Also showing as part of Liverpool Biennial 2018

This is Shanghai

Shi Yong, A Bunch of Happy Fantasies, 2009. Image courtesy the artist and ShanghArt Gallery

Shi Yong, A Bunch of Happy Fantasies, 2009. Image courtesy the artist and ShanghArt Gallery

9 July – 7 September

This is Shanghai explores and celebrates the relationship between Liverpool and its twin city in China, drawing on similarities to reflect on 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 iconic locations across Liverpool Waterfront. Centred around the Cunard Building as well as Tate Exchange, Mann Island, Museum of Liverpool and the public realm to draw parallels with the Bund in Shanghai, the works translate and reimagine Shanghai’s everyday reality in the city of Liverpool.

This is Shanghai is the second chapter of China Dream, a 9-month festival celebrating contemporary Chinese 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.

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Open Tuesday–Sunday

www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/this-is-shanghai/