Shanghai Gallery of Art
Housed on the third floor of Three on the Bund, Shanghai Gallery of Art is a 1,000sqm exhibition space, with high ceilings and brushed concrete walls that offer a sophisticated industrial feel. The gallery is free, and regularly displays prominent works from international and local artists.
Shanghai Gallery of Art is at 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu, Huangpu district.
Fancy food and incredible views
If you’re in need of a little pick me up, you’re in luck. Originally built in 1916, Three on the Bund was restored in the year 2000 by acclaimed architect Michael Groves, and it is a beaut. It also houses some truly great restaurants. Treat yourself to something to eat at Chef Paul Pairet’s (of Ultraviolet, Mr & Mrs Bund) new carvery concept with UNÏCO, The Chop Chop Club on the second floor.
SNAP is a non-profit art space run by local artist Hu Renyi. Technically owned by the New York School of Visual Arts to showcase the works of alumni students, Renyi now largely does his own thing and we totally dig it. The artist often invites a load of his friends from the scene to showcase eccentric works, making it the perfect spot to delve into the world of Chinese contemporary art.
SNAP is at Room 901, 33 Sichuan Zhong Lu, near Guangdong Lu, Huangpu district.
Spicy eats and bargain beers
Still hungry? On the same floor, stumble across the stairs, and you’ll find yourself at the second branch of popular Hunanese restaurant Spicy Moment. The food is on point, the beers are cheap, and the setting is relaxed but refined.