Power Station of Art

Next to the Huangpu River, Shanghai’s first contemporary state-run institution is architecturally reminiscent of the Tate Modern in London. The striking building is impossible to miss thanks to the vast neon temperature gauge glowing on the roof. Filled with China’s politically acceptable contemporary artworks, it also plays host to the prestigious Shanghai Biennale – and its rooftop is a selfie spot of note.

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  • 200 Huayuangang Road
    Huangpu District
    Shanghai

Long Museum West Bund

The Long Museum in Shanghai was founded in 2012 by Wang Wei and her billionaire investor husband Liu Yiqian, and two years later was followed by the even bigger Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai’s Puxi district. Its futuristic exterior and fascinating mix of classical antiquities and modern Chinese art make it an essential West Bund stop-off.

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  • No.210
    Lane 2255
    Luoshan Road
    Pudong District
    Shanghai

Sifang Art Museum

Designed by US architect Steven Holl and an hour’s car journey from Shanghai, this gallery’s lower level has a plant-covered roof and black concrete walls and is filled with traditional white-walled galleries. Some 20 metres above – reached by a lift or dramatic outdoor staircase – is a more cutting-edge space filled with light and video installations.

Yuz Museum

Launched in 2014 by the Indonesian billionaire Budi Tek, the museum has benefitted from his prestigious art-world connections and ability to deliver varied, quality exhibitions that have kept it in the spotlight. Its striking, glass-covered atrium is particularly impressive, and has contained everything from a live olive tree planted in a giant block of dried earth to Xu Bing’s “Tobacco Project,” an assemblage of more than 600,000 cigarettes resembling a tiger-skin rug.

Power Station of Art

Long Museum West Bund

Sifang Art Museum

Yuz Museum

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