Established in 2010, ShanghART Taopu is a new kind of warehouse-style art museum. ShanghART Taopu’s ample space, adequate roof light and generous floor height provide good conditions to explore new possibilities of using space more reasonably for display, preservation, study and education of contemporary art. While exploring more possibilities of fully making use of ShanghART Taopu as a new art platform, we will closely work with art schools, research institutions, art professionals and hope ShanghART Taopu can play its unique role as a new form of warehouse style art museum.
The Show Room (1,650m2) is mainly used to exhibit big installation and sculpture works by ShanghART represented artists. Meanwhile, it is used to hold instant theme exhibitions art events and other events. It is also a space for art communication, education.
The Archive Room (about 36m2) is used to display the ‘first hand archives’ of Chinese contemporary art, video and other documentation of past exhibitions so as to fill in some blanks on history of contemporary art.
ShanghART Supermarket Café provides coffee, soft drinks and snacks for visitors to take a rest. Meanwhile, it also provides some art products and art books, including parts of the mixed media installation “ShanghART Supermarket” from MadeIn Company. Visitors can buy art products in the supermarket and get a ShanghArt receipt after purchase.