The GAC- Foundation organizes in the context of the Venice Biennale 2015 the following exhibitions:
Exhibitions open 9 May - 22 November 2015, 10 am - 6 pm,
Tuesdays closed, FREE ENTRY
"Learn from Masters" at the European Cultural Centre - Palazzo Bembo
VIRTUAL TOUR THROUGH THE 2015 EXHIBITION IN PALAZZO BEMBO - FIRST FLOOR
Painting, both in China and the West, has created two brilliant yet independent histories and has resulted into two great yet vastly different epics of art. However, globalization accelerates to make communication and joint development much easier than ever before, leading different cultures to merge. The philosopher Francois Jullien suggests thatl’écart (gap)—the difference between cultures— requires comparative independence to keep its uniqueness as potential resources for the future world. This exhibition compares different values and canons in Chinese and Western art, to culturally and historically research Chinese painting and its potential value for people in the future.
Palazzo Bembo, San Marco, 4793 (Riva del Carbon)
Co-Organization: Pan Tianshou Foundation
"Highway to Hell" at Palazzo Michiel
VIRTUAL TOUR THROUGH THE 2015 EXHIBITION IN PALAZZO MICHIEL
This exhibition is a metaphorical journey through life, death, and beauty. The highly technological and spectacular installations that emerge from an undistinguished futurist Chinese society coexist with traditional architecture in a surreal game of light and darkness, of sculptural surprises and painterly statements. The exhibition develops as an encompassing spatial experience that pushes visitors to traverse six distinct surreal spaces that are both physical and metaphysical. Nothing in the installations exists for art’s sake alone—butterflies become manifestations of the forces of nature, while skulls and skeletons remind us of the fragility and insignificance of life.
Palazzo Michiel, Cannaregio, 4391/A (Strada Nova)
C0-Organization: Hubei Museum of Art
"Thirty Light Years - Staging Chinese Art" at Palazzo Rossini
VIRTUAL TOUR THROUGH THE 2015 EXHIBITION IN PALAZZO ROSSINI
The exhibition presents a small part of the complex development of contemporary Chinese art as a total and should be seen as a guide to the further development of our contemporary cultural heritage. This exhibition presents abstract characteristics—a language developed from the long tradition of Chinese ink paintings. The exhibited works present the awareness of each artist, questioning and reflecting on him- or herself, where s/he came from, where s/he is, and where to go. The artists communicate with themselves, thus struggling, discussing, and creating works as a result. They are performers on their own stage. This play has become a Chinese reality as it was in other cultures and at other times before. This is today’s China—ideas, thoughts, and culture expressed through works of art. Trying to invite all of you to learn about, question again, and recreate a deeper understanding of contemporary China. A fast-paced play on a big stage.
Palazzo Rossini, San Marco, 4013 (Campo Manin)
Co-Organization: The Guangdong Museum of Art