The best art exhibitions in Shanghai now

Mucha, Eric Bonte, teamLab, Tatsuo Miyajima and more...

Image: courtesy Perrotin (Izumi Kato)
As the weather's heating up in Shanghai, so is its art scene. This season, we've got a video installation by Yang Fudong, original works by the artist behind the Final Fantasy game series, a photo exhibition about love through the lenses of four different photographers spanning four decades... you get the idea. Read on for the ten exhibitions you shouldn’t miss this summer.

Giovanni Ozzola and Yang Fudong

Fosun Foundation Shanghai presents Italian photographer Giovanni Ozzola and Chinese visual artist Yang Fudong. The exhibition will show Ozzola’s simplistic yet highly emotional photographs and video projects along with Yang’s multi-channel video installation work titled Push the Door Softly and Walk in, or Just Stay Standing Where You are.

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Yoshitaka Amano: Fantasy in Daylight

The creator behind Speed Racer, G-Force and video game franchise Final Fantasy, Yoshitaka Amano is a master who blurs the boundaries of fine art and Japanese ACG (anime, comics and games). This exhibition will show the full spectrum of Amano’s career, with nearly 200 original paintings, 32 newly created large-scale hand drawings, five animated films and a Shanghai Girl series that he created exclusively for the exhibition.

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Summer of Love

Through the lens of four photographers, SCôP's latest exhibition attempts to map out how love has been celebrated differently over the past four decades, from discreet expressions captured by Liu Heung Shing to the material aspects in the wedding industry by Olivia Martin-McGuire. There will be an on-going project during the exhibition to receive works related to love from the public.

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Shanghai Center of Photography , 2555 Longteng Dadao Every day except Monday

Tatsuo Miyajima: Being Coming

Meditative and philosophical, Tatsuo Miyajima is one of the most representative contemporary artists from Japan. He’s famous for making art with electric circuits, and this exhibition takes a look at his career since the ‘80s.

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Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum , 210 Wenshui Lu Every day except Monday

Xavier Veilhan: Channel Orange and Izumi Kato

Perrotin is presenting exhibitions of Xavier Veihan and Izumi Kato. Veilhan’s eighth exhibition with Perrotin, the artist will be showing his most recent works, including experimental human and animal statuaries and mobile sculptures. The exhibition will also be Izumi Kato’s first in Mainland China – it showcases his new paintings, drawings, sculptures and fabric installations, which represent his quest for the meaning of life.

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Perrotin Gallery , 27 Huqiu Lu 05 Jun - 17 Aug Free

Daniel Arsham: Perpetual Present

The first solo exhibition in China from New York-based artist Daniel Arsham, this dreamy exhibition shows the artist’s recent sculptures, as well as a few pieces conceived specifically for the space. Based on what he calls the ‘concept of fictional archaeology’, Arsham’s work evokes romanticism and pop art and leaves the viewer in the surreal space between the past and the future.

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Mucha

The Pearl Art Museum presents an exhibition of works from Czech Art Nouveau maestro Alphonse Mucha, with more than 200 original works, ranging from Art Nouveau posters to decorations and jewellery to drawings, paintings, photography and the artist’s personal belongings, some of which have never previously been shown to the public.

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Pearl Art Museum , 1588 Wuzhong Lu Every day except Monday Buy tickets

teamLab: Universe of Water Particles in the Tank

For TANK Shanghai's inaugural exhibition, Tokyo-based digital art collective teamLab has turned the former oil tank into an interactive, ever-changing installation. Featured works include a maze of digital waves, enormous waterfall cascades and flower patterns triggered by human movement.

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Tank Shanghai , 2350 Longteng Avenue 23 Mar - 24 Aug

Eric Bonte

Credited as the creator of the world’s largest stained-glass dome, French artist Eric Bonte turns his imagination and world philosophy into a selection of postmodern glass works. Bonte’s projects mix pure white with black and gold, making his work romantic, elegant and highly meditative.

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Liuli China Museum , 25 Taikang Road Every day except Monday

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