This catalogue accompanies the exhibition held at Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Torino, Italy, November 2010–February 2011. 'China Power Station' is an evolving series of exhibitions first organised by the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, a private museum in Oslo, together with Serpentine Gallery, London. After its debut in 2006 at London's Battersea Station, the owners of the museum acquired the entire show — some of the works are featured in the present exhibition at Pinacoteca Agnelli. Ginevra Elkann explains in the foreword, 'The show China Power Station adds another element to the exploration of collecting that the Pinacoteca is conducting, and examines both the personal tastes of the patrons Astrup Fearnley and the curatorial strategies of Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julia Peyton-Jones and Gunnar B. Kvaran. At the same time it offers a topical, in-depth and detailed version of the constantly evolving contemporary Chinese art scene...The Chinese art presented in this exhibition offers an insight into the generation of artists born between 1970 and 1980, artists who have travelled between East and West and whose works explore issues connected to the meeting of cultures and globalisation. Some of the works are by artists who are slightly older than this group, and very well known, like Cai Guo Qiang and Huang Yong Ping.'
Includes artist biographies.
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Preface - Gunnar B. KVARAN
An Overload History: Twenty-Five Years of Chinese Contemporary Art - Carol Yinghua LU, 盧迎華
Redefining the Future - GU Zhenqing, 顧振清
Never Go Out Without My DV Cam: Video Art from China - HOU Hanru, 侯瀚如
The Price of Fame - Karen SMITH
Zhongguo Fadian Chang: Or Virtual Engineering - Scott LASH, SUN Xiaoxiao
Survival Club - HU Fang, 胡昉
Superficial Club - Mian Mian
China Power Station: Chinese Contemporary Art from the Astrup Fearnley Collection
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