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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NATURAE Show by Merlino Mayo at MiC Musei in Comune di Roma (2nd Part)


Screen Shot from NATURAE on the official: Viewer2

Screen Shot from NATURAE on the official: Viewer2

My art show NATURAE at MiC the Sim of Rome Museums, started on 28 March 2011 and closed in the last 30 May 2011,  with a concert event and my last level element of Fire.

From the start there was a great unexpected feedback of thousands visitors. Many publications, blogs, articles, books, photos, etc. were produced, that has gifted to me great satisfactions, so I would like to create here a little summary to get a memory of what happened in these last months.

Finally I want to do special thanks to those who made it possible, the MiC sim project sponsored in real life from Musei in Comune di Roma Capitale, Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali e della Comunicazione Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali, Zètema, so to all the people that helped to realize this show at MiC so the curator Mexi Lane aka Marina Bellini also responsable of the official Rome Museums Blog, the talented builders and officers of the Sim that created a fantastic ancient roman empire island to host the art shows: Rumegush Altamura and Patrizia Blessed. Thanks to Ultraviolet Alter for the great music concert performance in the closing night, so thanks to those who had inspired my art project, to my friends and all those who wrote, filmed, took pictures, or chatted  about it and thanks to all people that visited Naturae with fun and curiosity.

Merlino Mayo

Links:

Destination Guide – Editor’s Picks from Linden Lab official Second Life website: http://secondlife.com/destination/naturae

Official video from MiC Musei di Roma – Zètema by Mexi Lane:

video by Arm Strom:

video by Al Peretz / Alfonso Kohn

Art-Book “Merlino Mayo” Monography CARP – by Velazquez Bonetto
with photos on Naturae at MiC:

Monography Merlino Mayo - by Velazquez Bonetto ed.CARP

Monography Merlino Mayo – by Velazquez Bonetto ed.CARP

http://issuu.com/diabolus/docs/ma_merlino_mayo_inet

FormaFluens – International Literary Magazine with photos taken in Naturae and a critic about the show from Cristina Cilli:

Forma Fluens - International Literature Magazine

Forma Fluens – International Literature Magazine

http://www.formafluens.net/

To view the number 3 in .pdf: www.formafluens.net/formafluens.net_2011-3.pdf

Interview:
http://virtualworldsmagazine.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/giovanna-cerise-interviews-merlino-mayo-english-version/
http://virtualworldsmagazine.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/giovanna-cerise-intervista-merlino-mayo/

Official Blog from Rome Museums:

http://museiincomuneroma.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/imaginrium-merlino-mayo-naturae/

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

http://museiincomuneroma.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/second-life-londa-umana-travolge-il-mic/

http://museiincomuneroma.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/second-life-naturae-nella-destination-guide/

http://museiincomuneroma.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/second-life-al-mic-concerto-ultrasonne/

http://museiincomuneroma.wordpress.com/2011/06/01/second-life-ultrasonne-le-foto/

http://museiincomuneroma.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/second-life-naturae-immortalata-nel-viewer2/

Blogs:

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

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

http://solexistence.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/naturae/

Naturae on my Blog:

https://merlinomayo.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/naturae-opening-at-mic-musei-in-comune-di-roma/

https://merlinomayo.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/naturae-the-night-of-fire-at-mic-musei-di-roma-capitale/

Some Photos:

Mexi Lane

ChrisTower Dae

Merlino Mayo

Merlino Mayo NATURAE

Some nice shots from visitors:

Eupalinos Ugajin
"Naturae" by Merlino Mayo

Moti Moody
Naturae

Tim Dechanel
Envahisseur et destruction ...

Isabella Alphaville
3 28 11 @ MERLINO MAYO

Suapte Dionysus
Natuarae

Harbor Galaxy
Naturae  3
Naturae  2

Callie Mocha
Naturae

Merlino Mayo (Bryn Oh in visit at NATURAE)

"Bryn Oh at Naturae" - Merlino Mayo 2011 1

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