October 25, 2010 - Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli - China Power Station
October 25, 2010

China Power Station

CHINA POWER STATION
Contemporary Chinese Art from the Astrup Fearnley Collection

7 November 2010 – 27 February 2011

Press preview: 6 November, 11am

Via Nizza, 230
10126 Turin, Italy

www.pinacoteca-agnelli.it

The Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli continues its exploration of the theme of collections, presenting CHINA POWER STATION Contemporary Chinese Art from the Astrup Fearnley Collection.

This exploration of the collecting phenomenon brings a new kind of patronage to Turin: after producing the exhibition China Power Station in its entirety, the Astrup Fearnley collection then decided to acquire it and make it part of its permanent collection, based in the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo, Norway.

CHINA POWER STATION, curated by Julia Peyton Jones, Gunnar B. Kvaran and Hans Ulrich Obrist, was an evolving project, which sprang out of a partnership between the Serpentine Gallery and the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo. The exhibition was staged in various venues: Part I in London in 2006 was the first stage of the project. Part II was developed for Oslo in 2007 and Part III was staged in Luxembourg in 2008. Now with a new layout and new works, the exhibition is being presented here in Turin.

The Turin show presents the creative explosion of contemporary Chinese art, with the works of avant-garde artists as Cai Guo-Qiang and Huang Yong Ping, together with the new post-Mao generation of artists born in the late 70s and early 80s, including among the others Cao Fei, Liu Wei, Yang Fudong, Sun Xun and Zhang Ding.

The layout of the exhibition conceived by Sforza/Heah.

Artists:Birdhead: Song Tao & Ji Weiyu, Cai Guo-Qiang, Cao Fei, Yang Fudong, Chen Qiulin, Chu Yun, Duan Jianyu, Huang Yong Ping,Hu Xiangqian, Kan Xuan, Liang Yue, Liu Chuang, Liu Wei, Liu Weijian, Lu Chunsheng, Pak Sheung Chuen, Qiu Anxiong, Song Tao,Sun Xun, Xu Zhen, Xue Tao, Zhang Ding, Zhou Tao, Zhou Zixi.

THE FUTURE OF CHINA 7 November 2010 12am- 6pm / free admittance
The Pinacoteca Agnelli is to host The Future of China, a marathon event: Hans Ulrich Obrist presents a non-stop live conversation to map the changes of China with Chinese philosophers, artists, architects and bloggers on the future of China. Media Partner Leap Magazine.

INFORMATION

Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli | Via Nizza 230, 10126 Torino, Italy | www.pinacoteca-agnelli.it
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Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art | Dronningensgate 4, Oslo, Norway | www.afmuseet.no
T +47 22936060 Fax: 22936065

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