"Encounter of Imagination: Dialogue between The Divine Comedy and Classic of Mountains and Seas"
Venue｜Pearl Art Museum
Titled "Encounter of Imagination: Dialogue between The Divine Comedy and Classic of Mountains and Seas," an exhibition, under way at the Pearl Art Museum through February 20, presents more than 70 works from Italy and China in a rich array of media, including archives, paintings, prints, paper-cuts, installations, videos and artists' books.
Inspired by the magnificent literary heritage from both East and West, the exhibition's artists have used their abundant imaginations and creativity to pay homage to the literary classics, trying to build artistic connections with the contemporary world.
To mark the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante, the poet and father of the Italian language, the first part of the exhibition showcases new artworks related to the epic masterpiece "The Divine Comedy," created by five Italian artists: Silvia Camporesi, Leone Contini, Valentina Furian, Marta Roberti and Marinella Senatore.
The corresponding Chinese section focuses on the ancient mythical text "The Classic of Mountains and Seas." As the second part of the exhibition, it features distinctive pieces by seven Chinese artists: Chai Yiming, Peng Wei, Qiu Anxiong, Shao Yinong, Sun Xun, Wu Jian'an and Wu Junyong.