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  • Location:Shanghai, China
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Small-Group Contemporary Art Walking Tour in Shanghai

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.


  • Small-group art tour of the galleries of 50 Moganshan Road (M50) in Shanghai
  • Experience the growing underground culture of modern and avant-garde art in China
  • Tour the complex of studios and galleries with your expert guide and learn about the pieces you see
  • Maximum number of 10 participants ensures a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Contemporary Art Walking Tour in Shanghai

'Book from the Sky' Installation

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Excellent guide. Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the tour. Extremely interesting art work. Definitely recommend tour.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2015

We met Janny at M50, we had an interesting afternoon strolling around the galleries. Janny was very friendly and made the visit enjoyable. If we had not done this tour I think we would have trouble locating this area and all the galleries inside. An enjoyable afternoon.

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