Art and Culture


A reminder not to let down our guard as coronavirus spikes in NZ, Beijing

Just a couple of weeks ago I wrote a column about the valiant effort of New Zealanders to kick novel coronavirus there to the curb, after the country’s strict lockdown led to zero cases of the virus in ...

June 27, 2020, Saturday


Showcasing three generations masters of canvas

IT’S not often you find a cluster of famous artworks at one exhibition, each created by a renowned figure in China’s modern-art history. However, the exhibition “Master of Canvas” at Hong Art Museum, ...

June 27, 2020, Saturday


Revisiting Shanghai homes in old days

NOSTALGIC and nationalistic, the exhibition “Old Shanghai, Our Home” in Yuyuan Garden brings visitors back to the days of yore through more than 100 old-fashioned furniture pieces and daily necessities ...

June 27, 2020, Saturday


Latino students under COVID-19: With a heavy heart, I went home

THERE are many Latino students studying in China who decided, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, to return home at the start of the year. But the tables soon turned, and with the first cases arriving ...

June 20, 2020, Saturday


James Joyce fans celebrate historical ‘Bloomsday’ in city

FASHIONABLE ladies in high hats and large skirts stroll along the rooftop terrace of the House of Roosevelt on the Bund. The day drifted back in time to retrace the steps Leopold Bloom took 100 years ...

June 20, 2020, Saturday


Audiences face the music again at concert celebrating hope

SHANGHAI Symphony Orchestra held its first post-pandemic concert before a live audience last weekend, featuring Beethoven’s “Sixth Symphony,” “Solveig’s Song” from Grieg’s “Peer Gynt” and Richard Strauss’s ...

June 20, 2020, Saturday


Intangible cultural heritage celebrated

“THE 10th International Exhibition of Traditional Fine Arts” is on display at the Shanghai Art Collection Museum through July 12. The exhibition is a key cultural exchange project of the Shanghai government ...

June 20, 2020, Saturday


Cutout installation highlight of Alex Katz solo show

A muse has always provided an inspiration for artists: like Dora Maar to Pablo Picasso and Ada Del Moro to Alex Katz. And, fortunately, after several months of lockdown, art lovers can see one of those ...

June 20, 2020, Saturday


New Zealand defies my predictions, thrashes COVID-19 after lockdown

On March 21, I released a vlog, having returned from a quick visit to New Zealand as it prepared to battle its first COVID-19 cases — in it I predicted that the country wasn’t doing enough, and that very ...

June 13, 2020, Saturday


The essentials of artwork: ink and brushes

A shabby building amid a heap of ruins hides a treasure that even nearby residents don’t know about. The inner-city building facing demolition houses part of China’s cultural heritage. Located on Nanshan ...

June 13, 2020, Saturday




 

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