John Wang @ Shanghai Diaoyu Tattoo Studio

March 13th, 2013  |  by  |  published in T@lk

John Wang @ Shanghai Diaoyu Tattoo Studio

When entering Diaoyu Tattoo Studio, you would be forgiven for thinking you were in one of the French Concession’s many vintage boutique stores. The walls are lined with traditional Japanese masks, a classic Fender lies slumped against an amp and a fixed-gear bicycle is nearly parked in the back. This collection of all things retro-chic belongs to John Wang and provides the backdrop and inspiration for his art.

Shape of the City: Weihai 696

January 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Shape of the City

Shape of the City: Weihai 696

Though threatened with eviction, the residents of Shanghai’s most authentic arts community continue their work, and the dimly-lit corridors and decaying walls of this former electronics factory are imbued with a palpable sense of creativity and artistic freedom.

Chinese Surrealism makes it to Switzerland

January 11th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog

Chinese Surrealism makes it to Switzerland

Chinese Surrealism makes it to Switzerland in a new exhibition named Big Draft Shanghai.

Big Draft Shanghai was the brainchild of Uli Sigg (who couldn’t look more creepy if he tried,) the ex-Swiss ambassador to Beijing. Heis accredited with discovering Chinese Surrealism and is now an influential art collector.

Have a look and the video and let us know your favourite piece in the exhibition.

Montage à Trois

December 20th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Scene

Montage à Trois

Last Saturday, three amateur photographers converged on Maison Pourcel to display their work in a Montage à Trois. Check out the Wes Anderson inspired video taken at the event and some of the featured photographs.

Free Amateur Photography Exhibition this Sunday

December 8th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Blog

Free Amateur Photography Exhibition this Sunday

This Sunday 10th December marks the first Montage à Trois – a collect of work by three amateur photographers:

Jon Cruise (Belgium)

Liz Grabenstein (USA)

Stephen Wright (Ireland) – yes, this is shameless self-promotion.

This free event will take place at Maison Pourcel and kicks off around 6pm.

The restaurant is running a special food and drink deal for the night but there is no obligation to buy.

100 RMB for three classes of wine

120 RMB for three plates of tapas

Prints of photos will be available for 50 RMB a pop (60x40cm).

     

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