I went to OCT Loft in Shenzhen yesterday. It’s a contemporary art centre in a former industrial complex. The look and feel of OCT Loft reminded me of Moganshan 50 (M50) in Shanghai, I posted some pictures about my trip there last year.
I only had a little time so I didn’t go inside many places; but I am definitely going to go back, in the meantime I can share some pictures of the complex and exhibition hall A:
Inside hall A there was exhibition “Summer Triangle” – the theme related to changing cities through as portrayed by the media with focus on hong kong.
Contemporary art exhibits in centres like this are often a little mysterious and not necessarily clearly signposted where you enter / exit etc. I saw some girls nervously approach the entrance to exhibition hall A; sneaking up and peaking through before entering.
I didn’t take many photos inside, but there were some interesting displays.
Looking at the businesses around the exhibition hall I spotted a really pretty tea-ware shop and some nice looking cafe. I did see one studio running oil painting classes.
Continuing the trend of major brands investing in more unique outlets in special locations there is also a rather pretty looking Starbucks there. But lot’s of other options if you want to support the smaller chains / local businesses.