Art and Culture


I recently made Twitter history, and I’m wearing it like a badge of honor

I recently made Twitter history: I’m the first and only foreigner to be labeled “China state-affiliated media” by the social media giant. And I’m wearing it like a badge of honor. There’s no other option, ...

March 26, 2022, Saturday


Legacy of Budi Tek will live on at Yuz Museum

SHANGHAI is mourning the passing of Budi Tek, a Chinese-Indonesian entrepreneur and art collector, in Hong Kong after a six-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Tek’s association with Shanghai was through ...

March 26, 2022, Saturday


Deciphering the art of Xu Bing

ONCE visitors decipher Xu Bing’s art, it usually lingers in the mind for a long time. “Xu Bing: Found in Translation,” a large-scale research-oriented solo exhibition of the artist, is currently underway ...

March 5, 2022, Saturday


Artist resurrects a lost art of book binding in painstaking detail

IT is hard enough to revive lost ancient artistry, much less revitalize it in the modern world, but that hasn’t stopped book artist Zhang Xiaodong. His exhibition “Leaves of Infinity,” which will open ...

March 5, 2022, Saturday


Capturing time and space in one exhibition

Few artists can manage to club together different periods of civilizations in one exhibition. Zhao Zhao has managed to do just that at his solo exhibition at the Long Museum West Bund. Curated by Cui ...

January 22, 2022, Saturday


‘Painting’ thread in the air gives Japanese artist new form of creative expression

WHEN stepping into the exhibition “Shiota Chiharu: The Soul Trembles,” most visitors will be dumbfounded by the first work they encounter on the first floor. Small iron wire-made boats shuttle through ...

January 8, 2022, Saturday


A guide to shanghai expo culture park

EVENTS to celebrate the park’s opening • Potted landscape and stone exhibition Site: Shanghai Garden Date: Opening date – February 6 Highlight: It will display 280 precious exhibits, especially stones ...

January 1, 2022, Saturday


Alleyway of ‘Ten Thousand Conveniences’

Hidden behind a busy elevated road, Wanyi Fang, loosely translated as “Alleyway of Ten Thousand Conveniences,” is easy to miss. Located on Chongqing Road S., its entrance is a hole in a large, pinkish ...

December 25, 2021, Saturday


Dear Santa: a word about your performance

DEAR Santa, I think I’ve been good this year, or at least I’ve tried very hard to be good. Or at least I haven’t been actively bad, not even when that naughty reader told me to shut up and see a psychiatrist. ...

December 25, 2021, Saturday


Kissing goodbye to 2021: the year in review, at least according to me

As the lyrics of a popular Chinese pop song go: 时间都去哪儿了 (Where has the time gone)?! It’s nearly the end of 2121, so it’s time, again, for me to try and round up the year by looking back at what I talked ...

December 25, 2021, Saturday




 

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