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Power Station of Art

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South Bund
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Address: No.200 Huayuan'gang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
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Weird and Kinda Wonderful

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... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Tamara S
Herndon, Virginia
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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 Again?'. The metro is a short walk away.

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 not, but on the day we visited this place was crowded with a line to... More 

Thank Tamara S
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 for residential apartments. It's great to see Shanghai is encouraging the arts in this way.... More 

Thank Justin K
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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
United States
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110 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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 NECESSARILY THE SAME EXHIBITS AS ON ITS WEBSITE. Some of the "current" exhibits on its... More 

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New York, USA
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 connected, to a multi-floor installation that suggests a world post human-driven apocalypse. The cafe on... More 

Thank SixContinentChick
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 5th floor and the view is fantastic. We had a coffee which of course is... More 

Thank Lorraine O
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 ruined by construction near by. The neighboring area has a lot to see though as... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great location to spend an afternoon with. Fast wifi for livestream and most of all, great spaces with impressive art works. Be sure to the check the exhibition calender first and do not forget to enjoy the view on the roof terrace. The bar upstairs is not so special unfortunately, and please take a taxi to arrive or get lost... More 

Thank Simon d
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful space but with very little to do or see, generally a disappointing experience. Signage was generally poor and confusing. Only one free exhibition of Omega watches on the bottom floor which (I assume) was sponsored by Omega. The paid exhibition (60 yuan) was not particularly interesting to us or good value for money in our opinion. The pieces were... More 

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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 excellent quality that serve as anchors, and multiple annual events such as beer festivals, art and fashion fairs and music shows take advantage of the wide spaces, waterfront location and the tiny man-made beach to host huge crowds of people. Wandering about the newness, one can stumble upon authentic Chinese life in the stone gates of people’s residences or the street markets.
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