Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Shanghai

Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Shanghai (must see)

Located near People's Park in Shanghai, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) hosts temporary exhibitions of modern art by Chinese and international artists.

MoCA Shanghai was founded in 2005 by the Samuel Kung Foundation as the first non-profit, independent, contemporary art institution in Shanghai. The glass building that houses the exhibitions is a reworking of the former People's Park Greenhouse by Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects. The ground floor and first level of the museum have a total of 1,800 square meters (19,400 square feet) of exhibition space, with the two levels connected by a sweeping steel ramp. The 3rd floor is host to MoCA on the Park, a full restaurant equipped with rooftop patio and bar.

The museum has focused on the promotion of Chinese and international contemporary art with a set of diverse exhibitions that include both well-known and fledgling contemporary Chinese artists, as well as retrospectives for leading names of the fashion and creative world. More recently, MoCA collaborated with the Korea Foundation to present 'Nostalgia: East Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition', which included works from China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea. Other international exhibitions include contemporary art from Indonesia, Hungary, Italy, and India, and an exhibition on Finnish Design in collaboration with Marimekko. Furthermore, MoCA holds a biennale, 'MoCA Envisage', which focuses on Chinese contemporary art and considers its recent direction and themes.

Tip:
Admission fee depends on the specific exhibition, and quality seems variable so best check online before going.

Opening Hours:
Thu-Tue: 10am-6pm; Wed: 10am-10pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA)
Sight Location: Shanghai, China
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walking Tour I   Shanghai Museums Tour  

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