works. 

Until Oct 24, How Art Museum


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[Cover image courtesy of Chronus Art Center]

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