As part of the 17th edition of the ‘Giornata del Contemporaneo’ (Contemporary Art Day) promoted by AMACI (Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums) with the support of the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Italian Cultural Institute of Beijing presents a full program of cultural initiatives.
The exhibition ‘Maurizio Cattelan: The Last Judgment’, open until February 2022 at the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, is the first solo show in China of Maurizio Cattelan, one of the most influential artists at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries. Curated by Francesco Bonami, the exhibition is a journey into the mind and vision of perhaps the best-known Italian artist of the modern era. The nearly thirty works on display will reveal for the first time to the UCCA audience the work of a master of contemporary art: an artist who constantly blends inspiration and communication, blurring the boundaries between art and the world of advertising and media. The offer is enriched by the projection of two films by Yuri Ancarani, artist and videomaker, collaborator of Cattelan himself: ‘Da Vinci’ and ‘Piattaforma Luna’.
On the occasion of the exhibition, on December 10th the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art will screen ‘Italia Contemporanea’, the series of four appointments to discover the places of contemporary art in Italy: a journey in which the viewer will discover artists, works and places among the most representative of the contemporary Italian scenario.
Finally, on December 9th the inauguration of the contemporary art exhibition ‘We Love Art. Vision and Creativity Made in Italy‘, organized by the Consulate General of Italy in Chongqing and the Italian Cultural Institute in Beijing. The encounter between eight emerging artists under 35 and eight companies participated by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti is sealed by the creation of eight new works visible to the public in December and January at the Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art in Chongqing, the largest museum of contemporary art in the southwestern region of China. The works are inspired in form, material and content by themes related to the relationship between art and industry: together they constitute an overview of contemporary ‘Made in Italy’ expressed by young emerging artists. With the inauguration of ‘We Love Art. Vision and Creativity Made in Italy’, the initiative of the Day of Contemporary Art is realized for the first time also in Chongqing, in the south-west of China.
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