The exhibition, presented on occasion of the 57th Venice Biennale as Collateral Event, is a reflection on destiny of contemporary art in China, starting from treasures of the Forbidden City.
Chinese places, often underestimated in spite of their wideness and heterogeneity, call into question the role of Chinese memory in contemporary art. The city of Beijing is the only one embodying the endeavor of communicating the complexity and richness of the country and, for this reason, is there that Memory and Contemporaneity project was born.
Forbidden City is one the greatest heritage of China’s history, acting as source of inspiration for modern Chinese people. The curators Gianfranco Maraniello, Davide Rampello, Wang Yamin and Sun Jianjun invited 18 artists, used to explore the values of China, to reflect about relationship between cult of memory and contemporary art throughout their works. Additionally, Italian designers have been called to think about the fruition of Chinese art worldwide. The exhibition is a summary of painting, sculptures, installations, films and devices creating a mapping of Beijing, focusing on how archetypical expressions influenced current art practices.
Promoted by The Palace Museum, Beijing, China
During the Art Biennale opening period, a free shuttle service connects North Arsenal with Giardino delle Vergini. Two public spaces accessible to everyone, without the need for an entry ticket.
Every day until 26th November 2017, excepted on Mondays, a water shuttle connects every 20 minutes between 11 am and 5.20 pm (except for 13:20 pm) both sides of the Arsenal, also connecting the Biennale with the Actv public transport line arriving and departing from the Bacini - Arsenale Nord stop and the lines departing and arriving at the Giardini stop.
North Arsenal Ticket Office: 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu 10:00 Am - 6:00 Pm;
Fri, Sat 10:00 Am - 8:00 Pm
Arsenale tese 98 e 99.