Housed in the Urban Future Pavilion of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, Power Station of Art is the first public museum of contemporary art in mainland China and a typical urban cultural venue for art exhibition, collection, research, exchanges, and experiential education.
Power Station of Art, which offers a total construction area of 41,000 square meters, features 12 exhibition halls of different sizes that make for exhibitions of different nature as well as such facilities as library, research rooms and lecture halls. It is an ideal place for international exchanges in visual art and display of excellent contemporary works of art from China and other countries.
Power Station of Art displays creations from various fields like contemporary art, literature and film and thus provides a cross-media, cross-disciplinary art platform for exchanges. It also puts together the excellent works of art from China and other countries to expand the cultural horizons of the public, make teenagers more innovation-conscious and inject new vitality into the cultural creative industry. The venue will lay the groundwork for Shanghai’s ambition to become one of the centers of China and even the world for art dissemination, display, exchanges and cooperation.
The Power Station of Art is the first state-owned museum on the mainland dedicated to contemporary art. The 41,200 sq. m building includes more than 9,000 sq. m of exhibition space, according to a press release. It will host the 2012 Shanghai Biennale (2 October 2012-31 March 2013). After the biennial an Andy Warhol retrospective is planned.
Add: 200 Huayuangang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai Tel: +86 4009219021 Website: www.powerstationofart.org/en Admission: Free (Advance reservation online is required.) Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (Admission is not allowed after 16:00; closed on Monday) Getting there: Metro lines 4 and 8 at South Xizang Road Station