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.
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.
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).