Take this first weekend of 2018 as the perfect time to catch these shows that you haven’t seen yet. Learn about the history of Haipai fashion at Shoubai Art Gallery, or for something more modern, check out the traveling Paul Smith exhibition throughout the weekend at Modern Art Museum.
Address: Modern Art Museum, 4777 Binjiang Da Dao (near Pudian Lu) 滨江大道4777号 (近浦电路)
When: Through Sun Jan 7
This weekend is your last chance to catch Hi, My name is Paul Smith at Pudong’s Modern Art Museum. Closing on Sunday, this traveling exhibition showcases the fashion designer’s artistic journey as well as his climb to the top in the world of fashion and design. This show gives a rare behind the scenes glimpse at what it takes to run a fashion empire as an artist while simultaneously thriving as a business. The exhibition features 42 outfits, over 50 framed works of art, multimedia work including video, and a wall covered in 70,000 buttons.
Address: Pearl Lam Galleries, 181 Middle Jiangxi Road G/F (near Fuzhou Lu) 江西中路181号 (近福州路)
When: Through Mar 11
Ganwu: Sensing the Material is a group exhibition featuring nine Chinese artists and designers that incorporate Chinese aesthetics into their works. Emphasizing human experiences through their created work, the Song dynasty painting "Six Persimmons" by Mu Xi is used as a source of inspiration. The work in this exhibition deals heavily with the idea of “ganwu” how the creator becomes equal to the objects being depicted, and how he or she co-exists with them.
Address: Shoubai Art Gallery, No. 4-2, 210 Taikang Lu (near Ruijin Er Lu) 泰康路210弄4-2号田子坊 (近瑞金二路)
When: Through Feb 28
Shanghai has been, for many years now, a buzzing city where innovation and trends are part of daily life. Haipai Fashion in the 1900’s focuses on exploring the changes and development of the Qipao or Cheongsam during the 20th century. Through the depiction of women’s clothing, artist Li Shoubai presents a piece of the cultural evolution that shaped this cosmopolitan city.
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