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OCT Loft Contemporary Art Terminal : Shenzhen

Shenzhen has a growing art scene and across the city the government is designating areas for galleries and artists. As an example, the Overseas Chinese Town has the Loft Art Terminal, a relatively new area that’s really taking off and becoming a small 798 (Beijing) or M50 (Shanghai). It’s a schick little area with lots of trendy bars and restaurants and filled with art.

 

 

OCT Loft Contemporary Art Terminal : Shenzhen

 

Wiki Shenzhen writes :

OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT) is a brand new contemporary art organization under the umbrella of Shenzhen’s He Xiangning Art Museum, and is significant in being the first such professional institution to be established in association with, and administrated by, a State-owned art museum anywhere in China. Named after OCT, or Overseas Chinese Town, the theme-park-rich tourist destination where it is based, OCAT now has its main establishment in Shenzhen and exhibition venues in Beijing and Shanghai.

The core mission of OCAT is to integrate global resources earmarked for contemporary Chinese art, and to promote exchanges and interactions between China and the world in this respect. It aims, through exhibitions, forums and artist-in-residence programs, to construct an institution that is both about Chinese art and demonstrates international vision and professionalism. It set out to function as a hub–a supply center and a departure point for contemporary Chinese art–and the concept of being an ‘international terminal’ for contemporary Chinese art was made evident in its name.

 

You can wonder about…

 

OCT Loft Contemporary Art Terminal : Shenzhen

 OCT Loft Contemporary Art Terminal : Shenzhen

 OCT Loft Contemporary Art Terminal : Shenzhen

 OCT Loft Contemporary Art Terminal : Shenzhen

 OCT Loft Contemporary Art Terminal : Shenzhen

 

Go in to some of the galleries …

 

 OCT Loft Contemporary Art Terminal : Shenzhen

 OCT Loft Contemporary Art Terminal : Shenzhen

 OCT Loft Contemporary Art Terminal : Shenzhen

 OCT Loft Contemporary Art Terminal : Shenzhen

 

 

Or just go in for a drink at one of the many restaurants and bars…

 

 OCT Loft Contemporary Art Terminal : Shenzhen

 

 

Location :

 

It’s wonderful to have such an area. I wish we had something similar in  Hong Kong.

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