The Egg House Pop-Up @ Joy City (Jing’an)
The Egg House is an egg-themed pop-up space in Shanghai. With six rooms of immersive installations and interactive experience, The Egg House is a place full of dreams and fantasies that brings you a great time with friends and family. Seamlessly connected by a storyline, The Egg House features real life-sized rooms, including The Foyer, The Kitchen, The Hallway, The Pool and The Garden. Imagine an egg who lives a normal life as someone in the Lower East Side would, it falls asleep one afternoon and guests are invited to explore his house. To offer guests a multi-sensory experience that not only catches the eye, The Egg House incorporates sound, smell and other surprising elements into the 4900 square feet space.
🕒 Jul 29-Oct 18, 10am-9pm
📍 198 North Xizang Road | 西藏北路198号
World of Ghibli in China @ Shanghai World Financial Center
The World of Studio Ghibli in China is the first mainland exhibition by the Japanese animation house celebrating the 30-year anniversary of its classic film “My Neighbor Totoro,” as well as its other movies. Also on display are 285 original production sketches and storyboards from Ghibli films such as the Oscar-winning “Spirited Away” and “Princess Mononoke,” plus an eight-meter-long model of the airship from “Castle in the Sky.”
🕒 Jul 1-Oct 7, 10am – 9pm
📍 100 Century Avenue | 世纪大道100号
Saudade: Unmemorable Place in Time @ Fosun Foundation
This exhibition of Chinese and Portuguese contemporary art is a completely new interpretation of what cultural exchange might mean in the new era. The exhibition conjectures that the collision of artistic thought from two historically linked countries allows us to both reflect on history and look to the future. It offers completely new perspectives on how to understand and consider the self against a larger backdrop of rapid development, globalization, urbanization, and the clashes and integrations of multiculturalism.
🕒 Jul 3-Aug 26, 10am – 8pm, closed on Mondays
📍 600 No.2 East Zhongshan Road | 中山东二路600号
Klimt Experience @ Hongqiao Art Center
The Klimt Experience is a 45-minute multimedia installation involving video projection on to the floors and walls and a virtual reality experience that allows you to seemingly enter the artist’s works. Discover the artist’s breathtaking paintings with a mind-blowing tech-stravaganza that will leave after-images seared into your optic nerves.
🕒 Jul 13-Oct 13, 10am-10pm
📍 888 Tianshan Road | 天山路888号
Capricious Structure @ chi K11 art museum
The exhibition Capricious Structure features independent projects by four young artists from both China and abroad, including Andrew Luk (Hong Kong), Brendan Fowler (Los Angles), Wu Juehui (Hangzhou), and Shen Xin (London/Amsterdam). The works presented reflect on the mutual intervention between the artificial and the natural, the interstices of interior and exterior, and the fictionality of video, all contesting the capricious nature of medium.
🕒 Aug 11-Sep 14, 10am-8pm
📍 300 Middle Huaihai Road | 淮海中路300号
Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative @ Rockbund Art Museum
The 12 narratives presented in this exhibition opened up multiple secret paths into historical past. They invite us to revisit memories of war and ethnic assimilation/resistance that are shared by people across generations and regions throughout modern or even contemporary Asia. People migrate for survival and cross borders of nation/culture/ethnicity; stories of these changing flows and transformations of culture, either based upon historical facts or fused with imaginary tales, are all intertwined together and expand on a larger common spatio-temporal horizon.
🕒 Jun 8-Oct 8, 10am-6pm, closed on Mondays
📍 20 Huqiu Road | 虎丘路20号
Melike Kara: A Taste of Parsley @ Yuz Museum
Known for her enigmatic portraits, Cologne-based artist Melike Kara will continue her study of identity with a new series of artworks including works on canvas, glass paintings, and sculptures. Kara’s overarching interests in 20th century German figurative traditions and social hierarchies dominate her artistic vision. Her artworks question the domestic and the foreign; belonging and exclusion. In her works, ambiguous and tightly entwined figures are depicted in a restricted color palette and rendered in confident strokes, enticing the attention of viewers with their compelling compositions.
