That tastes can follow numerous and stratified pathways even within the same collection is beyond dispute. However, there are few private collections that can boast of hosting works that retrace the most important phases of global art history, covering a period of time spanning roughly a century. Such is the case with the Collection of the Powerlong Museum - vast, transversal, capable of reaching from the second half of the XIX Century to today, capable of flanking, for example, the great Chinese artist Qi Baishi, present with a work from 1931, with the Pop irony of Kaws. Entitled The Pulse of Modernity, the exhibition follows the modernisation of art in China through a collection which, in reconstructing its own genealogy and evolution, also synthesises the major cultural and social tendencies occurring over time on a large scale. The works of Ding Yi, Cai Guoqiang and Xue Song are joined by those of Anselm Kiefer, Yayoi Kusama, Alex Katz, George Condo, Takashi Murakami and Anthony Gormley, among others - they follow a path between introspection and an opening towards a globalised world of which the Chinese reality is an integral part. For this journey, a special focus is placed on the masters of Chinese modernity from Qi Baishi to Huang Binhong, Zhang Daqian, Wu Hufan and Li Keran.