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The Question of Beings | YAHON CHANG @ Roma

  • MACRO Testaccio - La Pelanda 4 Piazza Orazio Giustiniani Roma, Lazio, 00153 Italy (map)

From La Biennale di Venezia to MACRO. International Perspectives is a new exhibition project conceived and curated by Paolo De Grandis and Claudio Crescentini. The project is devoted to the presentation of the three selected international exhibitions from La Biennale di Venezia - International Art Exhibition at the MACRO’s spaces, as site-specific, reconstructed, and remodelled artworks.

Promoted by Roma Capitale – Superintendent Capitolina of Cultural Heritage and organised in collaboration with PDG Arte Communications, the project seeks to converge the art prospects of two cities that are working together to circulate the experience of international art throughout the country. Venice and the Capital, two cities that are linked by immense historical and artistic traditions, have been able to further enrich their heritage so as to give voice and life to contemporary art. Moreover, they are also discovering and emphasising this cultural resource by documenting existing assets and promoting both initiatives and international connections. The research for this project was initiated in 1995 by Paolo De Grandis, whose efforts helped introduce new countries to La Biennale di Venezia and prompted the establishment of additional outdoor pavilions. Therefore, the works will follow a path of innovation and travel from one city to the next, from one space to the other, enriching themselves with meanings and nurturing a new audience. All the while, the works will be evolving in the new context, specifically created for MACRO by the various international artists who were invited to participate.

From La Biennale di Venezia to MACRO. International Perspectives reaches its second stage with Yahon Chang @ Roma, The Question of Beings, curated by J. J. Shih and Francise Chang. First organised by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei for the La Biennale di Venezia, this summer at MACRO it is presented in collaboration with Contemporary Art Foundation and MDCA Foundation.

On site at MACRO Testaccio - La Pelanda space with ceiling height measures at 12 meters tall, Yahon Chang will re-create the conceptual exploration of his site-specific ink painting installations, which were exhibited at The 56th International Art Exhibition at the MOCA Taipei Pavilion for the Collateral Events of la Biennale di Venezia. Chang’s new works, to be exhibited at La Pelanda, will correspond with the conceptual framework suggested by its past title The Question of Beings. Furthermore, Chang will also create new works that resonate with the historical site of La Pelanda, an ex-slaughter house. Additionally, there will be three large-scale iron sculptures ship especially from the OPEN (2015) exhibition in Venice, to be shown along with the ink painting installation. The form of his sculpture stems from his ink brushstrokes, together, the ink paintings and the sculptures express the transformation and representation on how a two dimensional plane can be transforms into a three dimensional form, and finally to the concept of a space.

Earlier Event: February 12
Later Event: June 15
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