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“Christian Dior Exhibition at MoCa Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai”

Art Lab (MOCA Shanghai)
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

I wasn't particularly inspired to see a grande couturier exhibition - but I was very pleased to have made the effort after braving the rain in Peoples Square to locate this pretty and hard to find small modern building. The exhibition areas are quite intimate and yet the designers of the exhibition have made a triumph of the gallery spaces in presenting this engaging show. The staff in attendance are helpful and polite and speak reasonable English in the main. The setting of the museum in wonderful gardens and close to the Nanjing Road heart of Shanghai is convenient and a great place to explore and roam through the beautiful gardens. At the rear of the museum on the third level is a fine cafe with other facilities for larger receptions such as a wedding taking place while we were there. Bizarrely though in the cafe bathrooms are what on first sight appear to be lovely floral pink to red patterns on white glazed tiles - but these are actually composed of very risque language - some of which I imagine would be unacceptable to most patrons. We thought the tiles were an interesting diversion and put it down to a mix up the translation between English and Chinese - quite quirky. Nonetheless - the cafe serves great coffee and tea - and is well patronized. The images included in this review show the exhibition - and out of interest I have included the above-mentioned bathroom tiles found in the museum cafe.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Moca, a museum of contemporary Chinese art, is nicely situated in the Peoples Park. Moca is a museum with a lot of pretense and respect. We had been there once walked along without us had in mind that this was a museum. A very nice museum with surprising and beautiful art. Unfortunately it was exhibited limited in size and the museum is not that big. We would have liked to seen more here.

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

On the outside, the modern architecture and prime location in People's Park seemed to promise an interesting modern art collection, but once inside we found a surprisingly amateurish works--somewhat interesting, but not particularly engaging nor challenging. Maybe it's better to think of this space as a large gallery rather than a small museum--we assume the exhibits rotate, and the exhibit during our visit, "Existence" will likely be gone by the time you read this review.

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

This art gallery (It's not a museam) located in the People's park is a short walk from Shanghai Art Museam. My advise is to check who exhibits, but if you don't want to pay and go thru the gallery, don't miss the cafe on the top of the building (3F, it has an access from outside also). The cafe is a very stylish place to have a short coffee break or even lunch.

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Reviewed March 14, 2012

The MOCA Shanghai (aka Museum of Contempory Art) in Shanghai's Peoples' Park, was very disappointing especially after a visit to the nearby Shanghai Museum of Art. It is small and quickly visited. Perhaps had I visited during a different special exhibition, I would have enjoyed it more, but other than the building's construction, and one represented artist, it offered little of value. It cost 30Y, or about $5 USD and offered two floors of art. Having been mentally prepared to enjoy this museum, I was quite disappointed.

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