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Art Lab (MOCA Shanghai)

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It's contemporary art!

Like all contemporary art, you will see exhibits here that don't interest you at all, and others... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Sam B
South Carolina
Nice exhibit, wish there was a permanent collection

Saw a kind of alternative media show there, with some pretty interesting work. Well put together... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Chuck B
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Gate 7 Renmin Park, No.231 Nanjing West Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200003, China
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

There is no permanent collection. The museum only holds temporary exhibitions. If you're a video-game aficionado, then this may be fun for you. If you are looking for art, look elsewhere. The show I saw was basically Hello Kitty meets Pacman. I kid you not....More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Went there for an art exhibition held by my favorite artist/actor/singer Wallace Chung. It was a 3-floor building located in a park at Peoples' square, the central of Shanghai, great location! If you are seeking what to do around the People's Square, check this place...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

I was travelling with a friend who was really excited to check out the MOCA, we set aside an entire afternoon to take in some culture and the museum ended up taking less than an hour. There was a Harper's Bazaar exhibit and that was...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I looked at the website. The English site is down. Yet Apple Maps and TripAdvisor didn’t acknowledge the day of nonoperations. Oh well. Lots of families turned away at the door by the security guard.

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Like all contemporary art, you will see exhibits here that don't interest you at all, and others that will stop you in your tracks and make you ponder. It's a small place and the exhibit I saw was Transmedia Art - a combination of art...More

2  Thank Sam B
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Loved this. Beautiful, exciting,surprising , playful stunning art. Delighted my 9 yr son and grandma. Lovely walk through park to get there. Small enough to do in an hour or longer if you want. From my Londoners art lover view, this is amongst the best...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Saw a kind of alternative media show there, with some pretty interesting work. Well put together space. I was disappointed there was no permanent collection on view at all.

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stumbled upon this museum by coincidence as we were in the park on Saturday to witness the "wedding market" (very interesting). The building is quite unassuming but the interior is, although small, surprising. With a sort of "Guggenheim" slope leading to the first floor....More

Thank Maria E
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We were delighted to see the Shan Shui Within exhibition in this fine space that is located in the bucolic setting of the People’s Park. It comprised works by sixteen contemporary Chinese artists that meditated upon traditional societal aspects in tension within the accelerated transformation...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 4 March 2016

The only reason I paid 50 RMB to enter is because I thought it was the real Shanghai Museum, so I was surprised that this looked like the office of an architect studio promoting their on design. This is the exebithion they are doing now...More

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