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Power Station of Art (上海当代艺术博物馆)
2012.10.02 Tue - 2013.03.31 Sun
Opening Exhibition
10/01/2012 18:00
200 Huayuan Gang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Opening Hours
Tuesday to Sunday 9am - 5pm (last admission: 4pm)

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Shanghai Biennale 2012: Reactivation
[Press Release]

Chief Curator: Qiu Zhijie

Co-Curator: Chang Johnson, Boris Groys, Jens Hoffmann

Artist: Bani Abidi, Mik Aernout, Joseph Beuys, BirdHead , Bruyère Jean Michel, Sophie Calle, Loris Cecchini, Chen Wei, Olga Chernysheva, Fontaine Claire, Phil Collins, Com&Com, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Fang Shaohua, Fiškin Vadim, Harrell Fletcher, Ryan Gander, Goo Sinan, Grass Stage , Han Zijian, Nikolaus Hirsch, Thomas Hirschhorn, Huang Yongping, Irrelevant Commission , Maryam Jafri, Jiao Jiaen, Rashid Johnson, Petra Johnson, Eungie Joo, Ju Yan, Joseph Kosuth, Nishino Kozo, Luisa Lambri, Tim Lee, Li Qing, Liang Shuo, Lin Qiwei, Lu Yang, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Chico MacMurtrie, Yasumoto Masako, Anthony McCall, Boris Mikhailov, H,Khan Naiza, Ouyang Chun, Nira Pereg, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Martha Rosler, Ben Schumacher, Leang Seckon, Tino Sehgal, Petroc Dragon Sesti, Jeffrey Shaw, Wael Shawky, Shen Yuan, Shi Zhiying, Roman Signer, Société Réaliste, Song Zhen, Monika Sosnowska, Rudolf Steiner, Sui Jianguo, Rahic Talif, Tang Mingxiu, Pascale Marthine Tayou, The Liter of Light Pavlion, The User , Jalal Toufic, Brad Troemel, Anton Vidokle, Danh Vo, Tris Vonna-Michell, Wang Taocheng, Gillian Wearing, Wei Yi, Wu Junyong, Yang Jiecang, Yang Xinguang, Ye Nan, Yi Lian, Young – Hae Chang Heavy Industries , Zhang Peili, Zhuang Hui + Dan Er


[Press Release]

The themed exhibition will be composed of four parts, namely “Resources”, “Revisit”, “Reform” and “Republic”, which would focus on artists that can motivate the public, revisit or rewrite history, convert and transform energy and organize dialogues and communications respectively.

1. Resources

“Resources” will look at art education, open colleges and art academies in various cities as well as the individual work of artists as educators and motivators. Their art activities serve as power generators, providing a motive force for social transformation.

2. Revisit

“Revisit” will look at the rebirth of abandoned places, such as the restoration of old industrial cities and communities, the revival of traditional craftsmanship and building of new villages. It will show efforts around the world to revisit and rebuild history.

3. Reform

“Reform” will look at artists whose works can detect, transform and convert energy. They are constantly shifting between a vision for problem-free future and fear for an approaching doomsday and can never stop. Their works constitute a process parallel with “Reform”.

4. Republic

“Republic” means the networking and resonating of energy. It will look at how artists and the public jointly build a dynamic community and support each other in communal work and artistic creation. Thanks to such a lively self-organization, the foundation of our society is reconstructed.