4TH CHINA-ITALIA BIENNALE 2016
VIP预览和招待酒会｜VIP Preview and Reception
19:00-21:00 August 26,2016
北京马奈草地美术馆 Manet Art Museum
18:00-21:00 August 27,2016
北京塑料三厂文化创意园 南皋路129号 The No.3 Plastic Cultural Park
2016年 8月27日 16:00-17:00
16:00-17:00 August 27,2016
798艺术区太和艺术空间 TaiHe Art Gallery
August27,2016——October 15, 2016
北京塑料三厂内 南皋路129号 The No.3Plastic Cultural Park, Beijing
北京798 太和艺术空间 TaiHe Art Gallery
北京马奈草地美术馆 Manet Art Museum
Metamorphosis - 2016 Fourth Biennale China-Italia of Contemporary Art to be hold in Beijing
Compared with others, artists are always looking for something unusual and unique, whose power can help people better understand some or all things. Therefore, metamorphosis could be seen as a transformative change from the inside to the outside, and it can also open a door to enhanced humanity, thoughts, fantasies and richness of realities. We believe that art is the creator of change, and a way to prove that humans know how to advance the past.
- Sandro Orlandi (Italy), Chief curator of the fourth Biennale China-Italia of Contemporary Art
The fourth Biennale China-Italia of Contemporary Art is scheduled to open on August 27, 2016 in Beijing and the Biennale would be held in three venues, the 798 Art Zone, No. 3 Plastic Cultural Park, and Manet Art Museum. With the first Biennale held in 2012, the Biennale has been held in Italy and China in turn since then. As an cultural interaction of the forefront creations of two most ancient countries, China and Italy, the event has been held for three times.
Themed "Metamorphosis", the old factory of Beijing No. 3 Plastic Cultural Park covering 3,000 square meters was renovated to highlight the concept of "metamorphosis" in post-industrial era, and the 1, 200 square meters exhibition hall of Beijing Manet Art Museum and the wonderful space of Taihe Art Gallery are also venues of the two-month event. Against the backdrop of acute civilization clashes, the event, gathering more than 90 prominent Chinese and Italian artists, holds a dialogue between the frontiers of two ancient civilizations. "Metamorphosis is man's expectations of advancing the past and grasping the future, and we put that hope on our artists," said Wang Jingyi, chief curator of this Biennale, "and all the debates and discussions that may arise therefrom, which is the value and significance of the Biennale and the basis of its reputation." Sandro Orlandi, chief curator of the Italian side, said, "we believe that art is the creator of change, and a way to prove that humans know how to advance the past."
The fourth Biennale China-Italia comprises of three parts: The Current World, Supergene, New Brushwork in Metamorphosis. Among them, "The Current World", on the basis of contemporary situation, invited many major artists from China and Italy, including Italian artists Piero Glardi, Lucio Pozzi, Marco Bolognesi, Andrea Chiesi, Franco Mazzucchelli and Chinese artists Ai Weiwei, He Yunchang, Yuan Gong, Li Zhanyang, Ye Yongqing, Shi Jinsong, Yu Xinqiao, Yang Na. In the context of globalization they focus on pressing onward art history, as well as the relationship of art with society, politics, human relations, etc. "Supergene" exhibition unit consists of individual projects by artists and sub-themes exhibitions. All the content has went through curators' in-depth interviews with artists and careful selection, with the aim of presenting pluralistic aesthetics, various voices and the strides of the future. "New Brushwork in Metamorphosis" exhibition unit, as a dialogue and exchange with Italian civilization, pays tribute to China's Italian friends Matteo Ricci and Giuseppe Castiglione, who are related to the history of Chinese painting in the past centuries, and associated with inheritance of tradition and innovative thinking.
A "Global Art Museum Directors Forum" attended by directors or leaders of several major European art museums will also be part of this Biennale. The Forum will hold a panel on the topic of "basic structures of private museums." Major leaders or curators of five major art institutions have confirmed their attendance, including Dali Foundation, Prado Art Museum, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao. As to the choice of topic, Mian Bu, chairwoman of the art council of the Biennale said "artists' work is closely related to civilization, and the creation, development, funding and promotion of civilization are all indelible contributions to the world. Just like a century ago, in the birthplace of the Biennale, Venice, without sponsorship and support of the regional enlightened merchants and nobles, there would be not world-renowned grand event still held today. Hopefully all the efforts of our colleagues for the Biennale China-Italia will pay off."
Starting from this Biennale event, the Biennale China-Italia will be fully open to market operation. "Art history is the history of art market, and marketing for outstanding works is something that all art institutions should be proud of" said Ji Xiaofeng, Director of Operations for the China side of the Biennale Organizing Committee, when asked about the attitude on cooperation with the market. He said, " predominance by academics is self-evident, but to involve more people to the Biennale calls for market-based operation. "
叶永青 何云昌 杨纳 朱小地 王恩来 李占洋 史金淞 俞心樵 陈文令 魏立刚 原弓 雎安奇 可煌 计文于&朱卫兵 吕鹏 金沙 田晓磊 戴陈连 吴梦诗 韩五洲 孟煌 张朝晖 林菁菁 枫翎 邱飞 李芃澎 尹昌志 熊言钧 夏天 刘夷 刘力宁 沈奇 张越 周长勇 黄河 孟瑾&方二 任宏伟 张海鹰 陈丹阳 吴思骏 栾佳齐 李海光&张云峰 沈凌昊 梁半 刘骐鸣 李真 洛本天津 杨佳奇 黄鹤 华庆 杨千 任戎 吕美 王瑞林 樊洲 何勇君 侯珊瑚 贾西贝娃 刘邓 瞿倩梅
Alessandro Zannier （亚历山德罗·扎尼尔）
Marco Bertin （ 马可·拜尔汀）
第一届，自然之沉思，意大利 蒙扎、米兰、利索尼，2012年9月-11月；第二届，记忆，中国 北京，2014年6月-9月；第三届，艺术的长生不老药，意大利 都灵，2015年6月-9月；第四届，蜕变，中国 北京，2016年8月27日开幕。