Shanghai

Art marketanalysis

Despite Shanghai fairs Art021 and West Bund shutting early due to Covid concerns, dealers report decent sales

Collectors were fewer and more local, but the moderate success of some galleries attests to the city’s enduring commercial cache

Covid fears shut Shanghai's West Bund Art & Design fair early

Decision came one day after authorities dramatically closed Art021 fair over a single positive case

Shanghai's Art021 fair closes after just one day, apparently due to a single positive Covid-19 case

Event's founders says the decision was made to "effectively protect the health and public health safety of the exhibitors"

Shanghai looks to West Bund and Art021 fairs for economic boost as fresh lockdowns leave buyers cautious

Week-long hotel quarantines are still required of all international and Hong Kong arrivals to the mainland, deterring all but the most determined dealers

Animal abuse and endless Covid tests: Chinese artist documents the ‘absurdities and violence’ of Shanghai’s lockdown

Gao Jie has created a series of expressive drawings showing the chaos of daily life under draconian restrictions

Covid-19analysis

Angry and disillusioned: Shanghai art workers speak out about life under strict lockdown

The Chinese government's hardline approach has drawn comparisons with the Maoist era

Rising censorship and conservatism dampen mood at Shanghai's art fairs, but China still has 'economic firepower'

The city's two flagship fairs, Art021 and the West Bund Art & Design Fair, saw a rise in budding collectors interested in younger and more diverse artists

Art marketpreview

Shanghai’s art season returns bigger than ever as fairs hope to court domestic collectors

As international travel restrictions continue, mainland Chinese galleries look to capitalise on local interest

Mystery surrounds sudden closures of two major Shanghai museums

Long Museum West Bund and Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum both announced they would shut indefinitely for unspecified reasons

Design Miami to launch Podium pop-up exhibition in Shanghai this November

Rather than a full fledged fair, the event will bring together works from galleries and independent design studios

UCCA Edge: Shanghai outpost of Beijing museum opens to China's 'most engaged and active' contemporary art audience

Opening exhibition looks back at the global emergence of the Chinese art world at the 2000 Shanghai Biennale

Chinanews

Consulates provide new safe haven for political art in China

Artists tackling contentious issues have found an unlikely home in the form of foreign diplomatic services such as the Goethe-Institut and consular residences

Art fairsanalysis

'Dealers are smiling under their masks': Shanghai art week pulls in art-starved collectors

More than 100 art exhibitions and events have taken place in the Chinese city this week and galleries are reporting strong sales

Where art fairs still happen: the Shanghai buzz

Plus, Chila Kumari Singh Burman and the art work that inspired that Biden-Harris video

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All eyes on Shanghai as city hosts multiple fairs despite first coronavirus case in months

New Art Tower will be hub of a busy art week alongside Art021 and West Bund Art & Design Fair

British-Chinese artist Gordon Cheung left out of pocket by Shanghai gallery

Ten years on, defunct Other Gallery owes the artist almost £44,000 and has yet to return 16 works

TeamLab to open permanent installation in Shanghai nightclub

It is the latest move by the multimedia collective whose interactive works often attract large crowds

Art marketanalysis

The fairs are back in town: greater China reopens for business

Art021, West Bund Art & Design Fair and Art Taipei among fairs due to open in the region this autumn despite travel restrictions, shipping woes and Covid-19 fears

LGBTQnews

Shanghai Pride announces suspension of operations shortly after opening exhibition

Move comes amidst increased official scrutiny of civil society in China

Christie's and China Guardian Auctions team up for sales and exhibitions series in Shanghai

Collaboration, dubbed 2020+, will take place in late September: Christie's says it is not a reaction to easing of coronavirus lockdown in Chinese city

Shanghai's galleries reopen after Covid-19 with optimistic spate of spring shows

Temperature and health QR code checks at the entrance are still required

Chinaanalysis

How Chinese museums are coping with coronavirus: an in-depth report

As museums remain on lockdown in China, we reveal the full extent of the crisis for both state and private institutions and their innovative short-term solutions

Chinanews

Yuz Museum and Lacma confident they can show Middle Eastern art in China—despite crackdown on Islam

Joint exhibition programme under way between Shanghai and Los Angeles will soon involve Qatar Museums

'We are the opposite of Starbucks': Pompidou chief on the challenges of setting up a Shanghai satellite

The French museum's president on censorship threats and settling the costs of the new project

Art marketpreview

Slowdown, what slowdown? Shanghai launches biggest art week yet

Inaugural government-backed Shanghai International Artwork Trading Month aims to boost city's art market as economy takes a turn

Feminist exhibition in China suddenly axed following alleged governmental pressure

Show in Shanghai cancelled after being deemed "too sensitive" to run during 70th anniversary of country's founding

Centre Pompidou’s satellite space in Shanghai to open early November

New offshoot joins Málaga and Brussels in French museum’s burgeoning international network

LGBTQnews

Shanghai shows of queer art hampered by venue issues and government censorship

LGBTQ exhibitions and works that are explicitly out and proud are magnets for official ire in mainland China

Chinanews

Tate to send its collection to Shanghai's forthcoming Pudong Museum of Art

The gallery signed a memorandum of understanding with state-owned developer in Shanghai