Lu Chunsheng, a retrospective, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist
6th Feb 2008 - 20th April 2008
The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
Open Monday to Friday by appointment only

In February 2008 Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery curated a solo exhibition of Lu Chunsheng. Lu Chunsheng studied at China National Academy of Fine Art, and currently lives and works in Shanghai. Lu Chunsheng's brooding films and photographs up to 2003 appear preoccupied with industrial-era and communist history. However, the stories told via his films are more mystic than nostalgic, and deal more in the narrative imagination than anything that could be verified. The young men who act out the scenarios employ only basic costume and no dialogue; the sets are more chosen for their symbolic or evocative importance than their actual historical relevance.


An Exhibition Curated by Yan Pei-Ming
25 September - 23 November 2007
The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK.
Open Monday to Friday by appointment only

The exhibition will consist of large format self-portraits by Yan Pei-Ming, animation works exploring power and eroticism created by self-taught Gu Dexin and artworks by Yang Jiechang ranging from video to porcelain and ink on silk.

Yan Pei-Ming was born in 1960 in Shanghai, and now works and lives in Dijon, France. His work is very often of large format and mainly bi-chromatic. It deals with the fundamental questions of painting such as portraiture. The pieces presented in this show belong to a specific series of self portraits that he started in early 2006, where he depicts himself in different physical stages. For the Venice Biennale in 2003, he produced a specific series of work where he is at the same time an anti-riot policeman and a hooligan. The self-portrait thus appears as a fantastic representation, showing the artist in invented roles or not yet occurred situations. Yan is participating in the current Istanbul Biennale.

Gu Dexin is one of China's leading contemporary artists. He first gained attention in the early 1980s in Beijing for his paintings and is now perhaps best known for his installation works created from a variety of mixed and often perishable media such as fruit and meat. In the eight animations presented in this exhibition Gu Dexin shows us a very different style of presentation, distinctly ironic, depicting how humans are controlled and abused by power and eroticism.

Yang Jiechang was born in 1956 in Guangdong Province and now works and lives in Paris. He is an exceptionally versatile artist: his works range from painting, collage, and sculpture to multimedia installation, site-specific works, and performance. Believing that he himself is from a marginal culture in China, Yang Jiechang has been fascinated by movement along with the communication and interactivity which can explore the unseen elements in the world and thus bringing the marginal to the centre. Yang is participating in this year's Biennale in Istanbul, curated by Hou Hanru.


Featuring Artists: Hu Liu, Wang Luyan, Wang Wei, Wu Xiaojun
An Exhibition curated by Carol Lu & Liu Ding
3rd Dec 2007 - 31st Jan 2008 (except 22nd Dec - 2nd Jan)
The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
Open Monday to Friday by appointment only

The Red Mansion Foundation is pleased to present our second and current exhibition at 46 Portland Place which is curated by Carole Lu and Liu Ding and includes works by Hu Liu, Wang
Luyan, Wang Wei and Wu Xiajoun. The Foundation has invited Carol Lu and Liu Ding to give the British audience an opportunity to see a very different perspective of contemporary Chinese art via this group show that will feature the work of four artists. All the artists and their works indicate a new direction of development in the practice of contemporary art in China, which is that their artistic concepts and practice depart from and evolve around some of the most fundamental aspects of art-making.

The artists that will be participating in the show are Hu Liu, Wang Luyan, Wang Wei, and Wu Xiaojun. Hu Liu works through a painstakingly slow and meticulous process of drawing in charcoal to form works with a powerful visual impact. In Wang Luyan's work his attention to mechanical detail and the manipulation and alteration of mechanical detail changes the nature of an object radically. Having examined the exhibition space Wang Wei will create a site specific scaffolding structure which will intervene and interacts with the space. Wu Xiaojun’s work starts with a social and moral concept of conscience, which is then translated into a visual spectacle. These works are markedly distinguished from the usual genre of contemporary Chinese art, which either thrives on a certain ideological purpose or is set out to overthrow or reverse any existing art system mechanism.


8 October – 5 November 2006
Serpentine Gallery presents China Power Station: Part 1 at Battersea Power Station
Co-produced by The Red Mansion Foundation
Thursday – Sunday, 12 – 7pm. Admission £5

A major exhibition of Chinese contemporary art, architecture and sound.
Site and exhibition tours, tea room, shopping, events.

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, organised by the Serpentine Gallery in collaboration with the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Mordern Art, Oslo.

China Power Station: Part 1 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 this remarkable site.


Photographs from the series Staring at the Sea and site specific installation by Weng Peijun a.k.a. Weng Fen

A World within a World is Chinese photographer Weng PeiJun's first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom. This exhibition features works from his outstanding 'Staring at the Sea' series and includes a site specific installation 'The Viewing Stand'. Held at The Red Mansion Foundation from 29th June - 28th July, this is a unique opportunity to see Weng's exciting installation work alongside several pieces of his renowned photography.

28 June - 29 July 2006
The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK.


Some days was Chinese photographer Wang Ningde's first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom. This exhibition at The Red Mansion Foundation will showcase more than 30 black and white photographic works from two of Wang Ningde's outstanding photo series Some Days (1999­Ongoing) and Dancing in the Outskirts of Town (1997­2000).

25 May - 25 June 2006
The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK.


15 - 25 May 2006
Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Millbank, London SW1P 4RJ

The Red Mansion Art Prize was established to promote artistic exchange between China and the UK.

The winners travel to China during the summer where they are given studio space and live and work alongside local artists. Flights, accommodation and pocket money are provided.

The panel of judges, Susan May (Head of Art Council Collection), John Wilson (BBC Journalist), Richard Wentworth (Artists), Edward Lucie-Smith (Writer and Critic) and Nicolette Kwok (Director of The Red Mansion Foundation) made a diverse and exciting selection. The show offers a preview of the next generation of up-and-coming artists.


Teaming up with Selfridges, The Foundation is bringing Song Dong to London to create a city sculpture made entirely of sweets and biscuits which, upon completion, the artist will invite the viewers to taste his installation.

15 - 22 February 2006 - Installation on view
22 February 2006 - Eating of the installation
Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB

In addition we would like to invite you to a talk hosted by Asia House. Song Dong in conversation with Alessio Antoniolli.
Monday 20 Febuary 2006
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G



The exhibition will feature the works by Liu Jianhua, Feng Zhengjie, Li Ji,
Yang Qian, Wang Qingsong and Cang Xin.

7 December 2005 - 24 March 2006
The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK.


The exhibition will feature the works by Chen Shaoxiong, Fang Lijun, Liu Wei, Shi Jing, Shi Xinning, Xu Zhongmin, Zhou Xiaohu

31 January - 24 March 2006
The Hospital, 24 Endell Street, London, UK.