Constantly born anew, FLIPPOP Art Space is a 10-by-10-metre room in a Shanghai laneway. In the seven years since its inception, it’s been a gallery, performance space, salon, restaurant and storefront, depending on the whims of its temporary occupants. The most intriguing feature at the site is the entrance, a stainless-steel grid that rotates to open, like a speakeasy door. Sometimes, that grid doubles as a display case, a shelf or a light box with a backlit mural. Sometimes, it’s just an urban folly, the kind that invites passersby to slow down and indulge their curiosity.
Team Kailun Sun and Xin Liu
Constantly born anew, FLIPPOP Art Space is a 10-by-10-metre room in a Shanghai laneway.