Mei Guo at Contrasts Gallery

"Mei Guo," which translates into English as The Beautiful World, from the French Le Beau Monde, is a forthcoming exhibition of Asian American and Asian artists living in America. Soon to be on view at Pearl Lam's renowned Contrasts Gallery in Shanghai, the exhibition has been curated by Lilly Wei as a survey of our growing interconnectedness in a highly globalized world. Including artists Noriko …

Justin Guariglia: Planet Shanghai

Shanghai is a perplexing city. The "Pearl of the East" embodies the admirable characteristics of a modern metropolis, but often the inverse as well. In "Planet Shanghai"'s introduction, travel writer John Krich asks, "Is Shanghai the epitome of urbane sophistication or urban degradation? 'World' city or world wretch? Least 'Chinese' of China's fabled places or most irrefutably so?" Known for his photo work with National …