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Power Station of Art, Shanghai

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The Power Station of Art is a contemporary art museum in Shanghai, China. Housed in a former power station, it is China's first state run contemporary art museum. Converting the building cost $64 million which was paid for by the Shanghai government.The museum is on the site of the Expo 2010 and on the left bank of the Huangpu River. It opened in 2012 with an exhibition of contemporary art from the Parisian gallery Centre Pompidou entitled "Portrait of the Times".The director is Li Xu. The deputy director is Gong Yan, who was formerly the editor in chief of the Chinese-language magazine Art World.
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  • No basic permanent collection of modern art at all? Really? Just really mediocre for pay temporary exhibitions? Paid to see the Hermes (fashion firm) exhibition (really mediocre, more like paying to w...  more »
  • Excellent museum. When I went there was an outstanding free exhibit of moving and video art, and a really interesting architecture exhibition of Toyo Ito for only 60 RMB. Wonderful views over the rive...  more »
  • Should you encounter a long queue at the main entrance, try entering the premises through the side and ask the security the way to the 5th floor cafe. Saved us lots of time last weekend. Combination o...  more »
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  • Super cool building and no admission fee as of March 2017, but it's just not finished yet. Don't have enough art
  • Interesting show. So so food.
  • The Power Station of Art is nice enough to visit just as a piece of useful architecture - but it really could do with a little more modern art to fill the place up.
  • Nice location and a beautiful building. Enough space to host also bigger exhibitions without making one feel uncomfortable. The roof terrace is a nice place to have a coffee or a snack.
  • 展品令人驚豔 展覽空間很大 非常推薦 Artworks are amazing and the exhibition space is quite huge. Quite recommend it!

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