Tank Shanghai is the brainchild of Chinese collector Qiao Zhibing, opened in March 2019. The 60,000 square meter complex, the size of 11 American football fields, turns the former oil storage tanks for the Longhua Airport into galleries, bookstores, restaurants and... Read more
Self-taught architect Tadao Ando’s 2017 project in Shanghai, it’s on the eighth floor of a gigantic shopping mall built above Line 10. “Egg” and “light” are two inspirations Ando applied to the whole project. It is kind of like a trapezoidal space with an elliptic... Read more
Non-profit organization founded by Fosun Group and Fosun Foundation. The Art Center is co-designed by British design firm Foster + Partners and creative director Heatherwick Studio. The building features three layers of moving veils in appearance. The Art Center... Read more
50 Moganshan Lu, better known as M50, is Shanghai's most famous "gallery district," home to over 50 gallery spaces in Shanghai, and offers a cross-section of emerging Shanghainese and Chinese artists, working in a wide range of styles and mediums. Great for a day's... Read more
Opened in 2014, Ming Contemporary Art Museum (McAM) is located up north in Zhabei District. The vast, 15-meter height two-story building used to be a workshop in the Shanghai Paper Manufacturing Factory. It is now a non-profit institute, focuses mainly on... Read more
Japanese starchitect Kengo Kuma was called in to transform this 150+ year-old shipyard in Pudong into an artsy commercial space. He elected to keep most of the original structures in the 31,000 square meter space, preserving and reusing rusty steel girders, weathered... Read more
Once the largest silo in Asia, it's located right on the century-old Minsheng pier. It’s as enormous as you’d imagine: an 8-story building composed of 30 separate silos, surrounded by open space and warehouses. Lead architect Liu Yichun also helped design the Long... Read more
WAVELENGTH is exhibitions, forums, workshops and other arts communication activities in one. Read more
Once the residence of Rong Zongjing, a late Qing Dynasty industrialist dubbed "The King of Flour," this western-style garden mansion has worn a couple of different hats over the subsequent decades. In 1949, it was rented to the China Economic Research Institute, in... Read more
M97 is a solid spot for photography. Works include foreigners documenting China, such as Michael Wolf and Nadav Kander, Chinese photographers shooting remote places using traditional techniques, such as Luo Dan and Lu Yanpeng, and more experimental artists like Wang... Read more
Relocated to Nan Suzhou Lu in 2014, Art Plus Shanghai was founded by four partners back in October 2007. The gallery regularly hosts exhibitions showcasing both established and emerging contemporary artists from China and beyond. Read more
Hidden at the end of an Anfu Lu lane, Capsule contemporary art gallery opened its doors in Fall 2016 with an expanding roster of artists emerging and established, Chinese and international. Read more
Yong Ping Lane is a roughly 6,000 square meter development consisting of 5 single buildings and various commercial facilities, located in the center of Xuhui. It goes along Hengshan Lu to Yongjia Lu, right over Hengshan Road metro station. It's a collection of art... Read more
Rooftop venue in the increasingly fraught with construction Cool Docks area that often hosts in promotional events like Jameson's Day, product launches, or art exhibitions. Big terrace space with an unobstructed view directly across to Pudong. Read more
Magda Danysz has had several large solo shows for established Chinese artists including Photoshop shanshui technician Yang Yongliang, urban camouflage operative Liu Bolin, and photographer slash wardrobe designer Maleonn. Her greatest contribution here, however, has... Read more
Art Labor has perhaps the most distinctive viewpoint of any gallery in the city. Vancouverite Martin Kemble is often ahead of the curve, helping kickstart the careers of talents such as ink brush painter Ying Yefu and mad scientist Lu Yang. He has also brought... Read more
Big shiny museum inside a pretty park where you can sit on the grass, right next to Yan'an Xi Lu over by Yuyintang. A good option if you’re after a bit of art and sunshine somewhere reasonably central. Some background: before donating his own paintings and sizeable... Read more
The original Minhang Museum was opened in 2002 and closed in 2011. Its new location currently has one permanent display of traditional Chinese musical instruments and a temporary exhibition area. Multimedia interactions installations, as well as English translations,... Read more
Home of a curatorial and creative collective, MAB Society, BANK Gallery hosts temporary exhibitions focusing on cutting-edge contemporary art from China and beyond. Founded by New York and Shanghai-based writer and curator Mathieu Borysevicz, the gallery was... Read more
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