Power Station of Art, Shanghai

4.2
#14 of 74 in Museums in Shanghai
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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  • July 26, 2017
    I went a little by chance without knowing what to expect and I am really fell under the charm of the building and the location. Located next to the Expo pavilions (to see quickly, there is for example the rose garden of the Rhône Alpes region or the lodge of Alsace) in a neighborhood fairly empty and quiet, the Power Station of Art is a huge factory converted into a Museum of contemporary art, similar to the palais de Tokyo in Paris. The lobby is huge, very refreshing when it's 40 degrees outside. There are some impressive facilities. The exhibition Body Media II is interesting and free on Tuesday. A go this place above all (we won't hide it) for his rooftop on the 7th floor. A very large terrace with generally anyone on it. We can take (20rmb espresso) coffee in the Café, they also have juices or beers (35 33cl but worth it for the place) but not Chinese... Beautiful view of the River, buildings, a beautiful bridge, Pudong in the distance...
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  • July 22, 2017
    The location of the Museum is beautiful and makes a visit to the Power Station Art interesting. The exhibits are constantly changing but are always innovative and enjoyable. Don't miss a stop at the terrace, where you can relax and enjoy a nice view of the Riverwalk.
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  • June 24, 2017
    Museum is very large, there are many exhibitions, holidays may have to queue for hours, many people. Exhibition is worth seeing, you can spend half a day here. Shanghai people's happiness, there is such a good art gallery.
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  • March 21, 2017
    Super cool building and no admission fee as of March 2017, but it's just not finished yet. Don't have enough art
  • July 5, 2017
    Interesting show. So so food.
  • January 5, 2017
    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.
  • November 23, 2016
    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.
  • March 15, 2017
    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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