Art and Culture


Creations with a humanistic spirit

MEMORIES that fade as time goes by radiate a unique charisma in artist Wang Yuhong’s still lifes filled with old objects. Wang’s solo exhibition, featuring photographs and canvases, is at Shanghai Gallery ...

September 22, 2018, Saturday


Apartment block a writer’s haven and home to a murder mystery

CHANGJIANG Apartments sits on a prominent location behind the Park Hotel at People’s Square. Built during the golden era (1920s-40s) of modern Shanghai apartment buildings, it’s known as the last Shanghai ...

September 22, 2018, Saturday


Nowhere in the world that had more comfortable apartments

THERE are only two cities in the world where there has been an equal change in the building situated compared to Shanghai — namely Los Angeles and Detroit. In neither of those cities, however, has there ...

September 22, 2018, Saturday


Empty promises: a ‘real’ supermarket as art

CONTEMPORARY artist Xu Zhen is showing something new at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Auction. A certificate signed by Xu conferring the exclusive right to commission physical recreations and enactments ...

September 15, 2018, Saturday


Remembering Wu Zuoren, a true son of Suzhou

TUCKED in a quiet lane in Suzhou, the Wu Zuoren Memorial Hall provides an opportunity for visitors to have an extensive view of the works of the renowned Chinese artist and art educator. An exhibition ...

September 15, 2018, Saturday


Peking opera masterpieces get special 3D screening treatment

THE 3D Peking opera film “Cao Cao and Yang Xiu” held a special screening at the Shanghai Film Art Center on August 31. Its cast, including Peking Opera artist Shang Changrong, director Teng Junjie and ...

September 15, 2018, Saturday


The important role of traditional Chinese opera in cinematic genre

THE first traditional opera film “Dingjun Mountain” was made in 1905. It is also China’s first movie. Since then, traditional opera films have played an important role in Chinese cinema. At that time ...

September 15, 2018, Saturday


Yellow Emperor’s masterful music man

“Li yue,” which means “rite and music,” are important parts of ancient Chinese civilization....

September 15, 2018, Saturday


Summer is nearly over and it’s back to school: It’s time to summer-ize!

WE’RE officially in the final throes of summer, with the hottest part of the year behind us and the kids back at school. For some that’s a welcome relief, including me — I just can’t wait until I have ...

September 8, 2018, Saturday


Life matters, be sure to enjoy the fireworks

THE second season of “Life Matters”, a highly acclaimed documentary series about Chinese patients and medical staff fighting varied diseases, will air on Dragon TV later this year. The first season went ...

September 8, 2018, Saturday




 

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