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stage候台BACK is an artist run space dedicated to experimental projects founded by German artist Susanne Junker in April 2008 in Shanghai, China. stage候台BACK was formerly based in the 696 Weihai Road studio complex in Shanghai. After the eviction of 696 Weihai Road by Chinese authorities in May 2011, stage候台BACK and Eastlink gallery have merged operations, working out of the Eastlink space in M50 (50 Morganshan Road) Shanghai. Eastlink is one of China’s earliest contemporary art galleries, having worked with the majority of China’s now well known avant guarde, from Huang Yan to He Yunchang. The space will now have alternate shows, whereby Eastlink will focus on managing its extensive archive of historic works and stage候台BACK will continue its program of cutting edge contemporary exhibitions by new international and Chinese artists. It endeavors to add to the diversity of the relatively homogenous art scene in China today.