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Private Contemporary Art Walking Tour in Shanghai

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Shanghai Shi, China
Private Contemporary Art Walking Tour in Shanghai

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Delve into Shanghai's thriving underground art scene with a private guide during a walking tour of 50 Moganshan Road, aka M50. This renovated warehouse contains Shanghai's hottest art district, with resident avant-garde artists such as Liu Dao, who makes interactive installations about technology, and Zhou Tiehai, who creates modern work with a satirical twist. Your guide takes you to top galleries and studios where you can find cutting-edge art and gain insight into China's internationally renowned contemporary arts movement.
  • Private 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 guide
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of China's contemporary art scene
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Private walking tour
Local English-speaking guide
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

50 Mo Gan Shan Lu, Putuo Qu, Shanghai Shi, China

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After pickup at your Shanghai hotel, your guide takes you over to 50 Moganshan Road, a site that was once full of abandoned warehouses. Since 2000, 50 Moganshan Road, or M50, has been transformed by more than 100 resident artists into a thriving scene with artist studios, gallery exhibits and a few cafes.

Your informative guide shares the history of the contemporary arts movement in Shanghai as you tour the large complex. Stop by galleries like BizArt, a non-profit that promotes young up-and-coming artists, and check out Eastlink, known for some of the city’s most controversial exhibitions. Expect to see a variety of media including photography, sculpture, painting, furniture, graffiti and more.

If you’re lucky, your guide can introduce you to some of the resident artists during your tour. Relish the chance to learn about modern styles in China’s contemporary art and enjoy a firsthand experience of the world’s most vibrant art scenes while in Shanghai. With a local guide, you’ll be able to see more and come away with a deeper understanding of modern art in China.

Tours are offered in the morning and afternoon, making it easy to fit into your sightseeing schedule.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
M50 Creative Park
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.
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Shanghai Pathways-Private One-day and Walking Tours
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.
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Stop At:  
Moganshan Road
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.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Shanghai Pathways
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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We met Janny at M50, we had an...
Phillip C
, Dec 2014
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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Excellent guide. Thoroughly enjoyed...
Dr Robert D S
, Mar 2014
Excellent guide. Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the tour. Extremely interesting art work. Definitely recommend tour.

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