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The Arts Intel Report

A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler
A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler

City on the Edge: Art and Shanghai at the Turn of the Millennium

May 22 – July 11, 2021
Second Floor, 88 Xizang Bei Lu, Shanghai, China.

In the year 2000, a series of exhibitions occurred across various venues in Shanghai, from municipal museums to retail spaces to warehouses to shopping malls. It was a preview of the city’s burgeoning status as a capital of contemporary art. Twenty years later, China’s artistic practices have expanded, and the historically cosmopolitan city is seeing the effects of globalization. In the opening exhibition for UCCA’s new venue, the museum looks to the city it calls home. —E.C.

Huang Yong Ping, “Bank of Sand, Sand of Bank,” 2000. Courtesy Shen Yuan. Architectural rendering courtesy of SO-IL.