SHANGHAI

June 20, 2010

La perle de l'Orient fait de l’Ombre à l’Occident

A Shanghai les festivités de l'Exposition Universelle battent leur plein et l'Art s'écrit avec un grand A.
Sur les deux rives de la ville aux milles lumières des visiteurs de tous pays viennent admirer la danse universelle des pavillons.
C'est le moment idéal pour prendre un instant et se perdre dans les méandres de cette cité cosmopolite qui a revêtu ses plus beaux atours pour l'événement et nous offre sur un plateau des expositions enthousiasmantes, diverses et de qualité.

 
"Voir et réfléchir sur ce qu'on a vu, voilà le second pas de la connaissance." Confucius.
January 12, 2010

January-February 2010: discover arty places

In the City that will be hosting the World Expo in May, Art surely is the hot topic of the moment and every single one of its actors is dressed to its best. In this context, what better time could it be to fly over the world for a weekend or more likely a few days (the plane ride is 11hours long!), and discover the artistic side of the most international city of China?
Despite the difficulties recently encountered by the Chinese contemporary Art market, the 3rd most powerful artistic actor of the world is rising up from its ashes thanks to an energetic, renewed and profoundly inspired contemporary artistic scene.
With more than over a hundred Art galleries, both local and international, and major Art centres such as the famous Moganshan Lu area, the Red Town District, Abattoir 1933 or the recently opened 800 show, spread around town, Shanghai is aiming to join the likes of Beijing and Hong Kong as a window onto the Chinese contemporary creative scene.
Not surprisingly, Shanghai has, in the recent years, been hosting important growing International contemporary Art Fairs, such as the Shanghai Art Fair or ShContemporary, and this in a country that nowadays represents the most dynamic and enthusiastic market around the world.
Nevertheless, let’s not leave ourselves being overwhelmed, the Cultural Revolution certainly has deeply scared the spirits and the quality of the artistic scene is not always meeting our expectations. But the public is getting more knowledge every day and the young generations have the passion and the will to change China’s image in the eyes of the World.
So just like them, let’s be positive, show some support and travel to witness the transformation!
China is inspired, it loves Art and so do we!...

La perle de l'Orient fait de l’Ombre à l’Occident

January-February 2010: discover arty places