THE GREAT CELESTIAL ABSTRACTION


Silk Roads – International Biennial of Culture
THE GREAT CELESTIAL ABSTRACTION
from the MACRO Museum in Testaccio to Second Life
MiC – Museums of Rome Capital
Opening 2012 January 23, 23.00 (02.00pm SLT)

http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/204/154/40

The contemporary Chinese art, the complexity of its ancient roots Dao and Zen, Chaos and Cosmos, is the result of a long painting way, which was liberated by a starting manual skill as a simple confirmation of the tradition. So going beyond the executive discipline, acquiring a subjective value of gestures and a conceptual quality that allows us to recognize the latest Chinese generation in a position in the international artistic research.
The exhibition “The Great Celestial Abstraction” curated by Achille Bonito Oliva for the MACRO Testaccio in Rome, in the International Biennial of Culture “Silk Roads”, in Second Life passes through a recreation by Merlino Mayo, who has set up a path in which his performance, digital and immersive, brings us in contact with the great contemporary Chinese artists. So the works on canvas become three-dimensional with the environment surrounded by echoes of Oriental traditions.
Along the way, you will find all the notes (in Italian and English) related to Chinese artists, the curator and the presentation of the texts Commissioner for Culture and the Superintendent of Culture.

Marina Bellini (aka Mexi Lane)

Responsable and Curator at MiC

http://museiincomuneroma.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/second-life-la-grande-astrazione-celeste-al-mic/

Video from MiC virtual show

References to the show in Real Life in Rome at the MACRO of Testaccio from 16 Nov 2011 to 15 Jan 2012 :

On display the selection by Achille Bonito Oliva of 32 artworks coming from the show at NAMOC – National Art Museum of China in Bejing.04-19-2010.

Lei Hong (1972), Li Huasheng (1944), Li Xiangyang (1957), Lian Quan (1948), Liu Gang (1965), Liu Xuguang (1958), Ma Kelu (1954), Meng Luding (1962), Tan Ping (1960), Xu Hongming (1971), Yu Youhan (1943), Zhang Hao (1962), Zhang Jian Jun (1955), Zhang Yu (1959), Zhou Yangming (1971).

The Great Celestial Abstraction – Chinese Art of the 21st Century’ is organised under the patronage of the Chinese Embassy in Italy and sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Roma Capitale, Department of Cultural Affairs and Historical Center – Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, Chamber of Commerce of Rome; organization and museum services by Zètema Progetto Cultura.

Curator

Achille Bonito Oliva

http://en.museomacro.org/mostre_ed_eventi/mostre/la_grande_astrazione_celeste

Umberto Broccoli Superintendent for Cultural Heritage in the City of Rome

Presentation by the curator Achille Bonito Oliva of the 15 chinese artists partecipants.

NATURAE Opening at MiC Musei in Comune di Roma (1st Part)


The Opening was on Monday 28 March 2011 at  1:30 SLT – 22:30 to MiC –

Museum of Rome
IMAGIN@RIUM: Merlino Mayo – “NATURAE”

“Naturae” literally means “of Nature”, born out of the root ‘natus’. Nature, the creative force, is also the forgotten matrix source, and is a system of natural laws which determine and control the entire universe and all of its elements and living beings.

Official Blog of Rome's Museums - MiC Musei in Comune di Roma

Official Blog of Rome's Museums - MiC Musei in Comune di Roma

Because of man being blinded by his technological prowess, this has now fallen into oblivion and become a shadow of the past but which now resurfaces unexpectantly from this hidden immortal line of continuity.
In this installation, Merlino Mayo follows this theme of Man having turned away from this integral  part of himself and who now turns and is again confronted by it. A meeting with Lex Naturae, with this shadow part, still ever present in our DNA (internal) and our environmental domain (outdoor), and that, as a latent virus, re-emerges in a disturbing way.

NATURAE 4th ELEMENT EARTH Photo by ChrisTower Dae

NATURAE 4th ELEMENT EARTH Photo by ChrisTower Dae

The path of “Naturae” starts with a solid and impressive sculptures such as: Life’s Lines – (Life Line), huge Ley Lines, etc. calling upon the visitor through a more active exploration into a dialogue with our existing environment and the surrounding seas, rocks and light.

