Shanghai’s M50 Art District- A Fine Space for Modern Art in China

In a sea of endless city, it’s satisfying to find a place where creative minds have a venue for expression.  Shanghai has several art districts.  M50 is by far my favorite.   It can get weird and I like weird.   I’ll take this trip.  It is an incredibly unique experience and serves as a gathering point for artists across Asia to get their visions off the ground.  DSC00128

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This area is actually a former industrial complex or factory.   These old buildings have significantly large spaces for people with big (and small) ideas to play and explore.

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This is a true statement.

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This is true as well.

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Some interesting exhibits are going on.

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J. Gallery had a fascinating collection that examines the emotional response to collective consciousness and our paths to self-awareness.

DSC00109DSC00114DSC00112DSC00110DSC00111It’s time to get physical.  This exhibit has motion with the gate going up and down at times based upon randomness.

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This is a collection of visual accounts of artists that performed alone in a shipping container for a long period of time.  It is amazing to see the things that people will do when they begin to lose concept of time, light and space.

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Got wood?

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Got light?

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We are having fun taking a picture of a picture of us taking a picture taking a picture.

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Aimee’s gallery.

DSC00134Ride the log.

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Texture.  Space.  Color.  Drift…..

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Which way are we going?

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It’s an exceptionally warm winter day in Shanghai.  Is spring just around the corner?  Perhaps not quite time to break out the sandals, shorts and skirts but we are surely getting closer!

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M50 is a stone’s throw from the Shanghai Railway Metro station off of line 1.  It is right over the river to the west of the big train station.

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Oh….  and here is a Porsche.   Some true artwork developed in Stuttgart, Deutschland.

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