Our last stop of the trip is Shanghai. This time we spent 20 hours on the train, a massive journey!
My favorite part of the city is the Bund which curves round the Huangpu river. The street is peppered with Art Deco buildings and gives an incredible view of the Pudong District with Shanghai’s landmark – The Oriental Pearl TV Tower.
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
We decided to focus on the modern art in this place and our first stop was Shanghai Sculpture Space. There are quite a few sculptures outside in a garden but the main exhibition space is inside a concrete space which houses China’s most famous contemporary artists.
M50 is another modern art complex similar to the 795 Art Zone is Beijing but on a much smaller scale. It became a home to about 130 artists, interior decoration shops and small cafes. You can easily spend few hours there wandering from one studio to another.
The last place we visited is MOCA Shanghai based in the middle of People’s Park. This modern art museum doesn’t have a permanent collection, it focuses on European art however efforts are made to shift the focus on Chinese artists.
View from The Bund