Power Station of Art
It is the first state-run museum of contemporary art in mainland China and it is also the main site for the Shanghai Biennale.
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Shanghai Power Station of Art was established on October 1st, 2012. It is the first state-run museum of contemporary art in mainland China and it is also the main site for the Shanghai Biennale.
It is located on the bank of the Huangpu River, Shanghai’s mother river. Its total covered area is 42-thousand square meters: the area reserved to exhibition is 15 thousand square meters, with an internal height of 27 meters and a 165-meter chimney which is considered not only a landmark of Shanghai, but also an independent exhibition site.
PSA is rebuilt from its original site, Power Station of South City. In 2010, during Shanghai EXPO, it was considered as the ‘City’s future venue’. It witnessed Shanghai’s shift from the Industrial Age to the IT era. Its rough and wild architectural style kindles massive imagination and possibilities of creation for the art workers.
As it is considered the ‘Production Workshop’ of the new urban culture, PSA is keeping self-refreshing and ongoing the life source of the museum. Shanghai Power Station of Art is endeavoring to provide the community with an open showground for modern culture, hence removing the gap between art and life, boosting the collaboration and knowledge production between different culture and art categories.