A Lifestyle Guide – WWD
Something to see
“Botticelli to Van Gogh’: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London
The Shanghai Museum has partnered with the National Gallery to launch the Botticelli to Van Gogh exhibition, the first time works from the esteemed gallery have traveled to Asia. With 52 works by 55 artists, the exhibition offers a comprehensive and instructive overview of painting from the Renaissance to 19th-century Post-Impressionism. The show presents some of the best-known works by artists such as Caravaggio, Botticelli, Manet, Renoir and Monet.
No. 201 Renmin Avenue, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Jonni CheatwoodToeing the Line
Jonni Cheatwood, the Brazilian-American artist known for his colorful oil paintings, is holding his first China exhibition at Gallery All, a white room next to Machine-A. Cheatwood is a self-taught artist known for unexpected textures and shapes on canvases created with found textiles. Cheatwood’s exhibition features the latest series of “family photos” with condensed abstract faces.
Gallery All, No. 66 Yuyao Road, Jingan District, Shanghai
Zhang Xiaogang: Mayflies
The Long Museum presents new works by Zhang Xiaogang, a pre-eminent figure in contemporary art. Through Zhang’s paintings, one can understand the socio-cultural transformation that has taken place in China over the past decade. More than 80 works, including oil on paper, oil on canvas, installations and preliminary drawings, are shown in the museum, a monumental architectural institution of the West Bund.
Long Museum (West Bund), No. 3398 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai
“Human Brains: Preserving the Brain — Forum on Neurodegenerative Diseases“
The second chapter of Fondazione Prada’s three-year program focused on neuroscience, Preservating the Brain begins March 30 at Prada Rongzhai. Designed by New York studio 2×4 under the scientific direction of Giancarlo Comi, the exhibition consists of 14 sections conceived by 13 research centers around the world, most notably Tianjin Medical University General Hospital. The show will explore intelligent topics ranging from neurodegenerative diseases and machine learning medicine to therapeutic perspectives in treatment.
Prada Rongzhai, No.186 North Shaan Xi Road, Jingan District, Shanghai
where should we eat
ØSP, an ambitious endeavor by acclaimed food critic Yu Yangci, brings together a dining area (Ømakase), a lounge bar (Savøur) and a private pop-up kitchen (Pøp) in one setting. Designed by Japanese streetwear godfather Hiroshi Fujiwara, the restaurant’s logo and spatial elements offer a seasonal menu of Southeast Asian dishes created by celebrity chef Joey Cheong.
No.319 Jiaozhou Road, No.30, Suite 101
Hunan Restaurant (Yuan You Tao)
Located in the former French Concession in downtown Shanghai, Hunan Cuisine Slash Bistro Hunan Restaurant (Yuan You Tao) is known for its modern take on traditional Hunan cuisine, featuring dishes such as Hunan-style Beef Tartare, Iberico Ham Soup Dumplings and pig ear terrine.
No. 167 Xinle Road
Bastard is a Chinese-style bistro serving Sichuan and Cantonese fusion cuisine, helmed by former Edition Hotel celebrity chef Michael Janczewski. Tucked away on residential streets but not far from ØSP, Bastard has become known for its intimate atmosphere and neon-lit metal bar.
319 Jiaozhou Road, No. 102, Building 30
The newest addition to Oha Eatery is Restaurant Fu, which used to be an up-and-coming local restaurant group and interior design firm known for creating Gen Z-friendly culinary moments. Led by an experienced Cantonese chef, Restaurant Fu’s March menu focuses on Chaoshan cuisine, a high-end branch of Cantonese cuisine.
No. 431 Dagu Rd
Where to shop
SND @ House Shanghai
SND, Chongqing’s coolest retailer, has finally landed in downtown Shanghai, occupying the third floor of Haus Shanghai, the flagship store of the hyped South Korean eyewear company in Shanghai. To officially open the store, SND commissioned Paris-based Thai artist PZ Opassuksatit, known for her quirky but humorous installations and performances, to build a supermarket pop-up.
No. 798 Middle Huaihai Road
Renowned London retailer Machine-A’s Shanghai shop stays true to its merits and eccentricity. Located in an up-and-coming neighborhood just off the XC273, Machine-A features a Raf Simons shop-in-shop designed by Glenn Sestig, a first for the brand in China. The Shanghai store, which aims to become a hub for cultural and fashion exchanges between London and Shanghai, will unveil Mugler’s first pop-up in Shanghai in the coming weeks.
Building No. 2, No. 74 Yuyao Road
LMDS, short for Le Monde de SHC, is located on a leafy street corner next to Aesop and Lululemon. The three-storey building is divided into three areas: the first floor is dedicated to menswear, the second to designer brands and lifestyle offerings, and the third to evening wear. Dubbed the “Fashion Playground” by founder Eric Young, LMDS continues to discover lesser-known brands from around the world.
No. 1 Taojiang Road
Located in an up-and-coming area in downtown Shanghai, XC273 is an expansive retail and event space with a floor dedicated to SND. With a visually stimulating pond in the center of the first floor, XC273 is known for its focus on experimental menswear designers on the first floor and a more wearable womenswear section on the second floor. A Nike Air Max Day event can also be seen at the XC273 from Friday to Sunday in March.
No. 273 Jiaozhou Road