The 50 Things You Must Do in Asia

By Hanya Yanagihara - 2013-07-23T16:27:10Z

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Discover Shanghai's Contemporary Art Scene: China

The Chinese contemporary art scene is the country's most-buzzed-about export since silk itself. The Moganshan Lu gallery district has the highest concentration of galleries and makes for a fascinating afternoon looking at the fruits of a very young, booming market. But beware: While real, lasting talent has emerged from China's contemporary scene, there are scads of the merely trendy, the not-very-inspired, the ephemeral, and the downright bad (as there are in any contemporary art scene).

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