Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Events

Artwork that Emperor Qianlong almost destroyed, twice

Zhao Mengfu (1254-1322) is widely regarded as one of the greatest painters and calligraphers of the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368). As a pioneer in literati painting, he sought personal expression rather than an accurate depiction...

Telling tales of decadence and bats in Prince Gong’s Mansion

A mansion that carries the tales of the peak and decadence of the latter half of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) currently sits in Xicheng District in Beijing. The sophisticated Prince Gong’s Mansion often lies under...

Detailed Graphite Hair Drawings by Hong Chun Zhang

Chinese artist Hong Chun Zhang creates graphite drawings that replace everyday materials with ribbons, sheets, or swirls of shiny black hair. The works, titled Hairy Objects, are intended to be humorous while also a bit unsettling, allowing...

Asian Chamber Music Association launched in Shanghai

The Asian Chamber Music Association was launched at Shanghai Conservatory of Music over the weekend. Founded by the Asian Philharmonic Foundation and registered in Hong Kong, the association consists of chamber music professionals and experts....

Maestro’s despair over cut and paste opera

Romanian-born conductor Ion Marin recently brought a unique repertoire to Shanghai, featuring Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” in its original entirety, and matched it with a contemporary piece by Chinese-American composer Zhou Tian and Franz Liszt’s...

Gonda captures a sense of time and space

Uptown Theatre According to the “Gonda” book, the Ping’an Building, constructed in 1925, was the home of the Spanish consulate from 1935. In 1939, the American Merchant Lightning Film Company commissioned a remodeling, and the...

The Hungarian architect who painted last stroke on iconic Bund waterfront

Famous architect Laszlo Hudec has quite rightly attracted a wide amount of attention during the past decade. A prisoner of a World War I Russian camp, Hudec heroically escaped the bitter Siberian winter of...

How a Buddhist master’s blood created the ‘Tree of Great Merit’

Against the azure skies of a valley near Lusar Town lies the legendary “Tree of Great Merit.” This sandalwood tree is situated in the compounds of the sacred Kumbum Monastery. The ground where the tree...

No crumbs on Martinez’s ‘Open Feast’ table

Brooklyn-based artist Eddie Martinez is holding his first solo exhibition “Open Feast” in the Chinese mainland at Yuz Museum. Running through January 12, it comprehensively showcases Martinez’s art practice by a new series of...

Design Shanghai gathers talent from around the world

Design Shanghai, Asia’s leading international design event, will be held from March 12 to 15 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. The event will showcase creative installations and more than 500 local...

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