Its tall chimney of 165 metres beckons from afar. Like the Tate Modern in London, the Power Station of Art next to the Huangpu River is a former power station. Before becoming the largest contemporary art centre in Shanghai, it was transformed into the Pavilion of the Future of the World for Expo 2010. Since then, it hosts the city's contemporary art biennial.
The Power Station of Art does not have a permanent collection. Instead, it curates top flight temporary exhibitions or displays touring exhibitions from major museums around the world. A gigantic surprise awaits you : 31,000 square metres spread over seven floors. Be sure you go to the top for a view of the former World Expo site.
Power Station of Art
678 Miaojiang Road
+86 (0)21 3110 8550