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Qiao Zhiping at Tank Shanghai.

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The exterior of Shanghai Night Club

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Contemporary art fills the club's interior

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Qiao Space exterior

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Tank Shanghai

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Qiao Space interior

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British artist/musician and Turner Prize winner Martin Creed performing at Shanghai Night during a recent art event

The King Of Arts

Qiao Zhibing first raised eyebrows by decorating his KTV lounge with high-brow art. Now, China's 'Karaoke King' is turning part of Shanghai's waterfront into a mega museum of contemporary art. Geoffrey Eu talks to the otherwise low-key art lover.
Feb 18, 2017 5:50 AM

It sounds almost absurd, but a pressing need to decorate a Shanghai nightclub in 2006 was the catalyst for its owner Qiao Zhibing to start buying contemporary art and in less than 10 years, become a leading collector in China. Mr Qiao, a former sound engineer, musician and DJ, turned Shanghai

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