Exhibition celebrates beauty of Huangpu riverside

Wang Jie
Staged in one of the Bund's most opulent buildings, the new show by Shanghai Jiushi Art Museum features over 80 paintings of the city's iconic waterway.
Wang Jie

A new exhibition titled “Upon this Bank and Shoal: Riviera of the Huangpu, 2020” at Shanghai Jiushi Art Museum offers visitors a panoramic view of the 45-kilometer-long Huangpu riverside.

Organized by Shanghai Jiushi Group and Shanghai Jiushi Art Museum, the exhibition features over 80 paintings by famed artists, including Fang Shicong, Chen Yiming and Jiang Jianzhong.

Echoing the theme, the exhibition itself is located at No. 27 on the Bund. The six-story former Jardine Matheson Building, a listed national heritage structure, was built in 1922 as the office of Jardine, Matheson & Co, at one time the largest trading company in China and East Asia.

Today the building has been preserved, featuring a black cast iron gate, an elegant hall with marble floor and original mosaic floors upstairs embedded with jade tiles.

Open free to the public in 2018, the museum is part of Shanghai Jiushi Group's aim to create a cluster of art museums in historical Bund buildings.

According to the museum, preparation of this exhibition started in the second half of 2019. A special art committee decided to divide the 45km riverside into nine sections based on the city’s construction and the river scenes, varying from the Bund, the West Bund, the North Bund to the Pudong Bund. 

The committee also organized the participating artists for a series of sketches on site to better reflect the landscapes under their brushstrokes.

When entering the exhibition, visitors can appreciate paintings depicting the beauty of the riverside along the Huangpu River on the wall, and also enjoy a real-life riverside view of the Bund and the Lujiazui finanicial district.

Exhibition info

Date: Through September 11, 10am-6pm
Address: 6/F, 27 Zhongshan Rd E1
Admission: Make reservation on the WeChat mini program of Shanghai Jiushi Art Museum.

Exhibition celebrates beauty of Huangpu riverside
Ti Gong

The exhibition offers a panoramic view of scenes along the Huangpu River.

Exhibition celebrates beauty of Huangpu riverside

Gao Yaoming's painting

Exhibition celebrates beauty of Huangpu riverside

Jiang Jianzhong's painting

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