Within the past decade, contemporary Chinese art has exploded onto the global arena. We will tour Moganshan Lu M50 - the center of Shanghai's modern art scene - and its trendy art colony. Once a small lane filled with vacant warehouses along Suzhou Creek, it's now home to a thriving contemporary artist community. About 100 artists in residence in the former factories and warehouses on the banks of Suzhou Creek including some of Shanghai's best known artists like Zhou Tiehai, Ding Yi, Xu Zhen and the media art collective Liu Dao. It hosts over 120 galleries and art studios. Galleries include Shangh Art, EastLink, Island6, Pantocrator and Biz Art. As we tour the area, we will meet the artists, gallery owners and discuss the major styles seen in today's Chinese art, with a focus on new trends.