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Power Station of Art

No.200 Huayuan'gang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
+86 21 3110 8550
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What modern art museum does not have a permanent collection/exhibition? This one!

No basic permanent collection of modern art at all? Really? Just really mediocre for pay... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
tomashopkins
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Shanghai, China
Chinese version of Tate Modern

Excellent museum. When I went there was an outstanding free exhibit of moving and video art, and a... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
SchrodingersBee
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London
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No.200 Huayuan'gang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
South Bund
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

No basic permanent collection of modern art at all? Really? Just really mediocre for pay temporary exhibitions? Paid to see the Hermes (fashion firm) exhibition (really mediocre, more like paying to watch a fashion commercial), with plans to then tour the museums permanent collection. Enormous...More

Thank tomashopkins
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent museum. When I went there was an outstanding free exhibit of moving and video art, and a really interesting architecture exhibition of Toyo Ito for only 60 RMB. Wonderful views over the river too. Highly recommended.

Thank SchrodingersBee
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Should you encounter a long queue at the main entrance, try entering the premises through the side and ask the security the way to the 5th floor cafe. Saved us lots of time last weekend. Combination of weird and cool exhibits for the 'Why Ask...More

Thank Poppyjourney
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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 exhibition or...More

Thank Tamara S
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We spent a morning browsing this wonderful art space. It is encouraging to see a city like Shanghai converting old, disused buildings into galleries. I am from Sydney, Australia, and more often than not, old buildings and museums like this have been purchased by developers...More

Thank Justin K
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

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 with children!

Thank Ignace V
Reviewed 14 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank QuinnTheInuit
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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 multimedia piece about pigs, cycles and how the world is...More

Thank SixContinentChick
Reviewed 11 December 2016

First time here....first impressions great. The building is enormous with lots of different kinds of art inside. We lined up for our ticket which didn't take too long...20rmb as it was the Biennale. After we saw many interesting pieces of art we went to the...More

Thank Lorraine O
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The building is really interesting! It's huge, has lots of space and plenty of oddities. The 5th floor (I think) features a huge outdoor balcony with a cafe that serves decent, though overprices snacks and drinks. The view is nice but much of it is...More

Thank joelgs23
Nearby
South Bund
This waterfront area below the most famous section of
the Huangpu River has undergone multiple phases of
development that started when the Waterhouse Hotel
opened its doors. Though it’s been slower to catch on
than people expected, every year something new and
exciting opens up and gives people a reason to keep
calling the South Bund the "Next Big Thing." There are
a couple of landmark hotels and restaurants of
...More
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