Address: 46 Fuxing West Road
Launched in 2004, JZ Club has become the most representative of all the jazz clubs in Shanghai, and even in China. 365 days a year, JZ house bands present you with everything from classical Standards, buoyant Swing, to refreshing female vocals and modern Jazz Rock. On weekends, the JZ Latino and JZ All Star Big Band heat up the stage up with their passion.
Upholding the Spirit of a “Musicians’ Club”, JZ on weekends is the terminus for most jazz musicians in Shanghai. After a glass of wine or two, many players of note join in the jam session to turn the house into a rapturous carnival. Frequently, JZ Club presents special concerts featuring top musicians from all around the world. Numerous audiences have rediscovered the pure joy of music at JZ Club. Its name has almost become the equivalent of the jazz scene in China.
Address: Unit 1-311,611 Liyang Road
Tel: +86 (0) 21 3258 8558
Originally located in the M50 art district and now based in 1933 Shanghai, a former abattoir and derelict factory with fascinating Art Deco architecture. 1933 Contemporary has a 400sqm exhibition space devoted to contemporary art across disciplines and cultures, working closely with curators and leading intellectuals in the field. The gallery has organized 18 exhibitions over the past three years, launching and fostering the careers of some of the most prominent young artists to come out of Shanghai.
Address: 50 Moganshan Road.
M50, or 50 Moganshan Road is a contemporary art district in Shanghai, like a smaller version of Beijing’s 798 Art Zone. Occupying what were derelict factories of the old textile industry, there is now a community of artists and their studios, as well as a café and some fashion outlets.
Address: G/F, Aurora Building, 99 Fucheng Rd.
On the ground floor of the Aurora building in Pudong is this collection of ancient Chinese art and artifacts, especially antique bronze and jade items.
Address: G/F, 181 Middle Jiangxi Road
Tel: +86 21 6323 1989
Email: [email protected]
Opening Times: Daily 10:30am – 7:00pm
Pearl Lam started exhibiting and promoting Chinese contemporary art in 1993 and her collection and empire has grown, with galleries in Singpore and Hong Kong. Exhibitions here often explore Chinese traditional arts confluence with Western art.
Read our interview with Pearl Lam here.
Address: 1/F, 36, Lane 6 Gao’an Rd
Tel: +86 (0)21 64227120
Opening Times: Tue to Sun 11:00~18:00
C14 Gallery is dedicated to working with top domestic and foreign photography institutions, artists, curators, critics and collectors.
Address: Lane 49, Building 3, Fuxing Xi Road
Tel: +86 (0)21 34611245
Website: Leo Xu Projects
Opening Time: Tue to Sun 10:00~18:00
Leo Xu Projects is a contemporary art gallery in Shanghai exhibiting young Chinese and international artists.
Located on West Fuxing Road, in the heart of Shanghai’s previous French Concession, LEO XU PROJECTS is the brainchild of Shanghai-based curator and writer Leo Xu. Continuing Xu’s curatorial experiments, the space exhibits a dynamic program of shows and events featuring a young generation of artists from or living in China who work in a variety of media. In addition, the gallery represents and collaborates on a project basis with established international artists.
LEO XU PROJECTS presents and produces projects that respond to new art and ideas evolved around the new media and socio-political climate of the 21st century. By supporting off-site projects with Chinese and international institutions and creative individuals such as architects, writers, filmmakers, designers, and musicians, the gallery also seeks to create dialogue across professions and disciplines and to capture the spirit and aesthetics of the time.
Since its establishment in 2011, LEO XU PROJECTS has played an active role in advising and assisting private and institutional collections in the acquisition of significant works by today’s most exciting artists from China and the global scene.
Address: 101, Building 5, 50 Moganshan Road
Tel: +86 (0)21 62996610
Opening Times: Tue – Sat, 10:30am – 18:30pm
Musard Seed Space is an independent gallery based in the Moganshan art area, featuring carefully curated exhibitions by contemporary artists.
Address: 191 South Suzhou Road (near Middle Sichuan Road)
Tel: +86 21 6333 7223
E-mail: [email protected]
Opening Times: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00am – 7:00pm (and by appointment anytime)
Located within walking distance of the Bund, Art+ Shanghai Gallery is a dynamic art space devoted to exhibitions showcasing established and emerging contemporary artists from China and abroad.
