Thinking about summer trips i was considering China. Some of my friends have been there already, some others are leaving now. That is precisely why i went to the exhibition “China power station”, curated by Julia Peyton Jones, Gunnar B. Kvaran and Hans Ulrich Obrist. The exhibition concept comes from a partnership between the Serpentine Gallery and the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo.
I was expecting something like “Allooksame” the exhibition presented by Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in 2007, but i found quite different installations, films, sculptures, photographs, computer graphics and paintings tell stories about universal topics of power and politics, real and flowing identities, history, memory and nostalgia.
I also found out quite crazy chinoiserie that i was searching for taking from abstract notions like time, unpredictability, chance and illusion. The last video was just great: a group of men sitting on a tree in the night, making different animal noises, result: countryside in the city.
Selected by Ingrid Melano