Power Station of Art

Power Station of Art
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Established 2012[1]
Location Shanghai

The Power Station of Art is a contemporary art museum in Shanghai.[2][3] Housed in a former power station, it is China's first state run contemporary art museum.[4] Converting the building cost $64 million which was paid for by the Shanghai government.[5][1]

The museum is on the site of the Expo 2010 and on the left bank of the Huangpu River. It opened in 2012 with an exhibition of contemporary art from Centre Pompidou, Paris's best-known contemporary art museum, entitled Electric Fields, Surrealism and Beyond.[citation needed]

The director is Li Xu.[citation needed] The deputy director is Gong Yan, who was formerly the editor in chief of the Chinese-language magazine Art World.[5]

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References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b Qin, Amy (29 December 2014). "Contemporary Art Sizzles in Shanghai". New York Times. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  2. ^ Megan Willett (8 November 2012). "Shanghai Is Finally Becoming A Serious City For Art". Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Power Station of Art, The New Huangpu River Both Banks". Archived from the original on April 13, 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Power Station of Art - 200 Huayuangang Lu - Galleries". Time Out Shanghai. 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2017-01-07.
  5. ^ a b "Shanghai's Tricky Museum Transformation". ARTnews. Retrieved 2017-01-07.
  • NRC, Oscar Garschagen on Chinese museums and collectors. Page C4. 10 July 2014

Coordinates: 31°12′04″N121°29′52″E / 31.20111°N 121.49778°E / 31.20111; 121.49778

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