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.

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VOGUE


The 26 August 2011 finally come out a well written and positive article by Simona Lamonaca about Art in virtual worlds related to Real Life on VOGUE (Italia) newspaper with my photo about my installation work in Second Life that I did for the Fine Arts Brera Academy, Polytechnic and ATM transports in Milan and presented in RAI television in december 2010.

In the article and illustrations the mentioned artists are:  Bryn Oh, Rose Borchovski, Peter Greenawayillustrations: Merlino Mayo, Cutea Benelli and Blotto Epsilon.

The mentioned institutions, museums, universities and galleries, etc. are: Canadian government (Ontario Arts Council O.A.C.), MiC (Museums of Rome), Academy of Brera (Fine Arts Academy in Milan) MIND (Milan network for design), Polytechnic (University of Milan), UWA (University of Western Australian), ArtSpace UTSA (University of Texas), and Spencer Museum of Art ( University of Kansas), Parco della Musica (in Rome), and the Teatro Arcimboldi (TAM in Milan), Imparafacile Ning, ArteLibera.

VOGUE Italy edition article

The paper article

 

References:

– An english translation of the article can be found here on Bryn Oh Blog

– A short article version on the website VOGUE.it

– The first presentation of the project for Fine Arts Academy of Brera  “The Metro of Milan meets virtual worlds (1st Part)”

   Merlino Mayo project description for Brera Academy.

– The presentation in Live Television of the project “The Metro of Milan meets virtual worlds (2nd Part) ON AIR – RAI Television”.

– Bryn Oh won a Canadian Governative OAC Media Artists Emerging Program (the story of it on her blog)

Videos from Bryn Oh:

Bryn Oh WORLD EXPO

RUSTED GEARS

http://museiincomuneroma.wordpress.com/ (managed by Mexi Lane, aka Marina Bellini)

http://imparafacile.ning.com/ (managed by Imparafacile Runo, aka Giovanni Dalla Bona)

http://www.artelibera.biz/ (Arte Libera managed Simba Schuman and Storm Blauvelt)

– The University of Western Australia
A blog for the University of Western Australia (UWA) presence on Second Life. A post about the Vogue’s article.

“The Blue Planet” Show  at TAM Theatre Arcimboldi  and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma – Peter Greenaway and Saskia Boddeke with music by Goran Bregovic

Videos from Rose Borchovsky:

WHY IS THERE SOMETHING Susa Bubble Part 5: Greek Myth, The Battle of the Gods

LOST IN COUNTINGSusa Bubble

WHY IS THERE SOMETHING  -Introduction-

Trailer: Een dag uit het leven-Kasteel Amerongen/ A day in the life of Castle Amerongen -1680

– VOGUE (Italy Edition) on WebMagazine: http://www.vogue.it/ http://www.vogue.it/magazineThe Cover of September Avant-Garde by Steven Meisel subject Ethel Granger (1905-1982) photographer Stella Tennant

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