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A vast space housing contemporary art and installation, the Power Station of Art is the renovated Nanshi Power Station built in 1897, symbolizing the city’s industrial might at the time.
Featuring a towering, 165-meter smokestack, it was used as the Urban Future Pavilion in the World Expo Shanghai 2010. It once burned highly polluting, high-sulphur coal and was decommissioned in 2007.
Today, there is a huge, lighted digital thermometer on the chimney.
The museum is China’s first government aided contemporary art museum.
Because of its vast interior, several big contemporary art exhibitions have been held there, such as the first Andy Warhol exhibition in China two years ago.
Opening hours: 10am-5pm, closed on Mondays