Milan, an exhibition dedicated to contemporary Chinese art at the Fabbrica del Vapore

The Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan is dedicating an exhibition to contemporary Chinese art until October 8. Six sections trace the developments in CIna art from the 1980s to the present.

Until recently China seemed a remote, distant, mysterious place. Revealing itself it has suddenly upset all the hitherto established hierarchies, both historically, socially and economically and, of course, also artistically and culturally. Suddenly everything that happens in China affects us too, directly or indirectly. And China’s spasmodic and sudden development cannot but affect the art world as well. The exhibition China - The New Frontier of Art, at the Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan, on view until Oct. 8, chronicles preciselyChinese contemporary art.

The exhibition is divided into six sections in order to retrace the evolutionary path of Chinese art in recent times. After the 1980s, characterized by a form of Pop Art defined as pop-Chinese, artists are emerging who are discovering new forms of expression, more aware but no less eclectic. The use of tradition is combined with the most contemporary techniques with spectacularization of the works on display, here is the new strand defined as “playful pop.”

The exhibition, designed for the city of Milan, testifies to this new path, involving already established and sought-after masters such as Yin Kun or Xing Jun Qin, Ma Han, Xin Haizhou or the great Xu De Qi, who will present unpublished works designed especially for this occasion.

Among the surprises of the exhibition will be a large female presence. In the 1980s Xiao Lu is among the protagonists of change. To date there are disruptive personalities, such as that of Zhang Hongmei, affectionately referred to as China’s Sonia Delaunay, one of the most interesting personalities internationally and among the protagonists of this new course in Chinese art. Already presented at the Centre Pompidou, the Barbican in London and in international museums and art circuits, she represents an example of what female art is capable of achieving.

The exhibition is curated by Vincenzo Sanfo, already involved in major exhibitions on Chinese art both in China and the rest of the world and one of the founders of the Beijing Biennale, of which he was, until 2022, one of the curators.

For all information, you can visit the official website of the Fabbrica del Vapore.

Milan, an exhibition dedicated to contemporary Chinese art at the Fabbrica del Vapore
Milan, an exhibition dedicated to contemporary Chinese art at the Fabbrica del Vapore

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