6 Shanghai Art Exhibitions to Check Out This Weekend

By That's Shanghai, November 2, 2018

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


Louise Bourgeois: The Eternal Thread

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Photo courtesy of Long Museum.

The Eternal Thread is the first large-scale exhibition in China by French-American artist Louise Bourgeois. Considered one of the most important artists of the 20th and 21st century, this retrospective offers insight to the artist’s entire career. Having been born into a family of tapestry restorer, sewing, stitching and joining and prevalent concepts throughout her art which are represented through a mix of different media.

Nov 3 - Feb 24, RMB200, Long Museum.


Vacuum. Dry Land, Into the Room: NI ZHIQI Solo Exhibition

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Photo courtesy of Pearl Lam Galleries.

Presenting NI Zhiqi’s debut solo exhibition, the gallery is showcasing his mixed media paintings  from the past two decades. Patterns, scribbles, dynamics, perception and play are all dominant in curated collection that includes recent works.

Nov 3 - Dec 3, Pearl Lam Galleries.


Another Way of Telling

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Photo courtesy of Shanghai Center of Photography.

Another way of telling is an open exhibition which showcases 100 works by Anna Fox and Karen Knorr, two UK leading documentary photographers. They critique society with wit and humor, exploring a range of subjects such as class, working environment, self awareness and the adoption of different perspectives.

Until Nov 18, Shanghai Center of Photography.


GUCCI x Maurizio Cattelan: The Artist is Present

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Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan has partnered with Gucci’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, to bring a surreal collection of curated works to the Yuz Musem. Exploring how originality can be acheived through acts of repetition, the exhibition inspired by Marina Abromovic's 2010 live performance (as featured in the Jay Z music video for 'Picasso Baby' which, fun fact, revolves around a relatively interesting controversy that you should definitely look up) is runnning through to December.

Until Dec 16, RMB60, Yuz Museum.


Lose Your Mind: David Shrigley

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Photo courtesy of the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery.

Sitting at the intersection of art, design and pop culture, Shrigley's solo show combines satire, black humor and an impeccable use of puns in a refreshing contemporary exhibition. It's comprised of over 400 illustrations and a collection of installations, giving you more than enough of a reason to head to the power station of Design - a creative extension of the Power Station of Art. And it's free!

Until Nov 14, power station of Design.


Bodega Run

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Photo courtesy of Yuz Museum.

While you're at the Yuz, check out Tshcabalala Self's solo exhibition at their Project Space of Art, highlighting the Bodegas of New York City through paintings, sculptures and video. The family run corner stores featured in Self's show capture an aspect of the Black-American and Latinx community that has yet to be shown in a Chinese instution.

Until Dec 9, Yuz Museum


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