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Shanghai Gallery of Art
There can be few better or more glamorously located galleries than Shanghai Gallery of Art, nestled as it is on the 3rd floor of iconic drink, dine and retail destination Three on the Bund. Originally opened in 2004, and designed by renowned architect Michael Graves (one of the celebrated ‘New York Five’), the 1,200 sqm SGA affords light and lofty space in abundance, providing the perfect backdrop for new curator and director Joseph Ng’s contemporary Asian and Chinese exhibitions, the first of which, ‘Some Like it Hot’, runs until 5th May.
Bringing together 8 young Chinese and Asian artists, the show features, amongst others, works from Indonesian painter and designer Syagini Ratna Wulan, Bangkok-based Michael Shaowanasai, Shandong performance and video artist Feng Lin, and Hunan-based artist Tang Yuhan, who creates sculptures concerned with divination and feng shui. Calling on a wide range of media from installation to photography, the show provides no single narrative, but rather a series of ‘worlds’, each as personal as the next, reflecting on the multifaceted complexity of modern life while focusing on a range of topics from the exploration of religion to memory, gender and biology. Art, lunch and retail opportunities all under one roof? Triple threat, darling!