It is the most comprehensive retrospective ever presented in Italy on the Chinese video art. It is called Moving Image in China: 1988-2011 and will be at the Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci, Prato, from April 22nd to July 29th 2012.
A selection of forty works will tell the birth and development of Chinese video art, from the first video produced by Zhang Peili the late eighties up to the last great productions of the international star Yang Fudong.
It is nearly fifty years since the first trials in the West appeared around the video and now is one of the many mediums used by artists. A very different situation in China, where the possibility of using video technology is a relatively recent phenomenon with no more than twenty-five year history. Even today the debate on the concept of video art is for Chinese artists and a key issue, as the title of the exhibition, expands to the moving image because, now, the search was confronted with more and more mature languages put available from new technologies (animation, digital art, etc.).
Moving Image in China 1988 -2011 offers to the public a unique trip through the works of major artists including videos besides the already mentioned and Yang Zhang Peili Fudong, Cao Fei, Qiu Zhijie, Wang Jianwei. More generally, presents the statement of new media with strong inclination towards poetry, typical of this culture, and suggests possible future directions in the presence of the youngest representatives such as Lu Yang, Chen Zhou, Wang Sishun.
The exhibition, curated by Juxing He, Guo Xiaoyan, Zhou Tiehai and Marco Bazzini, is structured in four sections.
Every day, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
( Fonte: CentroPecci)