Collecting Youth Culture: Shanghai

Shanghai students open time capsule from students in Pittsburgh, Pa. USA


Abby Franzen-Sheehan, Warhol Education Staff
Paul O'Brien, Warhol Education Staff
Mara Cregan, Literary Arts (CAPA)
Heather White, Printmaking (CAPA)
Ling Chan Jun, Shanghai Fudan-Vanke Experimental School
Liza RoosShanghai World Foreign Language Middle School
Shen Ling Forest, Shanghai World Foreign Language Middle School
Stefan Hoffmann,Printmaker/Mural Artist  


As the exhibition Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal and Collecting Youth Culture moved to main land China, CAPA Literary Artists continued in their roles as anthropological collectors and started a third round of making youth time capsules to be sent to their peers at The Shanghai Fudan-Vanke Experimental School and The Shanghai World Foreign Language Middle School.  Two time capsules were sent to Shanghai youth to be explored in the spring of 2013 and in a similar vein the partnering schools responded to the CAPA time capsules with reflections of what it means to be Shanghainese. Part three of this cultural exchange brought Stefan Hoffman, an international printmaker to the project. He worked with The Fudan-Vanke Experimental School in Shanghai during the spring of 2013 to create a public mural depicting the themes of Collecting Youth Culture. And upon a visit to Pittsburgh in July of 2013 he created a mural with students based on the same themes at Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12.  

The dialogue continues between American, Singaporean, Hong Kong, and now Chinese youth in Shanghai through the Facebook page and a Collecting Youth Culture Blog housed on the Andy Warhol Museum website to accommodate the difficulties with Facebook in main land China. The forum continues to grow and the youth involved continue to connect and learn about one another.  

Image Gallery
SWFLMS students opening the time capsule from Pittsburgh's CAPA students
Shanghai World Foreign Language Middle School
Student from Fudan-Vanke School in Shanghai shows her silkscreen print
Shanghai Fudan-Vanke Experimental School
Stefan silkscreen prints on a window with a student from Fudan-Vanke
Pittsburgh and Shanghai Student Murals