"Oh my, I was on a high for days after the walk. The walk was so interesting - I came away from my experience with an excitement from learning about the current art scene, some of the major artists and what sort of art they are producing, how the current artists are evolving as the art and political-scenes are changing.”
Shanghai Art Galleries Tour
A Greater Dialogue
Stephen Roy Smith is the gallery manager at Pearl Lam Galleries, a leading art gallery in Shanghai featuring works from contemporary Chinese artists. He holds a Master's degree in East Asian art and an MBA and has an expertise in Buddhist iconography. With an in-depth understanding of China's 5,000 year history of artistic expression, Stephen has a unique perspective on how Shanghai is reinterpreting its traditions and how art and religion is expressing the dynamic changes taking place in China today.
Growing up in a traditional family in Shanghai, Terry brings a wide range of deep insight in Shanghai's local culture, especially in art and history. With his passion for contemporary art, Terry has been managing various galleries M50 which helped him build exceptional expertise in the area's historical backgrounds. Besides art, Terry enjoys traveling around the world and discovering different types of art in multi-cultural environments as well as exploring world-wide cuisine.
Nicolas is a French national that came to Shanghai in 2008 after spending 15 years as a journalist in Taiwan. He is now working part-time as a consultant and a facilitator. Also collecting Chinese antiques and contemporary art or old Shanghai maps and photos, Nicolas is passionate about China, Shanghai and its people. He is regularly leading cultural, historical and architectural walks around Shanghai as well as lecturing about the city, the Taiwanese aborigines or Chinese arts for the Royal Asiatic Society China, the Shanghai Expatriate Association, Shanghai Accueil - the French speaking club in Shanghai -, leaders and staff of international companies.
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