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Power Station of Art
  • Photos by BRANDON MCGHEE
    • ADDRESS:
      200 Huayuangang Lu,
      near Miaojiang Lu
      花园港路200号, 近苗江路
    • PHONE:
      3127 8535
    • AREA:
      Old Town (Yu Garden)
    • METRO:
      15 mins walk from Xizang Rd (S)
    • HOURS:
      Tue-Sun, 9am-5pm
      Closed on Mon
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    • Editor's Description
      Opened in 2012, this massive contemporary art museum is housed in a stunning renovated power station, overlooking the Huangpu River. It's the new home of the Shanghai Biennial and hosts top-notch touring exhibitions from international institutions. It's free to get in, but check ahead during busy holiday times when you may have to reserve a free ticket in advance. More on that here
    • Yona Friedman: Mobile Architecture

      PSA hosts a retrospective of models and sketches by legendary architect, Yona Friedman, best known for his theory of 'mobile architecture'. The 1950s concept challenged conventional thought by stating that architects must learn from...
      NOT TAGGED | Power Station of Art | daily until Aug 16 2015 |
    • New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio

      This looks good: Power Station of Art is hosting a traveling exhibition all about British contemporary architect extraordinaire, Thomas Heatherwick. The shows examines the studio's process of critical thinking and questioning behind its...
      NOT TAGGED | Power Station of Art | from Jul 9 |
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      Renzo Piano: Piece by Piece

      A large-scale retrospective of Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, Renzo Piano. The Italian is a huge deal - think London's Shard tower, and in the US, The New York Times Building. The exhibition at PSA promises to explore the...
      NOT TAGGED | Power Station of Art | daily until Jun 28 2015 |
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      Michael Chow: Voice for my Father

      Born in Shanghai in 1939, Michael Chow is the son of Zhou Xinfang, celebrated Beijing opera master and founder of the Qi School of performance. Organized to coincide with 120th anniversary of his father's birth, Chow's solo explores the...
      Arts | Power Station of Art | daily until Jun 28 2015 |
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      Art From The Heart

      Art From The Heart is a group exhibition showcasing contemporary art and design from the Czech Republic. Featured artists include Josef Bolf, Pavel Brázda, Tomáš Císařovský, Věra Nováková, Daniel Pitín and Jan Švankmajer.
      Arts | Power Station of Art | daily until Jun 25 2015 |
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      Social Factory: 10th Shanghai Biennale

      Now in its 10th edition, Shanghai Biennale returns this winter for a five-month tenure at Power Station of Art. This one's headed up by young Berlin-based curator, Anselm Franke and takes the theme of 'Social Factory': what characterizes...
      NOT TAGGED | Power Station of Art | daily until Mar 31 2015 |
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      JUE | Music + Art: Film Day: New Wave & Chinese Rock

      Part of the wider JUE Fest happenings, Film Day takes over Power Station of Art Museum to examine New Wave influences in music, and the emergence of New Wave in China and internationally through screenings and discussions. To that end,...
      NOT TAGGED | Power Station of Art | on Sat Mar 14 2015 |
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      Noisy Days

      German curator Nicholas Bussmann hosts two days of genre-bending sound art / "noise as nois" at the Power Station of Art's third-floor theater space, bringing together a powerful lineup of Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish artists loosely...
      NOT TAGGED | Power Station of Art | daily until Mar 1 2015 |
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      JUE Film Day

      The Power Station of Art, the Chinese Popular Music Study Group, and the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art have organized a film day screening three films on the topics of the emergence of Chinese rock music, globalization, and new...
      NOT TAGGED | Power Station of Art | on Sun Nov 30 2014 |
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      Cai-Guo Qiang: The Ninth Wave

      One of China's best-known contemporary artists Cai-Guo Qiang is the subject of this not-to-be-missed solo show at Shanghai Power Station of Art. The Ninth Wave focuses on current global environmental and ecological crises through...
      NOT TAGGED | Power Station of Art | daily until Oct 26 2014 |
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      Cartier: Time Art

      Fresh from its stint in Singapore, Cartier's traveling exhibition Time Art lands at Shanghai's Power Station of Art in July. On display will be over 180 timepieces charting the luxe brand's long history in watchmaking. The earliest on...
      NOT TAGGED | Power Station of Art | daily until Oct 12 2014 |
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      15 Years Chinese Contemporary Art Award

      Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA) celebrates its 15th birthday up on the fifth floor of the Power Station of Art this summer. For its anniversary retrospective, the award is focusing on two central themes: Time and Figures. On...
      NOT TAGGED | Power Station of Art | daily until Jul 20 2014 |
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      The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture

      Organized by Power Station of Art and Pro Helvetica Shanghai, Swiss Made is a month-long program of events, workshops and exhibitions showcasing design from Switzerland, ranging from fonts to fashion. There's a full schedule of events...
      NOT TAGGED | Power Station of Art | daily until Apr 20 2014 |
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      Aesthetics City

      Billed as Shanghai's biggest ever design exhibition, Aesthetic City will feature some 537 pieces by designers spanning 15 countries and regions around the world. Focusing on how design impacts urban development, daily life, consumption...
      NOT TAGGED | Power Station of Art | daily until Mar 30 2014 |
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      JUE | Music Presents: Lee Ranaldo x Leah Singer Sight/Unseen

      One of the founding members of Sonic Youth, Lee Ranaldo, and his wife in town for this special multimedia performance down at The Power Station Of Art. They've been working together with film and art since 1991, taking their show to...
      NOT TAGGED | Power Station of Art | on Fri Mar 14 2014 |

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