Address: 3rd Floor, No.3 The Bund, Zhongshan Dong Yi Road
Tel: +86 (0)21 63215757
Opening Times: Mon – Sun, 11:00 – 21:00
Shanghai Gallery of Art, at Three on the Bund is known for its quality programming and curating, primarily focused on Asian Contemporary Art. The gallery also offers long term strategic planning for private collectors and institutions on both established and emerging artists.
Address: 300 Middle Huaihai Rd, B3
Opening Times: Mon to Sun 10:00-22:00
The intention at Chi k11 is to “remove the art from museums so that visitors can come into close contact with it”. Exhibitions are held here on a regular basis as well as art forums where you can meet the artist. They also have art studios and art courses for both adults and children.
Address: 1016 North Suzhou Rd. (Metro Line 8, Qufu Road Station, Exit 2)
Tel: 021 66085180
Email: [email protected]
Opening Times: 10:00-19:00 (Tue-Thu, Sun), 11:00-21:00 (Fri, Sat)
OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal Shanghai (OCAT Shanghai) is housed in a former China Industrial Bank warehouse, built in the 1930s it is a piece of outstanding heritage architecture. OCAT Shanghai is planning to work with architects like Norman Foster to renovate the north shore of Suzhou River and preserve a number of historical sites, while they also serve as a platform for contemporary art and international cultural exchange.
Address: Suite 201 -203,15 Yuan Ming Yuan Rd
Tel: +86 (0)21 63151582
Email: [email protected]
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00- 18:00
Matthew Liu Fine Arts aims to promote contemporary Western art in Asia. Located in the Rockbund development, along with the Rockbund Art Museum and Christie’s, they hold six solo exhibitions per year, as well as lectures, panel discussions and private events.
Matthew Liu Fine Arts believes modern art has not received its deserved attention in China and by making Chinese collectors more aware of it they will truly be world players.
Address: 59 Xianggang Rd, F1.
Opening Times: 10:30am – 6:30pm
BANK is the art space founded by MABSOCIETY, an international curatorial and consultancy firm founded by Mathieu Borysevicz. It get’s the name from its home in the Bank Union Building where it exhibits contemporary art. Founder Mathieu Borysevicz says. “We think of ourselves as ‘post-gallery’.”
Address: 28, Lane 199, Fangdian Rd, Pudong
Tel: +86 (0)21 50339801
Email: [email protected]
Opening Times: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 – 18:00
Zendai Himalayas Center in Pudong houses the Himalayas Museum, which exhibits some of the best international artists, features a large amount of installation art as it attempts to engage with young audiences.
Address: Building F, 570 West Huaihai Road
Tel: 021-6282 8729
Opening Times: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 to 18:00 pm
Minsheng Art Museum is sponsored and funded by the China Minsheng Banking Corporation, which is an non-profit organization mainly establishing varies types of activities that engaged in art. It is based on the study of Chinese modern and contemporary art. With an international perspective, closely reflecting the trend and the status of Chinese contemporary art, and actively promoting the communication and cooperation between Chinese contemporary art and international cutting-edge art.
The 4000sqm museum has five exhibition halls, report room, VIP room, literature-based reading room, art book shop, and Café.
Address: 210, Lane 2255, Luoshan Road.
Metro: Huamu Road Station, Line 7
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 5:30pm, Tuesday-Sunday. Last admission is at 4:30pm.
Gate 7, People’s Park, 231 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai.
Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
Daytime hours: 10:00 – 18:00
(Opening hours subject to change during exhibition installation and de-installation, or when private events are being held).
Daytime Admission: 50 RMB/person
Discount Admission: 25 RMB/person
Museum Members (with valid membership card): Free Admission
More info on opening hours and admissions: (86 21) 6327 9900.
Founded in 2005, the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai ( MoCA Shanghai) is a private museum committed to promoting contemporary art and design, with an aim to cultivate the appreciation of contemporary art and design for the general public. MoCA’s states it’s mission is to introduce arts to the public and foster cultural exchange between Shanghai and the world.