Then at a higher altitude the installation changes through different levels within this enormous dream and the visitor will be overwhelmed by these elements in a purely symbolic, metaphysical, surreal and free exploration, where we can allow ourselves be safely and pleasantly lost.

The video installation will be part of the “IMAGIN@RIUM” which, together with those of other facilities of the MiC, will occupy a position at MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Rome.

Entrance of MiC SIM

http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/204/156/40

a great video by ColeMarie Soleil

How to visit the installation in these days follow these slurl coordinates:

– N A T U R A E –     5 levels

*** LEVEL 1 ***

The Beach Start Point
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/124/151/21

“Life Line” Sculpture
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/154/252/34

“The Giant Kybernetes”
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/114/222/24

“Source”
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/123/167/20

ELEMENT FIRE – “The Man of Fire”
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/159/180/37

“The Climbing”
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/146/134/27

“Tsunami” – The Big Wave
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/45/243/20
– on the Wave
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/19/209/39

*** LEVEL 2 *** – ELEMENT  METAL

http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/156/130/921

*** LEVEL 3 *** ELEMENT  WOOD

http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/126/149/1626

-Wood the base
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/127/153/1591

*** LEVEL 4 *** ELEMENT EARTH

http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/117/166/2401

*** LEVEL 5 *** ELEMENT WATER

http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/134/185/3102

* Teleports to follow the installation complex are one little red man to go on the next level, and one blue little men to go back one level
** for a good light I suggest EUPHORIA sunset 2  (Sky preset)

Italiano:

* Attenzione! *** i Teleports per seguire il complesso dell’installazione sono il piccolo Uomo Rosso per avanzare di 1 livello, e l’Uomo Blu per tornare indietro di un livello. Il primo teleport e’ qui: http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/204/156/40

segui gli omini rossi per la visita.. ****

Lunedi 28 marzo 2011 alle ore 22.30 ita – 1:30-SLT al MiC – Musei di Roma Capitale
IMAGIN@RIUM: Merlino Mayo – NATURAE

“Naturae” letteralmente  “della Natura”,  ciò che da essa nasce (natus) e ne fa parte.
La Natura, la forza creatrice, è anche l’origine matricale dimenticata dagli uomini; il sistema delle leggi naturali che condizionano e controllano l’intero Universo, tutti i suoi elementi e gli esseri viventi.
L’uomo con tutto il suo genio tecnologico, è caduto nell’oblio di ciò che lo ha generato come un ombra dimenticata nel passato che riaffiora continuamente e inaspettatamente nel presente.
In questa installazione Merlino Mayo ripercorre il tema dell’Uomo che si è allontanato da una parte importante di se stesso, che affronta l’incontro con la Lex Naturae, con la sua ombra, sempre presente nel suo DNA (interno) e nell’ambiente circostante (esterno), e che come un virus latente riaffiora in modo anche traumatico.

NATURAE 3rd ELEMENT WOOD photo by ChrisTower Dae

Si inizia quindi il percorso “Naturae” con delle solide e imponenti sculture come ad esempio: Life Line – (Linea della vita), The Big Kybernetes, etc. che esortano il visitatore ad una esplorazione più attiva. Un dialogo con  l’ambiente preesistente e circostante dell’isola, con il mare, la roccia e la luce.
Successivamente, salendo in quota, il percorso cambierà e ci si troverà tra i vari livelli onirici e gargantueschi all’interno dei quali verrete sovrastati dagli elementi in una dimensione puramente simbolica, metafisica e surreale, in libera esplorazione dove perdersi piacevolmente è auspicabile.

Il video dell’installazione farà parte del progetto “IMAGIN@RIUM” che, insieme a quelli delle altre installazioni del MiC, occuperà una postazione al MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma.

inizio percorso:
SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/204/154/40

* per una buona luce suggerisco  EUPHORIA sunset 2  (Sky preset)

Foto di Musei in Comune


Foto di ChrisTower

References:

http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2011/03/coleys-world-merlino-mayos-naturae.html

italian language:

http://museiincomuneroma.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/mic-naturae-di-merlino-mayo-le-foto/

http://slartgroup.blogspot.com/2011/03/delluomo-della-natura_29.html