Shanghai Art Scene

I am in Shanghai for the weekend and a local friend of mine took me to a part of the city where there is a street called Moganshan Road that is reconfiguring itself as the up and coming art scene in the city.  We walked through a vast array of literally thousands and thousands of condominiums to this quiet little zone where the wall of just this street are covered in graffiti and leading to a sort of old factory/warehouse district where inside are the fantastic works of original art.  The art is so different than anything you might see in other parts of the world because it is a strange mix of Western style art with of course Chinese influence.  I saw ancient Roman/Greek style art featuring Chinese faces, paintings of modern cars sinking in the rivers, enormous paintings of math lessons in Chinese, and a host of other really great works.   Lines 3 & 4 in the metro will take you there.   Here are a few shots for you:






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