Power Station of Art
Power Station of Art
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Chris P
Shanghai, China6,043 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
I enjoyed my visit to the Power Station of Art. In particular, it was great seeing huge art pieces and using the space so well. I was privileged to go into the “chimney” for one of the exhibits. To be honest, there were not that many exhibits
Written 16 June 2021
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Nia🌎🌍🌏
147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
Joined the Private Opening of Shen Wei’s solo exhibition this week, although only visited the top 7th floor and the cocktail party on the 5th floor lounge, the entire building with all its art on all floors will be a treat to be lost in riverie with for a good chunk of your day!
Written 26 September 2018
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Y K
Shanghai, China16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Couples
We spent a wintery day at the Power Station this week. Well worth the trip. Currently a Surrealist show from The Pompidou in Paris is on exhibit on the 7th floor, drawing some pieces from outstanding domestic and international artists. We spent 4 hours in the massive, modern building, also viewing the 1012 Biennale: Reactivation. I could have stayed all day! Both shows are definitely worth the trip!

Open from 9 am to 5 pm, the Biennale was free, and the Surrealist show was 20 rmb (bargain!). There are quaint cafes, clean bathrooms, lockers and even a nursery (on the map, but I did not see it). The well-appointed gift shop has great books, very interesting modern gadgets and beautiful hand-crafted jewelry that will set you back at least a few hundred rmb.

You may have difficulty finding a taxi after you enjoy the show, as the complex is a bit off the beaten path. The metro stop is a quick 10 minute walk at most.

One of the best outings we've had in Shanghai since moving here in August!
Written 8 February 2013
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Grounded500
Calgary270 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
Literally nothing here. Like literally an empty building. Not worth the effort to get here.

Two exhibitions were open (less than 10% of the space was used). A jewellery exhibit was open next the the cafe. A weird multimedia exhibition was open upstairs. Everything else was literally empty space.
Written 18 February 2018
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wstokes1965
Sydney, Australia1,563 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Oh so similar to the Tate Modern in London - on the river, a bit hard to get too, a lot of concrete and a huge cavernous space - all depends on exhibitions but great views of the river on L3 and also from the top floor open air roof top. A bit rustic and not as commercial as others but the space is well worth the visit.
Written 23 October 2018
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ankyfire
Shanghai, China694 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
So it's a place where they have exhibitions, but they don't have a regular collection, they have different exhibitions visiting.
I went to Shinkai Makoto exhibition and although pretty and quite interesting, it wasn't really a good one (mostly printouts of screenshots from movies, storyboards, and creative process shown - how the images were created, or what pictures of real places were taken and how they were shown in the movies - but no original artwork, so it was a bit disappointing).
Power station of art, however, is a cool spot, located in an old power station, with a really cool rooftop with a view of the river and some artsy flags.
Mostly, your experience will vary depending on what exhibition you'll choose.
Written 5 August 2018
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calboy2
Johannesburg, South Africa75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
The last review mentioned that the place is empty and dead. I can confirm that in May 2018 there are two amazing exhibitions going on which I highly recommend. The space is open and grand and reminds me of the Tate Modern. I will definitely return. I believe the exhibitions I saw run through July but you should check on their website to be sure
Written 25 May 2018
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SJinHK
31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
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 and other creatures and our place in the world. It was a thought provoking mix of sculpture, video, paintings, sketches and notes, even live cultivate plants. The gallery's rooftop deck gives great views of the busy harbour as a bonus.

The one downside of this spot is that it is not easy to figure out transit from there and the staff could not help with getting a taxi. We ended up following Google maps to a busy street where we eventually got a taxi but I would recommend making arrangements in advance for pick up, making sure you knew your transit plan, or grabbing one of the many bikes for rent that are everywhere im Shanghai, including outside this gallery.
Written 23 September 2017
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QuinnTheInuit
United States133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
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 the plus side, unlike previously, most of its floors now hold art. BUT NOT NECESSARILY THE SAME EXHIBITS AS ON ITS WEBSITE. Some of the "current" exhibits on its website were there, some were not.

While the museum is located within a former power plant, it does very little to make use of the grand space. The big exception is Mou Sen+MSG’s installation "The Great Chain of Being — Planet Trilogy," which on its own makes it worth visiting the museum and paying the admission fee. One can enter it and follow a path through the piece, seeing multiple rooms inside the installation. It's part of the Biennial exhibition, though, so it is unclear whether or not this sprawling, multi-floor piece will stay on permanent display.
Written 14 January 2017
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keg44
Dallas, TX9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Took a taxi here from the bund. Upon arrival, I was absolutely shocked to see there that of the seven floors in the museum, only one had a contemporary art exhibit being shown. The rest of the museum was comprised of empty floors with vacant white walls. Truly unbelievable. Admission was free but I would have been disappointed it I had been charged. The space and architecture are beautiful, what a waste of gorgeous space.
Written 25 June 2016
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