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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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  • This museum resembles the setting of the "Zeche Zollverein" in Essen, Germany - also a former coal mine production factory... great views also on the riverside from the rooftop Good place to scroll wi...  more »
  • This museum used to be free; now it charges admission to everyone. (Although the museum's English-language touts free admission, when I was there they required everyone to buy admission tickets.) On t...  more »
  • This dynamic space is able to accommodate an incredibly wide array of exhibits. Our group ranges from 9 through 50 and all members found pieces that they loved. From lying on floor pillows for a multi...  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.