Opening: 13 July
This is Shanghai, explores and celebrates the relationship between Liverpool and its twin city in China, to reflect urban and cultural evolution and transformation through some of the leading and emerging contemporary artists within Shanghai.
Presented by Culture Liverpool in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, the works are staged at locations across Liverpool’s iconic Waterfront centered around the Cunard Building, as well as Tate Liverpool, Mann Island and the Museum of Liverpool.
With select pieces exhibited within the public realm, the parallels and reflection of The Bund in Shanghai, this project has been developed to explore and reimagine Shanghai’s everyday reality, within the city of Liverpool.
This is Shanghai is the second chapter of China Dream in Partnership with University of Liverpool, a 9 month festival celebrating Chinese contemporary art and culture which was inspired by the arrival of the Terracotta Warriors to the city – the first time in a generation they are being exhibited on UK soil.
Exhibiting artists include Xu Zhen, Zhang Peili, Yang Fudong, Shi Yong, Yang Zhenzhong, Zhou Xiaohu, Yuan Gong, Yu Ji, Lu Pingyuan and Liang Yue.