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The Power Station of Art: Shanghai

The Power Station of Art is an eclectic institution and housed in a former power station. It was featured prominently in the 2010 Shanghai World Expo as the Pavilion of the Future. Situated on the banks of the Huangpu River, this museum holds the title of China’s first state-run contemporary art museum and contains 15,000 square meters of floor space, partitioned into 12 exhibitions halls spread across seven different floors. The museum’s trademark feature is its 165-meter tall chimney, which forms an integral part of Shanghai’s diverse skyline, and unlike the China Art Palace, this museum is defines by its constantly changing selection of themed exhibits. The museum’s structure itself is an expression of the institution’s purpose and intent, and the Power Station of Art is constantly electrifying visitors with new art forms, generating buzz as it provides an open platform for the public to familiarize with and appreciate contemporary art. The museum incessantly revitalizes its content through avant garde forms of expression which break down the barrier between art and life, and is often used as a medium for promoting cross-pollination between different schools of art, philosophy and culture.

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