“Contemporary Visions. Italian artists in China” is organized by Shanghai International Culture Association (SICA), IGAV – the Garuzzo Institute for the Visual Arts, SPSI Art Museum, co-organized by Art in the City and is curated by Alessandro Demma. It is a group show that casts the spotlight on some of the most significant experiences of the current crop of Italian artists. The exhibition encompasses a selection of works by a total of 29 artists representing different generations, ranging in age from 25 to 50.
Conceived as a parallel event to Contemporary Visions, Mi Casa Es Tu Casa, My House is Your House, Artists of Shanghai comment on their city, aims to create and reflect upon the possible links to be found in the works of the Italian and the Chinese participating artists. It is organized by Shanghai International Culture Association (SICA), SPSI Art Museum, co-organized by Art in the City, and curated by Davide Quadrio. This exhibition sparks from IGAV's proposal of exploring the public space through the practice of artists living in Shanghai, belonging to different generations and employing a wide spectrum of media. Mi Casa Es Tu Casa features a series of works that the artists have been producing throughout the years as a response to environment and nature – or the lack of it – in Shanghai.