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The exhibition China Power Station Part I opens Sunday 8 October in Battersea Power Station.

For five weeks this autumn the Serpentine Gallery will take up residence in Battersea Power Station with a presentation of Chinese culture. This is the first chapter in an on-going series of exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art and architecture, presented by the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art and the Serpentine Gallery.

China Power Station: Part I is a unique opportunity to visit the iconic Battersea Power Station before it is redeveloped. It will also be the first chance to see the work of an extraordinary and vibrant new generation of Chinese artists and architects installed at the remarkable site.

The exhibition will be filled with sound and moving images, arguably the most prolific and strongest type of work being created in China today. There are three floors to visit and the art will engage with each of these distinct areas. The unmissable and outstanding view from the third floor will offer a rare perspective of London. Two celebrated Chinese architects will define the space, demonstrating the potential of the building.

This exhibition is part of Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art’s ongoing collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery . China Power Station: Part 1 is the first phase of this project. Part II will be developed for the Astrup Fearnley Museum in the autumn of 2007, and Part III will go to Beijing in 2008.

The exhibition is curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton-Jones. In collaboration with Serpentine Gallery

Kooperation: Serpentine Gallery, London; Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo
Kuratoren: Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julia Peyton-Jones

mit Cao Fei, Chen Quilin, Chu Yun, Duan Jianyu, Hu Xiangqian, Ji Weiyu, Kan Xuan, Liang Yue, Liu Chuang, Liu Ding, Liu Wei, Liu Weijian, Lu Chunsheng, Ou Ning, Pak Sheung Chuen, Qiu AnXiong, Song Tao, Sun Xun, Xu Zhen, Xue Tao, Yang Fudong, Zhang Ding, Zhou Tao, Zhou Zixi

Part I 08.10.06 - 05.11.06 Serpentine Gallery / Battersea Power Station, London
Part II Herbst 2007 Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo
Part III 2008 Peking