Earlier, in 2018, the exhibition was presented at Milan's Palazzo Reale, curated by Davide Quadrio and Massimo Torrigiani.
Different artistic styles merged together to form a unique synergy of talents. The exhibition features works by nine artists, including: Aaajiao, Andrea Anastasio, Caterina Barbieri, Krijn de Koning, Li Shurui, Alex Schweder, Chiharu Shiota, Iris van Herpen, and Zeitguised.
Microscopic reality of Aajiao and zoomorphic figures Iris van Herpen. The huge webs of Chiharu Shiota and Andrea Anastasio's chimera lamp show the world in a different light. Zeitgaizd's digital anamorphosis perfectly complements the electronic universe created to the sounds of Catherine Barbieri's synthesizer. Li Shurui depicts time in the fourth dimension, which is beyond our experience and understanding. In Kriin de Koening's work, time and space frames appear and disappear, while Alex Schweder invites the viewer into a soft embrace on the performative platform. Fashion replaces painting, and music replaces digital design, one thing remains unchanged - all artists draw inspiration from the environment. Alcantara constantly analyzes the potential of the material, develops, researches the production process and interacts with experts in the framework of collaborations and individual projects.
Initially, each designer came up with an installation specifically for the Royal Palace in Milan. This place is charged with creative energy and is an excellent platform for the implementation of projects. The natural is intertwined with the artificial: here you can see unusual science laboratories, bizarre metronomes, psychedelic corridors, anacondas, oracles, sinusoids and the transformation of reality. Now all this creative magic in a slightly modified format has been transferred to the main exhibition hall of the Yuz Museum in Shanghai. At the exhibition "Nine Time Travel" you can see updated versions of works by Kriin de Koening, Chiharu Shiot and Aajiao, as well as get acquainted with a performative installation by Alex Schweder, a new exhibitor from New York.
In the process of transferring the installation from Milan to Shanghai, all previous works and complex structures created especially for the Prince's Chamber will now be shown within the framework of conditional time and open space.
Time is an important link in the context of combining works and is the result of dialogue between artists, material, places and curators. After the exhibition in Milan, designers started thinking about different dimensions of time: about “our” time, everyday, practical and factual, opposite (or complementary) to “scientific time”, imperceptible and all-encompassing. At the exhibition at the Yuz Museum, art objects are interactive and performative. This will allow the public to show the strong interconnection of space and architecture and experience the full range of emotions, and the performative and spatial work of Alex Schweder certainly complements the project. The exhibition takes place in a large, refurbished hangar with white walls and minimalist design, allowing maximum focus on the installations themselves. Now that the art objects are separated from the space in which they were created, a new dialogue of space and time will arise.
Along with the theme of time and space (Milan instead of Shanghai, time instead of architecture), various approaches emerge, showing the relationship between natural and artificial, produced by man and nature, between us, humans, and that which is different from us. All this provides a basis for further research. For example, questions arise about true authentic art and the impact of interdisciplinary collaboration on artistic creation. The exhibition now shows not only the result of the work of artists, but encourages viewers to think about the factors that influence the creation of works.
The purpose of the exhibition "Nine Time Travels" - to give people a journey that will cause a lot of emotions. Each art object is a mystery that hides in itself consistent and fascinating space-time dimensions. Through difficult to understand, but incredibly impressive installations, viewers will experience a true aesthetic pleasure from the exhibition.
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