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Exhibition ‘Gazing of Tranquility: Italian Contemporary Figurative Art Sculpture’
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Exhibition ‘Gazing of Tranquility: Italian Contemporary Figurative Art Sculpture’

Categories: Culture and creativity -Visual Arts
An exhibition on contemporary Italian sculpture with a specific focus on South Tyrolean art.
Zhejiang Art Museum / Photographer / Liu Weijie, Liu Kun
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The Italian Cultural Institute of Shanghai and the Zhejiang Art Museum present the exhibition ‘Gazing of Tranquility: Italian Contemporary Figurative Art Sculpture’, open to the public from 7 January to 20 February 2022.

The exhibition features sculptures by Bruno Walpoth, Walter Moroder, Massimiliano Pelletti, Aron Demetz, Hermann Josef Runggaldier, Peter Demetz, Willy Verginer and Gehard Demetz, major expressions of Italian contemporary art. These works are linked to Val Gardena, the South Tyrolean cradle of Ladin culture, and their common denominator is wood, a material used to give substance to archetypal human representations, signs of a perpetually violated sacredness of nature.

The exhibition was also conceived in the name of the ancient bond between Italy and China, a connection rich in exchanges of ideas, knowledge and material goods, which dates back to the third century BC, when the Silk Road began to connect West and East.

In 2022, the friendship between the two countries is being celebrated with the rich programme of events of the Year of Culture and Tourism, which is designed to commemorate the first fifty years of diplomatic relations (1970-2020).

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Gazing of Tranquility. Italian Contemporary Figurative Art Sculpture

Exhibition on Italian Contemporary Sculpture in Shanghai

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