A Deeper Shade of Red | Chinese Art from the Interwar Period

The sight of a giant scarlet “70”, screaming for attention outside the reserved Chinese Deco facade of the museum, signaled to me what could be expected inside. It seemed not even the world of art was safe from this monumental celebration. The 2019 anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, as the… Read More A Deeper Shade of Red | Chinese Art from the Interwar Period

A Journey to the Floating World | Ukiyo-e in Shanghai

Gentle hues and shadows forming twisted figures of individuals juxtaposed with the violence and diversity of nature. Waves and sunsets and mountains and sudden rain. All in a space complimenting the works, with patterns drawing to mind Zen gardens on the ground, more mountains and figures on the wall; all combining to reveal the floating… Read More A Journey to the Floating World | Ukiyo-e in Shanghai

Pastel Colored Past & Melancholy Present | Different Perspectives Along Suzhou Creek

Every time I used to visit Shanghai while living in Ningbo for the past few years, I’d stay at a cozy hostel along Suzhou Creek near Xinzhua Station on Line 1. The walk to the hostel always took me along a stone-covered road by the river, South Suzhou Road, with a few quiet cafes and… Read More Pastel Colored Past & Melancholy Present | Different Perspectives Along Suzhou Creek