MoCA: Contemporary art
Gate 7, People's Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xinchang Lu 南京西路231号人民公园7号门, 近新昌路 +86 21 6327 9900
Encased totally in glass, MOCA’s spilt-level galleries offer a refreshingly bright perspective on art missing from the city’s gloomier warehouse galleries.
MOCA's (Shanghai's Museum of Contempory Art) commercial acumen has yielded a collaboration with New York’s Guggenheim Museum, China’s largest Gaudi exhibition, and an 80th anniversary Salvatore Ferragamo retrospective, while its commitment to local art created The World of Others, an exhibition dedicated to emerging artists living in Shanghai.
It was all made possible when fortune smiled on Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art MOCA’s Samuel Kung. The Hong Kong-based jeweller chanced upon a disused People’s Park greenhouse while seeking an exhibition venue for his jade jewellery.
Artist friends cajoled him into converting the space for contemporary art and in December 2005, Shanghai MOCA was opened.
Today, it is best to check MOCA's website for details on exhibitions and entry fees as they are subject to change. The standard price of admission to MOCA for an adult is 20 RMB.