Enjoyable evening beginning with a couple of exhibition openings: one terrible, the other an excellent 4-floor installation by Italian-born, Alaskan-based artist Paola Pivi at the Rockbund Art Museum. One of the floors contained giant taps with multi-coloured water streaming out of them – so visitors were issued with raincoats. It was raining outside so we kept them on.
Walked down the Bund for dinner at M and drinks in the old Waldorf Astoria Long Bar. Nice, finally, to have some leisurely chat-time with Patrick, set in an intriguing contrast of early 20th century, languorous colonial club-like ambience and early 21st century new China skyline, alive with thrusting skyscrapers and lightning.