🕒 Jul 7-Sep9, 10am-9pm, closed on Mondays
📍 35 Fenggu Road | 丰谷路35号
Ho Tzu Nyen: One or Several Works @ Ming Contemporary Art Museum
One or Several Works is Singaporean artist Ho Tzu Nyen’s first solo exhibition in Mainland China. One or Several Works is specially conceived and curated for McaM. Drawing inspiration from the symmetric and theatrical spatial layout of the museum, the artist presents six recent works and one ongoing project within four installations. Each installation is a theatre in which different works, or different versions of works, take turns to go onstage. Each installation is a performer, playing one or several roles. In this way, the artist explores the possibilities of theatre as media, inviting viewers into these spaces where intensity is continuously generated in real time, creating dynamic relationships between the viewers and the works.
🕒 Jul 7-Sep 9, 10am-6pm, closed on Mondays
📍 436 East Yonghe Road | 永和东路436号
The Legacy of Architectonic Futurism @ BANK
This exhibition is a group show that honors the visionary and fantastical spirit of architect, Lebbeus Woods (1940-2012). Woods was an architect whose politically charged and provocative illustrations were designs of systems in crisis: the order of the existing being confronted by the order of the new. This exhibition showcases Woods’ unconventional productions together with artists from around the world and architects (LI Hu + HUANG Wenjing | OPEN Architecture and Lyndon Neri + Rossana Hu | Neri&Hu Design and Research Office) whose works imagine a future urban reality.
🕒 Jun 15 – Aug 8, 10:30am-6:30pm, closed on Mondays
📍 59 Xianggang Road | 香港路59号
Christy Lee Rogers: Borderline @ Art Labor
This exhibition presents new photographic works, new media and textile installation by Hawaiian born artist Christy Lee Rogers. Obsessed with the transformative qualities of water, Rogers uses it once again as her muse, pushing toward a new boundary for herself both artistically and emotionally. This collection of entirely new work, thus titled Muses, is derived from the sources of that inspiration itself, and the depths to which an individual will go to find and hold on to that inspiration, until a new spark of insight is needed, once its predecessor has vanished.
🕒 Jun 23 – Aug 8, 10am-6pm
📍 101 Haifang Road | 海防路101号
Infrastructural Territory: The Spatial Foundation of National Discourse @ OCAT Shanghai
Co-curated by young critic and architect Tan Zheng and researcher Wang Yijia at the THUPDi, the exhibition invites more than twenty young architects, urban planners, artists and their teams, who have been actively engaged in this field in recent years. The exhibition is presented through installations, photographs, models, videos and other mediums in exploring the symbiosis between infrastructure and landscape, as well as their shared practices and cross-disciplinary overlaps among the sub-branches of architecture, urban planning and landscape design on the subject on “infrastructure”.
🕒 Jun 30-Aug 9, 10am – 7pm, closed on Mondays
📍 1016 North Suzhou Road | 苏州北路1016号
Picturing Asia: Double Take – The Photography of Brian Brake and Steve McCurry @ Shanghai Center of Photography
“Double Take” presents the work of two exemplary, and hugely influential 20th-century photo essayists, the documentary photographers Brian Brake and Steve McCurry. “Double Take” also considers the work of these two renowned photographers from a contemporary perspective, raising critical issues about the West’s historical fascination with “exotic Asia”.
