Pick of Six Shanghai Art Exhibitions: July 21-27

By Erica Martin, July 21, 2017

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A recurring look at what's happening at Shanghai's art galleries:

Giorgio de Chirico & Giorgio Morandi: Rays of Light in Italian Modern Art


This major exhibit serves as a retrospective for two of Italy's most talented Giorgios: early surrealist innovator Giorgio di Chirico, who painted iconic works like 'The Song of Love' (pictured), and Giorgio Morandi, a still life painter whose fans include Fellini, Antonioni, and Obama. Tickets are a bit steep at RMB180, but there are major masterpieces on display.
Until Sept 10, Modern Art Museum.



Rockbund holds the first solo exhibition by noted French artist Philippe Parreno. This immersive show occupies all 6 floors and the glass rooftop, interacting with the museum’s architecture with the unexpected use of time, space, light and sound.  
Until Sept. 17, Rockbund Art Museum.

Ran Hang: Beauty Without Beards


This solo exhibition honors Ren Hang, the massively talented young photographer who was famed for his bold and striking nude photography. Hang took his own life earlier this year, and while the works on display in Beauty Without Beards are only the small fraction of his photos that pass obscenity laws, the exhibit is still a moving tribute to him and his major talent.
Until Aug 26, Modern Art Base.

Sutthirat Supaparinya + Yuan Keru Duo Exhibition


This innovative photo and video exhibit brings together two female artists with different sensibilities. Thailand’s Sutthirat Supaparinya comments on the media, government and public works in her artwork, while China’s Yuan Keru (artwork pictured) creates eerie sci-fi environments and stories in her video work.
Until July 22, Leo Gallery.

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition


Throughout this summer and fall, the Shanghai World Financial Center hosts this traveling exhibition that recreates portions of the Sistine Chapel. Frescoes are recreated to scale, while digital art and installations displays this classic work of art in a new format. 
Until Oct 7, 4F Art Space at Shanghai World Financial Center.

André Saraiva Solo Show


Parisian graffiti artist André Saraiva may be best known here in Shanghai for opening the exclusive nightclub Le Baron, but he's also had a long career in graffiti art, printmaking, and text art. Catch this retrospective on the artist at MD Gallery's new Bund-side location. 
Until Sept 16, Magda Danysz Gallery.


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