May 19, 2008 - Mudam Luxembourg - China Power Station: Part III
May 19, 2008

China Power Station: Part III

Cao Fei
I. Mirror: A Second Life City, 2007
Video installation
Astrup Fearnley Collection

China Power Station: Part III
26 April 2008 to 15 September 2008

3 Park Dräi Eechelen, L-1499 Luxembourg
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Cao Fei, Chen Qiulin, Chen Shaoxiong, Chu Yun, Huang Yong Ping, Hu Xiangqian, Institute of Sound (curated by Ou Ning), Jia Zhang-Ke, Kan Xuan, Lee Mingwei, Liang Wei, Liu Wei, Lu Chunsheng, Qiu Anxiong, Wang Jian Wei, Xu Zhen, Xue Tao, Yang Fudong, Zhang Ding, Zhang Peili, Zhou TaoM

Curators: Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar B. Kvaran

Mudam Luxembourg presents China Power Station: Part III, the third step of an exhibition project created in collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery in London and the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo.

China Power Station: Part III is the result of long research work that curators Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar B. Kvaran carried out in various Chinese metropolises. The project was created as an evolving, dynamic exhibition, reflecting the surprising developments that the Chinese cultural scene has experienced over the last few decades. A first exhibition was held by the Serpentine Gallery at the acclaimed Battersea Power Station in London, and a second in Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo. After its presentation in Mudam, the exhibition will mark its final step in Beijing in autumn 2008. Each stage is structured around a different selection of artists and works of art, devised according to the context in which they are presented.

The exhibition at Mudam aims to link the generation of artists who emerged in China in the 1980s, a time when China underwent a surprising artistic explosion, with a younger generation of artists who appeared on the international artistic scene from 2000. Unlike their elders, who mostly began their careers in the West, these artists have decided to stay in China in order to witness the profound social, political and economic changes the country is going through and be actively involved in them.

China Power Station: Part III explores the themes linked to urban space, the historic and contemporary situation in China, and to everyday spaces. It marks, through the example of a country which is currently undergoing accelerated economic change, together with the danger of unrestrained urbanisation and uniformity connected to globalisation, the ways in which current artistic practices respond to the challenges which stimulate the contemporary world. It shows a particular interest in the quest for modernity and a return to tradition while revealing a real sensitivity towards urban and environmental transformations.

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China Power Station: Part III is initiated by Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art and Serpentine Gallery in collaboration with Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Mudam Luxembourg and coproduced by The Red Mansion Foundation.

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