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Power Station of Art, Shanghai

(4.1/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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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  • I am not a fan of modern art but this place has a little bit of everything and the exhibition space is so cool. Even my 5 year old daughter found pieces she liked. I am not sure if it was a particular...  more »
  • 双年展在这里展出,特意过来看,位置有点偏,不过地方够大可以慢慢看。展品很多,这次的主题应该和环境、资源、人文有关吧,挂满镰刀的树、过渡开采的矿产、带着面具的工厂工作人员、还有模拟了一个地下矿山……  more »
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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.