Power Station of Art, Shanghai

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#13 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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  • I was there yesterday to visit the two free exhibitions of Shigeru Ban and Balkrishna Doshi. The third exhibition of Li Shan is not for free. Walking toward the museum from the metro Station 9 Xiao Na...  more »
  • Huge and Spacious, power station of art is a place where art lovers can be completely submerged in the ocean of art. The tall chimney above is a thermometer (indicating the temperature) itself is a pi...  more »
  • The gallery is in an old power station, with high ceilings and exposed industrial architecture We saw an exhibition of Li Shan's DNA related work exploring themes of splicing human DNA with insects an...  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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