Art and Culture


Exploring art history through altered carbon

IN the science fiction novel “Altered Carbon” by Richard K. Morgan, human beings have realized their dream of being immortal. Successfully transferring mental contents from one body to another, the mind ...

January 18, 2020, Saturday


Suzhou Picture Exhibition’s centenary celebration

HOLDING a document art exhibition is always difficult because historical materials and old paintings don’t usually resonate with today’s visitors. However, “Looking Back at Jiangnan” could buck that trend. ...

January 18, 2020, Saturday


Five more culture shocks hard to get over as an expat in Shanghai

IN 2018, I wrote a column featuring five culture shocks you might not expect when moving to Shanghai, which included things like drinking hot water, keeping things off the floor and calling in sick when ...

January 11, 2020, Saturday


CAMLab link-up a boost to Chinese culture

ON initial observations there seems to be no link between Harvard University and a luxury hotel in Shanghai. However, last week CAMLab (Chinese Art Media Lab of Harvard University) announced Nan Shufang, ...

January 11, 2020, Saturday


CAMLab’s Project Lead Icey Lin and Professor Eugene Wang discuss plans to explore Chinese art and culture through innovative multimedia platforms

LIN: What initiated you to establish the Harvard CAMLab? Wang: We are stepping into an age when words cannot fully grasp the power of an image. In other words, only vision can emulate the power of vision ...

January 11, 2020, Saturday


Annual Basket Fair Back Again

TO the uninitiated, the sullying of the pavements with yellow paint on all the roads around Bubbling Well and St. George’s for the last week or so now has a meaning, but to initiate it has meant that ...

January 11, 2020, Saturday


How Jing’an Temple evolved into an international cultural exchange of Buddhism

THE old English name of Jing’an Temple was Bubbling Well Temple as there was an ancient well bubbling all day and night in front of it. The well was filled up in the 1960s but the temple still survives ...

January 11, 2020, Saturday


Nanjing Rd journey ends, another to begin

I started writing about Nanjing Road’s historical buildings, architecture and heritage back in 2017, starting from the Bund and all the way up to Jing’an Temple today. Nanjing Road was constructed in ...

January 11, 2020, Saturday


Using visual images to write a ‘novel’

HOW do you write a novel in the language of art? Artist Lu Lei has an answer. The charm of fiction partly lies in the reader’s imagination and ability to reorganize reality. In this sense, fiction doesn’t ...

December 28, 2019, Saturday


Father-daughter duo show water-themed landscapes

AN oil painting exhibition featuring watery landscapes created by Chen Xiejun and his daughter Chen Ying kicked off at Yun Jian Granary last week. Entitled “Images of the Water City,” it runs through ...

December 28, 2019, Saturday




 

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