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China Daily | Updated: 2018-05-26 10:01

China Dota 2 Supermajor

Date: June 9-10 - 10 am

Venue: Shanghai Pudong Yuanshen Sports Center Gymnasium

The China Dota 2 Supermajor, hosted collaboratively by Perfect World and internationally-renowned esports company PGL, is the final stop in the inaugural Dota Pro Circuit. With the highest prize pool and largest qualifying points total in all Pro Circuit tournaments this year, the Supermajor becomes one of the most important loops in the DPC chain, a focus for all the powerhouse teams in duking it out before TI.

The Shadows Thief - AuMents Malasombra Visual Theater Dance

Date: Aug 22-26 - 7:30 pm

Venue: Beijing Tianqiao Performance Art Center

An emotionally dark, richly visual fairytale for adults and heavy-metal kids. How would you feel if your shadow took over your soul and began exploring its own desires and urges? What would you do? How could you get it back? Are self-confidence and friendship with others enough to defeat the evil of the shadowy Mister Malasombra? Internationally acclaimed Spanish company auMents combines visual theater, dance, video art, object theater, experimental shadow theater and rock music to create a beautiful, exciting, fantastical journey through a collective fantasy, plunging us through the human soul's darkness and light. Malasombra is a production that was developed for the stage in collaboration with auMents dance theater (Spain); cartoonist Max (Spain - winner of the National Comic Book Award 2007. Max was responsible for the dramaturgy and the project's artistic implementation inspired by the world of shadows.

Blissful Land I: Into the Depth of Statues & Murals

Date: May 26-27 - 10 am

Venue: Shanghai Himalayas Museum

This exhibition, co-organized by Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Kucha Institute, Art Institute of Maijishan Cave, together with Shanghai International Culture Association, brings to Shanghai, for the first time, numerous world cultural heritages, such as murals of Kucha, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, reputed as the cradle of Chinese Buddha culture, and murals and statues of Maijishan Cave, one of the four largest grottoes in China. Crossing 5,000 kilometers, a total of 80 art treasures will be presented as the first exhibition of Shanghai Himalayas Museum. With the Belt and Road Initiative, we are able to trace back along the ancient Silk Road to explore the bloodline of Chinese civilization and then look to the future to promote new international exchanges and prosperity. The Silk Road is the road of cultural exchange, the road for the common people, the road to development. The exhibition will continue the mission to allow more people to witness the open and inclusive Chinese civilization.

Tomas Saraceno: Aerographies

Date: May 26-June 3 - 10 am

Venue: Fosun Foundation, Shanghai

For his first solo exhibition in China, artist Tomas Saraceno will bring together a compendium of works from across his practice. This exhibition concentrates on the space above the Earth's surface, inviting viewers to travel together on an imagined journey from the microcosmic to the macrocosmic. Tomas Saraceno was born in 1973 in Tucuman, Argentina. He studied architecture at Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires in Argentina and received postgraduate degrees from Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de la Nacion Ernesto de la Carcova, Buenos Aires and Staatliche Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste Stadelschule, Frankfurt. In 2009, he attended the International Space Studies Program at NASA Center Ames in Silicon Valley, California.

Branagh Theater Live: The Winter's Tale (Screening) in Shanghai

Date: May 26-June 6 - 7 pm

Venue: Huangpu Theater

King Leontes of Bohemia suspects his wife, Hermione, and his friend, Polixenes, of betraying him. When he forces Polixenes to flee for his life, Leontes sets in motion a chain of events that lead to death, a ferocious bear, an infant left in the snow, young love, and a statue coming to life.

Doboku: Civil Engineering in Shanghai

Date: May 26-June 24 - 10 am

Venue: Modern Art Museum

This is a design and education-focused exhibition, using art as a method to draw people's attention to civil engineering. In the exhibition, they will guide visitors to explore different crucial parts of city constructions and the indispensable facilities in their daily life, such as roads, railroads, metro, internet networks, water pipe and water dam. The exhibition aims to combine various art forms with city engineering to show visitors a different aspect of those complex constructions and the works behind the scene.

Paul McCarthy: Innocence in Beijing

Date: May 26-June 17 - 10 am

Venue: M Woods Museum

M Woods is proud to present a solo exhibition by American master Paul McCarthy, a veteran of the Los Angeles scene and hugely influential to scores of artists across the world. McCarthy has dedicated his career to experimental practices, examining the shortfalls of conventional language and shining a light on the dark side of contemporary culture specifically consumerism and mainstream media as they are experienced in America. McCarthy's 50 years of artmaking have seen him work in nearly every conceivable medium, from painting and sculpture, to performance, video, feature-length film and recently virtual reality. For the exhibition at M Woods, the artist has chosen to present a survey of video, which he has worked with since the beginning and consistently returned to over the course of his career. Showing publicly for the first time in China are 43 works by McCarthy and selected collaborators, made between 1970 and 2013.

2018 Volleyball Nations League - Men (Guangdong-Jiangmen)

Date: June 22-24 - 4 pm

Venue: Jiangmen Sports Center

The VNL is a brand-new competition launched by the FIVB in 2018 for the top men's and women's national teams of the world, Jiangmen being one of its editions. The aim of the Volleyball Nations League is to raise the level of the sporting action for fans and provide a world class platform for athletes to compete and grow. Launching a men's and women's competition under the same name and format promotes equality in volleyball, while also making it simpler and more engaging to follow. In the men's event, Brazil, Italy, US, China, Serbia, France, Argentina, Iran, Poland, Germany, Japan and Russia make up the core teams, while Australia, South Korea, Canada and Bulgaria are the four designated challenger teams. For the women's competition, Brazil, Italy, US, China, Serbia, the Netherlands, Thailand, Turkey, South Korea, Germany, Japan and Russia comprise the 12 core nations. Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Poland and Belgium have been selected as challenger teams.


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