Shanghai ! The Temptation of the West

From April 07, 2012 to July 22, 2012
  • Chen Zhen, Back to Fullness, Face to Emptiness, 1997-2009

    Chen Zhen, Back to Fullness, Face to Emptiness, 1997-2009

    © Chen Zhen, Adagp, Paris 2012. Photo : Ela Bialkowska

Shanghai ! The Temptation of the West Bordeaux fr

From Matisse to Chen Zhen

The exhibition is an invitation to discover the "City on the Sea" (meaning in Mandarin of Shanghai), an imaginary voyage in the Middle Kingdom through the critical or fantasised vision of artists, on the route of the West and the modernity of the East.

The Château Labottière / Bernard Magrez Cultural Institute becomes the theatre of an unprecedented encounter between twenty artworks of modern and contemporary artists, from Shanghai, with Yan Pei-Ming, Chen Zhen, Huang Yong Ping, Zhang Huan, Shen Yuan, and pieces by the great masters Zao Wou-Ki, Henri Michaux, Pierre Soulages and Andy Warhol, as well as a tribute to Matisse.

Shanghai ! is also the occasion - in the Pavilion of the Château - to look at the City with new eyes, through the photographic investigations of Chen Zhen carried out in the 1990s as well as those of Gabriele Basilico in 2011, and the monumental artworks by JR spread out on the buildings themselves, paying tribute to the women and the "wrinkles of Shanghai".

Opening hours

From Wednesday to Sunday : 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Late-night opening every Friday / Talk with an artist until 7.30 p.m.

Admission fees and rates

  • Rate : 6 €
  • Reduced rate : 4 €
  • Free for children under 12 years of age

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