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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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  • 赶着双年展的末班车去了当代艺术博物院。当代艺术博物馆坐落在江边,江风很大。 门票20元,物超所值,花费了3个小时游荡在博物馆里面。 当代艺术博物馆成立于2012年10月1日,是中国大陆第一家公立当代艺术博物馆,也是上海双年展主场馆。 除此之外,特别需要注意的是交通。 位置有点偏僻,所以打车有些困难。  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 »
  • Located in a somewhat empty quarter (where some very interesting architecture buildings, built for the universal exhibition of 2010, and today almost abandoned), this contemporary art museum still offers beautiful exhibitions. This museum is worth a visit and allows to (re) find a little quiet in the Shanghai fervor.
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  • Interesting building to visit even though it is way too large for its purpose, only seems to he half full of exhibitions at any one time with the rest of the space just empty. The roof terrace is nice looking out onto the Old Expo site.
  • An incredible contemporary art museum. Stunning architecture and beautiful exhibition spaces.
  • This modern art museum is a place for sure to go. Check the website e see what's up. The building itself is nice to visit but more, usually the venues are gret.
  • Nice facility, interesting expositions
  • You come here for the building, not the art exhibition museum inside ! I was more amazed and exicted to visit this old Power station for his past and his architecture that the Contemporary art exhibition museum inside. It's a huge museum, with many levels + art rooms. It's well designed and you feel very small in there. They got a nice terrasse above, with a amazing view on Shanghai & as well the Hangpu River. I was expected much more concerning the art inside, I was kind of disappointing actually. Not my taste at all, but tastes are all differents, I've seem better Contemporary museums elsewhere in the World. I still give 3 stars out of 5 because, I think it's nice to recycle old building to create a new fonction in that case, it's a museum and it's free as well to visit.