Building of Fotografiska Shanghai

The Contemporary Museum of Photography, Art & Culture

Fotografiska Shanghai will open its door to the public on October 21, 2023.

As one of the most vibrant and trendsetting cities in Asia, boosted by the establishment of creative industries across fashion, arts and design, Shanghai will be Fotografiska’s first Asian location.

Fotografiska Shanghai opening shows will feature the works of four outstanding artists from both Eastern and Western traditions: Feng Li, Edward Burtynsky, Fan Xi, and Samson Young. These works challenge traditional perspectives while bridging the gap between large-scale documentary works and aesthetic experiences. The result is a captivating, multidimensional visual feast for all visitors.

The museum will open near the recently rejuvenated and rapidly developing Suzhou Creek area. The centrally-located neighborhood features a newly constructed pedestrian promenade alongside the river, an influx of incoming commercial, residential, and cultural residents, and new museums opening within a 1km radius of the future Fotografiska site.

Fotografiska Shanghai will be located in one of three historical warehouses built in the early 20th century as a connecting point between international settlements and the city of Suzhou. These depots, which belonged to some of the earliest modern Chinese banks, provided Shanghai with staples, fresh products as well as various byproducts brought-in by boat through the dense network of inland river canals. The classified historical landmark building adopts the period’s industrial design, and features two magnificent staircases which will be focal points of the site. The warehouse provides four floors and 50k ft2 (4,637 m2) of space for exhibitions, indoor and outdoor event venues, a concept store, and a restaurant and lounge bar overlooking the river and the famous Sihang Warehouse nearby.

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