Shanghai At Art's Cutting Edge

This column will examine the contemporary art scene in Shanghai over the past three decades, giving an insight into its development via interviews with the country’s top artists, curators and collectors. The column will be divided into 5-year periods looking at various aspects such as the background of China’s contemporary art, the M50 art hub, the beginning of biennales and international art fairs in Shanghai, and the emergence of private museums at the West Bund. The series begins with the contemporary art scene in Shanghai from 1995 to 2000.