New lease of life for traditional straw art

EDITOR’S note: HANDICRAFT arts are slowly dying in the era of bustling mega-cities. People are too busy or too disinterested to keep alive the skills of their forebears. As part of this year’s Shanghai ...

Chen Huizhi | December 7, 2015, Monday

'Blackboard' painting goes for record US$70.5 million

IT may look little more than blackboard scrawls to the untrained eye, but a Cy Twombly work fetched US$70.53 million in New York on Wednesday, setting a new auction record for the painter. A smattering ...

November 13, 2015, Friday

It’s a Mart full of art

Workers at ShanghaiMart handle one of the exhibits that will form part of the Shanghai Art Fair. The four-day show, which is part of the Shanghai International Art Festival, gets under way today. The annual event will feature pieces from more than 150 galleries. — Xinhua ...

November 12, 2015, Thursday

Tibetan arts skills on display

A Thangka painter shows off his skills during an Exhibition of Intangible Cultural Relics of Tibet held at the Shanghai Mass Art Center yesterday. The three-day exhibition will display exhibits from the region, including the Thangka, a local Tibetan feature. — Gao Jianping...

October 31, 2015, Saturday

Art show puts ancient road back on the map

AN abandoned community hospital on Yuyuan Road in Changning District was given a new lease of life yesterday when it reopened as a temporary art gallery. Thanks to a collaboration between Shanghai-based ...

Yang Jian | October 17, 2015, Saturday

Arts festival pulls in the crowds

People queue up in front of the Yihai Theater in Jing’an District yesterday for discounted tickets for the upcoming Shanghai International Arts Festival. Over 50 dramas, concerts and dancing shows will be staged during the one-month festival, which kicks off on October 16. — Gao Jianping...

October 10, 2015, Saturday

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