November 6 2010 until the end of February 2011.
It’s a project organized by The Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli together with the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton Jones.
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
CHINA POWER STATION, curated by Julia Peyton Jones, Gunnar B. Kvaran and Hans Ulrich
Obrist, is an evolutive project which springs from a partnership between the Serpentine Gallery and
the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo. The exhibition has been 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.
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 purchase it and make it part of its permanent collection, based in the Astrup Fearnley
Museum of Modern Art in Oslo, Norway.
The Turin show presents the creative explosion of contemporary Chinese art, with the works of
avant-garde artists including Ai Weiwei and Huang Yong Ping, together with the new post-Mao
generation of artists born in the late 70s and early 80s, including Cao Fei, Liu Wei, Yang Fudong,
Sun Xun and Zhang Ding.
Videos, major installations, painting and sculpture reveal the vibrant Chinese art scene, showing
some of the most innovative responses emerging from the country, which is fertile ground for
Confirming this interest in Chinese culture, on 7 November 2010 the Pinacoteca Agnelli is to host
The Future of China, a marathon event with the critic Hans Ulrich Obrist which presents a
dialogue with Chinese philosophers, artists and architects on the future of the world’s second
largest economic power.