🕒 Jun 17-Sep 9, 10:30am – 5:30pm, closed on Mondays
📍 2555-1 Longteng Avenue | 龙腾大道2555-1号
Reading Walking: Louis Vuitton Travel Book @ Pearl Art Museum
The exhibit on the Louis Vuitton Travel Book collection is the most ambitious devoted to this serie of drawing books published by the prestigious French brand. Through the initiative of the Pearl Art Museum, this exhibition offers an invitation to travel from Shanghai, a bustling cosmopolitan city since its origins. Each of the artists exhibited, in residence all over the world, designed his Travel Book as a call to discover other cultures. Through a creative and daring staging, nearly 300 original drawings by 16 artists and illustrators offer a contemporary vision of travel. This exhibition meets the dual vocation of “Light Space”, a cultural and artistic space composed of both the Pearl Art Museum and a bookstore. This unique setting connects the world of art with that of the book, an ambition shared by the Pearl Art Museum and the Louis Vuitton Travel Book project.
🕒 Jun 24-Oct 7
📍 1588 Wuzhong Road | 吴中路1588号
Turning Point – 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art @ Modern Art Museum
This exhibition will display around 100 significant works from the history of Chinese contemporary art after 1978. This exhibition takes a chronological approach, covers mediums such as oil paintings, traditional Chinese paintings, sculptures, videos, and installations.
🕒 Jun 26 – Oct 7, 10am – 6pm, closed on Mondays
📍 4777 Binjiang Avenue | 滨江大道4777号
Charles Chaplin: A Vision @ Yuz Museum
“Charlie Chaplin. A Vision” is a major exhibition proposed by the Musée de l’Elysée and coproduced by the Yuz Museum, Shanghai. Presented in chronological order, its aim is to help us better understand the modernity of Charles Chaplin and of his timeless character by shedding a new light on their deep humanism.
🕒 Jun 8 – Oct 7, 10am – 9pm
📍 35 Fenggu Road | 丰谷路35号
Parallel World 2 @ Super Brand Mall
Super Brand Mall will be housing the insanely Instagram-able interactive art experience, Parallel World 2, this May. Explore each room for a day of sensory overload the likes of which you’ve never seen before.
🕒 May 18 – Aug 30,
💰 ¥79 – 99
📍 168 West Lujiazui Road | 陆家嘴西路168号
Random International: Everything & Nothing @ Yuz Museum
The artists prototype different environments by experimenting with notions of consciousness, perception, and instinct. Random International strives to “invite visitors to re-experience and re-examine the physical spaces that represent our relationship with technology.”
🕒 Apr 20 – Oct 14, 10am – 9pm
📍 35 Fenggu Road | 丰谷路35号
Leandro Erlich: Construction of Reality @ HOW Art Museum
A solo exhibition by Argentine artist Leandro Erlich brings together over 30 artworks covering his large-scale interactive installations, zinstallations, and photography, including 13 monumental interactive installations that offer the audiences uncanny experiences via optical illusions. This exhibition unfolds the complex duality that characterizes Erlich’s artistic approach: by way of investigating the ephemeral, illusive aspect of the visual world, he recreates or even reverses the given logic of architectural space.
🕒 Jun 1 – Oct 15, 10am – 10pm
💰 ¥80 – 190
📍 2277 Zuchongzhi Road | 祖冲之路2277号
Lin Tianmiao: Systems @ Rockbund Art Museum
The artist considers the exhibition to be a site-specific project that explores four key concepts: “individual consciousness”, “collective consciousness”, “public consciousness”, and “ultimate consciousness”. With each concept corresponding to a floor in the museum, going from the second floor of the museum all the way to the sixth floor will embark visitors on a psychological and sensorial journey of “consciousness”.
🕒 Jun 26 – Aug 26, 10am – 6pm
📍 20 Huqiu Road | 虎丘路20号
Joseph Beuys @ HOW Art Museum
Joseph Beuys believed that it was possible to transform society through the creativity of every individual. He emerged as an artist amid Germany’s post-war reconstruction, claiming for art a unique role in the spiritual regeneration of society, in opposition to a materialistic culture. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to explore at first-hand the artistic output of this iconic figure whose radical vision changed the cultural landscape of the late twentieth century.
🕒 Jan 20, 2018 – Feb 28, 2019, 10am – 10pm
💰 ¥80 – 190
📍 2277 Zuchongzhi Road | 祖冲之路2277号
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