Power Station of Art

Venue  |  Exhibitions
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Power Station of Art
200 Huayuan Gang Road
Huangpu District Shanghai
Venue Type: Museum

April 25th - July 29th
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, A Beautiful Elsewhere
Jean-Michel Albérola, Claudia Andujar, United Visual Artists, Christian Boltanski, Frédéric Bruly Bouabre, Marc Couturier, Isabel Mendes da Cunha, Moriyama Daido, Raymond Depardon, Cai Guo-Qiang, Julia Isídrez, Beat Takeshi Kitano, Bernie Krause, Hu Liu, David Lynch, Alessandro Mendini, Ron Mueck, Mœbius, Marc Newson, Claudine Nougaret, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Artavazd Pelechian, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Juana Marta Rodas, Cheri Samba, GAO Shan, Sarah Sze, YOKOO Tadanori, Huang Yong Ping, Li Yongbin
April 25th - July 8th
Storage Memory
Christian Boltanski
Open hours
Tue-Sun 9-5 (last admission: 4pm)
Gallery type
Exhibitions are open to public free of charge except for special exhibitions.

The Power Station of Art(PSA)is located where the Pavilion of Future of the World Expo 2010 Shanghai was; it is the first public museum of contemporary art in mainland China.

The building was once the site of the Nanshi Power Plant, set up in 1897. The main structure is 128 meters long, 70 meters wide and 50 meters high, and the campus covers an area of 31,088 square meters. The impressively soaring 165-meter-high chimney, made of reinforced concrete, bears witness to the ups and downs of modern industry in China, and points to the new historical opportunity and cultural creation across the Huangpu River, in Pudong. After renovation, the area of the structure will enlarge to 41,200 square meters, and the exhibition area will expand from 9,000 to 15,000 square meters.

The Museum will open to the public on Oct. 1st 2012. Situated on the right bank of Huangpu River, it is only 4 kilometers away from People’s Square (the political, commercial and cultural center of Shanghai), and only a 15-minute’s walk from the metro station “South Xizang Road” of line 4 and 8.