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Paper planes and jazz in store

XINTIANDI, the shopping and entertainment hub, is presenting a fanciful outdoor "airplane" art exhibition, featuring paper planes, feather planes, plastic planes and all manner of flying things.

The art installation titled "Soaring to a New Height," part of Xintiandi's "Live Life Large" campaign, which is to encourage people to live life to the fullest, to aim high and realize their dreams.

The exhibition in the north and south blocks feature 10 "aircraft" that capture the spirit of soaring. It features works by artists from different countries. Some works are colorful and showy, others refined, like a feather.

"Vivid Dreams" by Belgian designer and photographer Christophe Demaitre presents striking Shanghai cityscapes on the fuselage and images of bustling crowds on the wings. Its message is the linkage between the city and its people.

Chen Hangfeng is inspired by aircraft wake vortices in his work "Exhaust," using recycled materials. A multicolored vortex propels a plane upwards "like a blossoming dream." The design holds another meaning, however, that of ignored environmental problems, like CO2 and other greenhouse gas in aircraft engine exhaust.

Other works include "Future Plane," a fabricated feather that keeps floating on air, despite its fragile appearance. It is sustained by its dream of flying.

Through next Friday, visitors can vote for their favorite airplane. Lucky draw winners will be chosen from all the ballots: two round-trip air tickets from Shanghai to Hong Kong will be awarded.

Meanwhile, jazz enthusiasts can enjoy performances by international musicians today at Shanghai Times Square.

The event coincides with the fourth annual Jazz Shanghai music festival (October 16-18), the city's biggest jazz gala of the year.

Tonight, two concerts will be staged at Shanghai Times Square - by the Isradixie Band from Israel and Sinne Eeg Vocalist from Denmark.

Isradixie (Israel plus Dixieland) Band was formed in 1979 and is noted for its high professional standards. The band is popular in Israel and abroad.

This time the band will emphasize Hassidic and other melodies, played in Dixieland style.

Sinne Eeg has taken the crown as Denmark's leading jazz vocalist, helped by her critically acclaimed album "Waiting for Dawn," which received a Danish music award.

Eeg interprets Danish pop classics and English songs in a very personal way. Her style is mature, intense, slightly understated and yet very ambitious.

"We are delighted to cooperate with JZ Shanghai music festival, Shanghai's largest outdoor music event," says Cathy Hau, deputy general manager of Shanghai Times Square. "Our mall will become a preview venue to present important warm-up shows to citizens nearby, giving them a different experience of musical passion and creativity."

Plane Installation Art Exhibition

Date: through October 23

Venue: Xintiandi, 181 Taicang Rd

Admission: Free

Tel: 6386-1818

Isradixie Band jazz concert

Date: Today, 6-8pm

Sinne Eeg vocal concert

Date: Today, 8-10:30pm

Venue: 2/F, Lobby, Shanghai Times Square, 99 Huaihai Rd M.

Admission: Free

Tel: 6391-0691


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