Art and Culture


The one-dog policy, and other fun facts about having pets in Shanghai

CHINA relaxed its one-child policy in 2014, but not many people know that a similar policy still applies in Shanghai — if your “child” happens to be a barking member of the four-legged variety, that is. With ...

June 22, 2019, Saturday


Yoshitaka Amano: an artist of many talents

Nearly 200 original paintings, 38 large hand drawings and seven animated films featuring the full spectrum of Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano’s work over the past 50 years are on display in “Fantasy in ...

June 22, 2019, Saturday


A revolution is not a dinner party, even if it is in art

REVOLUTION in traditional ink-wash painting is always easier said than done, because it is a difficult mission to shake off the bonds of the stereotyped tableau, contents and subjects. But veteran artist ...

June 22, 2019, Saturday


The fascinating history of life of Pei and his family homes

WORLD-RENOWNED Suzhou-born architect Ieoh Ming Pei — better known as I.M. Pei — who designed the Louvre’s glass pyramid and Qatar’s iconic Museum of Islamic Art, died aged 102 in New York last month. An ...

June 22, 2019, Saturday


The story of a dye merchant’s lavish Green House

IN 1936 Hungarian-Slovak architect Laszlo Hudec — who had a huge influence shaping Shanghai in the early 20th century — designed a dream house for Chinese tycoon Wu Tongwen around the corner of Hardoon ...

June 22, 2019, Saturday


From Jiangnan to Paris: an artist’s journey

IN recent years, Chinese artist Feng Xiaomin has acquired a reputation on the global art scene, following in the steps of two other big-name Chinese artists, Zao Wou-ki (1921-2013) and Chu Teh-Chun (1920-2014). In ...

June 15, 2019, Saturday


Sheer delight: ‘Music in the Summer Air’

THE Shanghai Symphony Orchestra’s “Music in the Summer Air” festival returns on July 2 for its 10th year, with 23 concerts in two weeks and guest performances by the New York Philharmonic and BBC Symphony ...

June 15, 2019, Saturday


Gloss of an ancient art form never wanes

CHINESE lacquerware, dating back some 8,000 years, is durable, waterproof and artistic — the exquisite artwork of multilayered varnish that is often carved, inlaid and painted with flora, fauna, landscape, ...

June 15, 2019, Saturday


Magical story behind the birth of China’s historic first dynasty, Xia

THE task of leading people to dredge waterways was a hardship which took Yu the Great years of perseverance and endurance, overcoming unimaginable difficulties. One day while Yu was passing Mount Tu, ...

June 15, 2019, Saturday


The store of perpetual peace: a Shanghai icon born in Australia

THE store of perpetual peace is one of the best-known and most famous landmarks in Shanghai. Its two-street front brilliant at night with neon light, its needle-like spire piercing the dark skylike a ...

June 8, 2019, Saturday




 

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