Today's Shanghai, as a symbol of China's development, proposes another optimistic scene. However, the significance of culture and its need for intellectual support remain a pressing issue for the formation of a new and coherent society. The artist thrive in an environment where economy and culture are undergoing drastic changes，he translated his subjective experiences in a rather open manner, while others consciously critique the social and art systems in hope of capturing the sensibilities of our time. The artists' experimental practices ponder the many contradictions of urbanization and give substances to the very existence of an alternative yet highly diverse culture. This is their contributions to Shanghai as a unique metropolis.
Xu Zheng is good at migrating the everyday experience of people into the exhibition, using the conventional rules into the rhetoric artworks, there are big difference between his works and general works. From challenging and breaking people's everyday experience to using and transplanting such resources, his work explaines many artistic possibilities around us.