Art & Culture

Art & Culture

"Barbecue collage" artist Xue Song dares to try

In the early 1990s, experimental artist Xue Song would never have thought his day would come. At that time, most Chinese people's tastes stopped at realism or impressionism. 
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Lorenz Helbling: ShanghART's strength is to find good talents

Lorenz Helbling came to Shanghai in 1985 to study Chinese history and film. It was an era when the "new wave" art movement was stirring, but he didn't take much notice.
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Ink-wash artist Wu Yiming: Every experimental practice leads to a lonely path

Shanghai-born Wu Yiming was one of the pioneers in changing conventional thinking about ink-wash and pushing its boundaries.
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Art tales from the underground (1995 to 2000)

This column will examine the contemporary art scene in Shanghai over the past three decades, giving an insight into its development.
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Uli Sigg, one of the first generation of Western collectors

Uli Sigg, one of the leading owners of the world's largest and most important collection of Chinese contemporary art, was among the first generation of Western collectors.
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Photo exhibition exploring existence of a city and its people

Entitled "Regards Croisés," the exhibition features works of urban buildings and architecture taken by Frenchman Patrice Loubon and Shanghai artist Liu Gang.
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Branding expert puts his stamp on Shanghai

World-renowned Swiss expert Florin Baeriswyl has launched a dual education program ─ Brand Strategy and Management ─ at Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts.
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Artist's attempt at deconstructing self-identity in his 'Living Room'

Lin Shan's new solo exhibition, "Living Room," is an attempt to create the tension of a family living area by rearranging objects that inhabit the room without the host.
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Legendary dressmaker gets London tributes

"Azzedine Alaia: The Couturier," running until October 7, will exhibit 60 garments chosen by Alaia before he died in November 2017.
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Senegal's street children turn trauma into art

"For me, the color red is like pain."
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