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Among the Crows
Solo Exhibition Milan, Italy
Date: 10.21, 2021 - 11.30, 2021

Artists: LIU Yi 刘毅

Milan, 6 October 2021. With AMONG THE CROWS, the first solo exhibition in Italy of the Chinese artist Liu Yi (1990, Ningbo - Zhejiang province - China), aA29 Project Room resumes its exhibition activity in the spaces of Piazza Caiazzo, in Milan.
The exhibition is realized in collaboration with ShanghART Gallery and presents 11 multimedia and immersive works that explore with different languages, from traditional Chinese ink drawing and painting to animation and live-action, up to the large-scale installations where different media are connected.
Influenced by the long tradition of interactions between cinema, animation and contemporary art typical of Chinese culture, Liu Yi's research starts from the first Chinese art films and get to the experimental animation, moving easily through different artistic disciplines.
Among her latest works, A Crow Has Been Calling for a Whole Day (2016) is a creative documentary made in the form of a travel journal, a reworking of the particularly touching experience the artist lived in India in November 2015. The installation consists of several stretched and painted curtains that divide the gallery space, and on which the artist projects a film that is a combination of both live-action and flowing hand-made animations in Chinese ink, a restitution somewhere between the reality and imagination, expressing the drama and deep human emotions that the artist perceived on the faces of Indian people.
The audience is invited to walk through the installation and observe the static paintings and moving images, being impressed and overwhelmed, as in a sudden passage into another space-time dimension.

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