M50s at Moganshan Rd in 上海 // Shanghai

Asia

A bit off the grid, the collection of contemporary art galleries in a former textile district of Xinhe Cotton Mill. Area around it seems strictly residential, and we don’t pass any mall on the way from the metro to Moganshan Rd. This is a first.

Window cleaners are busy scrubbing what has to be a few square kilometers of glass, dangling from a rope. A delivery guy takes a nap on his bike.

 

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window cleaners

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delivery guy sleeping

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icon of the M50s

Filled with small galleries and artsy shops, it takes some time to dig out gems and finding all the nooks and crannies of the district. Island 6 is definitely worth a visit, located at Building 6. Exhibitions change from time to time, so there is something new to explore each visit. Although I am also content just to walk through the rundown, almost deserted-feeling urban environment.

Coffee nerds, don’t fret. Hipster café/creative space/art shop UNDEF/NE won’t disappoint you.

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not sure if decoration or furnishing

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plays of light and shadow

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art installation

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graffiti

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almost a work of art

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Shanghai skyline

January 14th 2017

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