Opening: 3 July, 2015
Sculptural works have deliberately been chosen in this exhibition. Rather than ink or brushes, you will find plenty of works that highlight the new relationship between Chinese artists and the three-dimensionality of sculpture and its materials. Whether their origins are industrial, artisanal, mineral or natural, or whether they are recycled or synthetic, each material is put to use in order to test out alternative symbolic meanings or extract from it the germ of unexpected artistic proposals that can ‘change or transform the world’ – the concept expressed by the exhibition’s Chinese title, Hua Sheng.
The works of some twenty artists, from the pioneers of the late 70s and early 80s to the latest generations, will be presented both in the main hall and cold store of the former slaughterhouse and in the garden, to form a magnificent collection.