One of the gallery booths to be sealed off during Shanghai’s West Bund Art & Design fair, which the city government shut down after two days. Another fair had been shut down a day earlier because of a postive Covid test. Photo: West Bund Art & Design Fair
One of the gallery booths to be sealed off during Shanghai’s West Bund Art & Design fair, which the city government shut down after two days. Another fair had been shut down a day earlier because of a postive Covid test. Photo: West Bund Art & Design Fair
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‘We need to leave. Now’. How we strolled out of Covid-hit Shanghai art fair, dodging lockdown and quarantine, and feasted like it was our last supper

  • With one Shanghai contemporary art fair shut down over a positive Covid test, another fair was abuzz with gossip. Then came signs it too would be locked down
  • We walked out, not too fast but fast enough to avoid lockdown and orders to test or quarantine. It was another blow for galleries hoping to sell art in China

One of the gallery booths to be sealed off during Shanghai’s West Bund Art & Design fair, which the city government shut down after two days. Another fair had been shut down a day earlier because of a postive Covid test. Photo: West Bund Art & Design Fair
One of the gallery booths to be sealed off during Shanghai’s West Bund Art & Design fair, which the city government shut down after two days. Another fair had been shut down a day earlier because of a postive Covid test. Photo: West Bund Art & Design Fair
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