LIANG Yue, C0018, 2018 Single-channel video 2 mins 17 secs. Courtesy of the Artist.

This is Shanghai

Artists include: Liang Yue, Shi Yong, Yang Fudong, Yang Zhenzhong, Yuan Gong, Xu Zhen, Zhang Peili and Zhou Xiaohu.

Following the success of the PRESENCE exhibition we are pleased to announce a new co-commission for the Collection Liverpool City Council and Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, as a legacy of the partnership.

This is Shanghai is an exhibition that explores and celebrates the relationship between Liverpool and its twin city in China.

Artist Liang Yue undertook a short residency in Liverpool in April 2018. Although this was her first visit to the city, it appeared strangely familiar to her. The Pier Head reminded her of the Bund back in Shanghai, ‘the noise of traffic, running up and down near the dock, and the smells …are redolent of Huangpu River’.

Presented by Culture Liverpool in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, This is Shanghai is staged at locations across Liverpool’s iconic Waterfront.

This is Shanghai is showing alongside Liverpool Biennial 2018 and is part of the celebrations for Liverpool 2018, marking the city’s tenth anniversary of holding the title of European Capital of Culture in 2008.

Exhibition dates: Saturday 14 July – 7 September
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm.
Venue: Cunard Building, Liverpool
For further details including additional venues visit the This is Shanghai webpage.