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Works shown as part of ‘LOEWE Crafted World’ at Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Ceramic chestnut roasters by Laia Arqueros. Photo: ArtsHub. A playful pair of ceramic chestnut roasters with eyes and a tongue poking out. It’s placed on a large exhibition platform alongside other objects on display.
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Postcard from Shanghai

From a full-scale biennale to retail galleries, here’s a rundown of the arts and cultural attractions in Shanghai.

Photo: Daniam Chou, Unsplash. Hong Kong cityscape at night with brightly lit skyscrapers seen across the harbour.
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Hong Kong engages arts and cultural institutions across the globe

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority will sign MOUs with 21 institutions and present an array of events as part…

Photo: Daniam Chou, Unsplash. Hong Kong cityscape at night with brightly lit skyscrapers seen across the harbour.
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Hong Kong forges stronghold with 21 arts and cultural institutions

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority will sign Memoranda of Understandings with global institutions including the V&A and Tate.

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The world’s most anticipated museums opening in 2024

Nine new museums will open in 2024, focused on everything from wine to Egyptology, gaming, protest, equality and more.

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China to create $800m tax-free culture hub in Beijing

An $800m arts and entertainment Freeport is set to open in Beijing in 2014.

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Warhol's Mao Zedong unwelcome in China

Chinese censors cut portraits of Chairman Mao from travelling Warhol retrospective.

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Guggenheim sets sights on China

The Guggenheim Museum has launched a new initiative to commission major work by Chinese artists.

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Sotheby’s and TEFAF to collaborate in China

Sotheby’s is in talks with the world’s largest art and antiques fair TEFAF about possibly hosting an event in China.

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Ai Weiwei plans to release heavy metal album

Dissident Chinese visual artist Ai Weiwei has revealed plans to release a heavy metal album.

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Chinese translation of Finnegan's Wake a bestseller

A new Chinese translation of James Joyce's convoluted novel Finnegan's Wake has become a bestseller in China

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