Small-Group Contemporary Art Walking Tour in Shanghai

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Small-Group Contemporary Art Walking Tour in Shanghai information and booking

2 hours
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After booking, your local guide will coordinate with you via email regarding departure location
Returns to
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Time of departure
10am or 2pm
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Discover Shanghai’s thriving art community on this 2-hour tour of 50 Moganshan Road, or M50 -- the premier art district of the city. While you won't see any Monets or Picassos, you'll admire avant-garde works like Zhou Tiehai's satirical treatment of modern art and Liu Dao's interactive art installations focusing on effects of technology. As you tour the complex of renovated galleries and studios with your knowledgeable guide, gain an insight into the growing underground art culture. Art experts and novices alike will love this celebration of Shanghai's contemporary art movement.

While visiting Shanghai, join this tour of 50 Moganshan Road, or M50, and witness incredible works of art by Shanghai’s talented contemporary artists. Once simply a site of rundown and abandoned warehouses, this area next to Suzhou Creek has today drawn nearly 100 artists, who’ve set up residences, galleries and studios exhibiting their work.
With your enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, tour the large complex -- a maze of workshops and galleries housed in a series of buildings -- and admire a variety of artwork including graffiti, photography, paintings, sculptures, furniture and more.
Visit several established art galleries like Eastlink, housing several of the city’s most controversial exhibitions, and BizArt, a non-profit foundation promoting the work of young artists. As you explore the complex, admire the way the shabby warehouses provide an interesting backdrop to the modern art pieces in a sort of chic, old-meets-new atmosphere.
Best of all, your guide will also introduce you to a few of the community’s artists to discuss the major styles and trends of contemporary Chinese art.

What's included

  • Small-group walking tour
  • Entrance fee to m50
  • Local english-speaking guide

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off