Art and Culture


Calling the cavalry: coronavirus and the global mental health crisis

THE crisis we’re facing has affected billions of people across every nation of the world. It’s touched every community, impacted countless families and inflicted unquantifiable damage on the global economy. ...

June 19, 2021, Saturday


Reflecting on the dawning of the new millennium

UCCA Edge joins the Tsutaya Books, Shanghai Columbia Circle, for an exhibition “Millennium Mambo” on the second floor of the bookstore. Rather than showcasing the artworks, the small exhibition is more ...

June 19, 2021, Saturday


Ink-stained lips and a manifesto for change

IN August 1920, the first Chinese version of “The Communist Manifesto” was published in Shanghai. Translated by 29-year-old Chen Wangdao (1891-1977), it was secretly printed by a hand-operated press ...

June 19, 2021, Saturday


Ancient artistic language born out of earth

WHEN mentioning Chinese ceramics, one might immediately think of those stereotypical images of bowls and plates. However, a group exhibition “From Clay to Words: Ceramics as Media” at the Pearl Art Museum ...

June 19, 2021, Saturday


The branch: rising eating disorders and the deadly fear of letting go

EMMA Leaning is from Manchester, England, and has lived in China since 2012. She qualified from Bournemouth University before studying at The British College of Journalism. Her monthly column, “Emma Leaning ...

June 5, 2021, Saturday


Heroes of ‘catching mice in a china shop’

“CATCHING mice in a china shop” is a popular metaphor coined by Chen Yi, the first mayor of Shanghai after the founding of the People’s Republic of China. It describes the strict military discipline needed ...

June 5, 2021, Saturday


Qiantan Center offers a show of the irresistable temptation of art

Even at first sight, few would resist the temptation of Shinji Ohmaki’s Liminal Air series. As one of the pioneers of Japanese contemporary art, the world renowned artist is landing another version of ...

June 5, 2021, Saturday


Exhibition features video, interactive installations

THE exhibition “Time Field Space,” at Hanshan Art Museum in Suzhou, features nearly 200 photo, video and interactive installations created by 30 artists from both home and abroad. Stepping into the exhibition ...

June 5, 2021, Saturday


Shanghai has an island? Yes, and it’s the perfect weekend getaway!

Shanghai is split up into a total of 16 districts, but even some locals don’t realize that one of those districts, Chongming, is made up completely of islands, including China’s third-largest. What’s ...

May 22, 2021, Saturday


Nobody speak: the fear of cancel culture

CONFESSION: Getting affirmation from strangers makes me feel good. Isn’t that an awful thing to admit? Why else would I track everything I post if it weren’t about it (me) being loved? We all know that ...

May 22, 2021, Saturday




 

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