Power Station of Art 1/1 by Tripoto
Mayank Shrivastava
Address: Lane 20, Huayuangang Rd., Huangpu, Shanghai Metro Station: Line 4 & 8, South Xizang Road Timings: 9:00-17:00 (Monday closed) Admission: Free Aptly named, the Power Station of Art is a renovated power station stripped bare, except the 165 meter chimney, and transformed into a mecca of local and international art. Situated at the banks of the Huangpu river and right next to Lupu Bridge it offers surreal views of the city from the viewing decks on the 6th and 7th floor. The museum is the new home of the Shanghai Biennial and has hosted exhibits like Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal and a Surrealist exhibit from The Pompidou in Paris. It is already being likened to London's Tate and New York's MOMA. * This and The China Art Museum situated nearby make for a perfectly arty day spent in Shanghai. Finish the day by climbing the Lupu Bridge at dusk for amazingly lazy views of this inspiring metropolis.