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C4鈥?Jing鈥檃n Tuesday 29 August 2017鈥?Shanghai Daily News 2 clickers What鈥檚 on 1. Making way for bridge 1 4 3 1. PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai Some residents living in old houses 6 along Changping Road started to move 1 The 4th annual PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai out earlier this month to make way for a 2 will open next month at the Shanghai Ex- new bridge crossing Suzhou Creek. hibition Center, featuring photographs from 14 countries and regions. The district government said the bridge has multiple benefits. For resi- PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai is a promi- dents moving to new apartment blocks, nent event on the Asia-Pacific calendar, it will mean an end to cramped living specializing in cutting-edge modern conditions and shared kitchens and photography. toilets. For local residents, it will mean shortened travel time across the creek. Works by top Chinese artists like Zeng Fanzhi and Zhang Hai鈥檈r will be exhib- On August 1, the first 10 families ited, along with new Chinese talent like boarded trucks loaded with their fur- Fan Xi and Peng Yun. Robert Mappletho- niture and belongings and set off for rpe and Henri Cartier Bresson will be new homes in Minhang, Songjiang and among the international photographers Jiading districts. with works on display. Under the plan, 541 families will be This year鈥檚 fair will explore the re- relocated and 18,000 square meters of lationship between photography and old housing demolished. other art forms. Another highlight is the public debut of works held by pri- So far, more than 99 percent of resi- vate collectors, including photographs dents have agreed to relocation plans, by Wolfgang Tillmans, Cindy Sherman according to Zhou Pengfei, an official of and Araki Nobuyoshi. the Jiangning Road Community. The exhibition will be held from Sep- One of them is Liu Xiaojiu, 82. tember 8-10. Tickets and other details He is leaving a 9.8-square-meter room, are available on the official website at without toilet or kitchen. He was happy www.photofairs.org. to leave his current quarters but reluc- tant to move far away. So he decided 2. LOOK Smithsonian to accept compensation and relocation fees instead of a new apartment in the The photo exhibition LOOK Smithso- suburbs. nian will make its China debut at Jing鈥檃n With the help of community officials, Sculpture Park next month. he bought a 38-square-meter unit in a 20-year-old building not far away. It will feature more than 120 winning 鈥淚t鈥檚 about three times larger than my entries in a photo contest held by the old unit, and I have my own kitchen and US-based Smithsonian Institution, the bathroom,鈥?he said. 171-year-old group of museums and re- Construction of the 853-meter bridge search centers. will begin after demolition work is com- pleted. The span will link Changping Among the works is 鈥淐hina Red鈥?by and Hengtong roads. Chinese photographer Wang Jian. The photo, taken with a mobile phone, cap- 2. Night at the library 5 tures a woman in a red skirt with an umbrella walking in front of a shadowed Jing鈥檃n Children鈥檚 Library offers a short red wall. getaway for children. In an overnight camp at the library, youngsters bunk The photographs will be on display down surrounded by plenty of bedtime from September 12 to November 26. The reading. Staff tell the children stories admission fee is 78 yuan (US$11.7). and explain things like the history of Chin颅 ese characters and the evolution of paper-making. 3. Light look at Jing鈥檃n 5. Loans to start-ups Folk and comic artist Luo Xixian dis- Start-ups generally don鈥檛 lack initia- played manuscripts of his new book to tive but they usually lack resources and the public for the first time this month funding. at the Sisyphe Bookstore in Joy City. In Jing鈥檃n, the resources hurdle is an- The book, which covers the vicissi- swered by a cluster of co-working spaces tudes of life along Suzhou Creek, will and incubators, like the renowned We- be formally released in October. Work and People Squared. Luo said it will be the first of the five Money is another matter. This month, works paying tribute to Jing鈥檃n, where a government-backed loan company was he was born, grew up and now lives. set up to help finance technology start- Future works will look at historical fig- ups based in Shanghai. It is the first of ures, the Communist Party鈥檚 footprints, its kind in the city. cultural facets and distinctive buildings in Jing鈥檃n. 6. New shopping mall 4. Foreigners visit pharmacy A new shopping mall will open next month on Hengtong Road, aiming to fill For foreigners, traditional Chinese a retail gap along Suzhou Creek. medicine is often a mysterious, even forbidding part of the nation鈥檚 culture. The mall, almost equal in area to 2.5 standard football fields, will feature a The 300-year-old Leiyunshang phar- supermarket, fashion brand outlets, pop- macy is trying to shed some light on the ular eateries and children鈥檚 play areas. It practice by welcoming foreign visitors. is accessible on Metro lines 1, 12 and 13. The project, part of a commercial project This summer, more than 80 students by CapitaLand, also includes an office from Singapore and the US visited the building and four riverside residential pharmacy鈥檚 flagship store near Jing鈥檃n apartment buildings. Temple. They were told about the basic elements of traditional medicine and introduced to the herbs and other ingre- dients used in its treatments. They even got to make their own herbal sachets.