6 Shanghai Art Exhibitions to Check Out This Weekend

By Sarah Forman, January 11, 2019

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


DISTANCE, VITESSE, TEMPS, FORMULE: Filipe Pantone

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Photo courtesy of Magda Danysz Gallery

Reminiscent of Italian Futurism, this will be Pantone's first solo show in Shanghai. His works are bold, opticle spectacles that seamslessly work together in a space that seems designed for this kind of exhibition, with new pieces pressed specifically for the occasion. 

From Jan 12 to Mar 16, Magda Danysz Gallery.


Clavicle: Xie Qi's Solo Exhibition

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Photo courtesy of Bank Gallery

Appealing to phenomenology and the written works of philosopher Merleau-ponty, this collection of oil paintings from Beijing-based Xie Qi is the culmination of many years work. These dark, intimate depictions of the body come together in a dream-like series that are all at once universal and intensely personal.

Until Mar 9, Bank Gallery.


Pollen: Zhou Fan Solo Exhibition

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Photo close-up courtesy of Art Labor Gallery

If you find yourself in Jing'an tomorrow, head to Art Labor for the opening of Zhou Fan's solo show, where the artist will be present. The multi-media exhibition includes video, light boxes, works on paper and acrylic on canvas, in a fleuroscent collection exploring the concept of "interior", largely inspired by Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.

From Jan 12 to Mar 7, Art Labor Gallery.


Pollen: Ugo Schildge Solo Exhibition

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Photo courtesy of Galerie Dumonteil.

Yes, both exhibitions are titled Pollen, but as one opens, another closes. This is your last weekend to go see Ugo Schildge's Asia debut. As the newest artist signed with the gallery, the exhibition evaluates our relationship with nature and the role of pollenation in the ecosystem through allegorical tales of a world devoid of natural resources.

Until Jan 13, Galerie Dumonteil.


Cindy Sherman

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Another one closing soon, the Fosun Foundation Shanghai presents a well-acclaimed collection of the remarkable senior figure of photography in the United States. Bringing together 128 series of photographs and several shooting props along with references spanning different periods, this retrospective survey traces Cindy Sherman’s career from the 1970s to the present day, attempting to explore dominant themes in her work throughout four decades. In conjunction with the exhibition, Sherman has nine brand new works to unveil to the public. She also custom-designed two wallpapers for Fosun Foundation Shanghai.

Until Jan 13, RMB90 pre-sale, valid Tue-Sun, RMB100 door. Fosun Foundationbuy tickets.


Heteroglossia

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Photo courtesy of How Art Museum/Shangart.com

This exhibition brings together a group of contemporary artists from across the world with different backgrounds and perspectives. Through installations, moving image, performances and other unconventional forms of art, the artists explore various elements of contemporary culture and society.

Until Feb 17, HOW Art Museum.


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