Art and Culture


Patience, calm and other lessons learned during 2-week quarantine

I was set free from my two-week home quarantine a couple of days ago and I have to admit, I wasn’t all that excited about it. One of my favorite movies as a child was “The Shawshank Redemption,” and ...

April 4, 2020, Saturday


A cemetery that celebrates life and death

YI Hua clearly remembers the morning in 1998 when she arrived at an old building on the Bund wanting to consult with the Shanghai Film Association about the rebuilt monument to Ruan Lingyu, the most celebrated ...

April 4, 2020, Saturday


Just as Shanghai slowly returns to normal, Kiwis enter lockdown

I didn’t think it would come to this, but I have to say I’m relieved. My home country, New Zealand, has enforced some of the strictest COVID-19 measures in the Western world. Last week, Prime Minister ...

March 28, 2020, Saturday


Xs mark the spot: Embroidery style defines this town

AMID a large farm field of canola flowers in full bloom, a handicraft workshop in Baoshan District focuses on the traditional folk art of cross-stitch embroidery, which has a local history of hundreds ...

March 28, 2020, Saturday


Fusion of books into the landscape of art

BOOKS, as the carriers of civilization, have played a prominent role in the history of human development, especially in China where papermaking and printing technology were invented almost 2,000 years ...

March 28, 2020, Saturday


TeamLab Borderless: a space in constant flux

NESTLING beside the Power Station of Art, teamLab Borderless Shanghai reopened on Friday following two months of closure amid the coronavirus epidemic. Featuring a collection of 50 teamLab original artworks ...

March 28, 2020, Saturday


Testing for COVID-19: My long journey through city’s new immigration rules

I got off my Air New Zealand flight from Auckland in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday to smiles and farewells from a beaming flight crew without masks, gloves or eye protection. As soon as I stepped one foot ...

March 21, 2020, Saturday


ShanghArt’s growth, survival during a crisis

LORENZ Helbling came to Shanghai in 1985 to study Chinese history and film at Fudan University. It was an era when the “new wave” art movement was stirring in the country. A decade later, Helbling opened ...

March 21, 2020, Saturday


When art sings: China opera inspires artists

OPERA painting, a unique art form in China, has obscure origins. Though there is no clear written record of its genesis, some unearthed cultural relics provide clues to its evolution. An early colored ...

March 21, 2020, Saturday


‘Great beauty’ immortalized in both music and painting

“ZHAOJUN Chu Sai,” or “Zhaojun Goes Beyond the Great Wall,” is a painting drawn from a famous story that has been adapted into various operas, novels and dramas over the centuries. It tells the tale of ...

March 21, 2020, Saturday




 

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