2022-01-10 17:38:35 source: Huang Yan
The poster of the Gazing of Tranquility - Italian Contemporary Sculptures exhibition
The Gazing of Tranquility - Italian Contemporary Sculptures exhibition kicked off on Jan 7 at Zhejiang Art Museum in Hangzhou, showcasing the possibility of exploring the inner transformation between traditional and contemporary art practices.
The works on display come from 8 internationally renowned Italian contemporary sculptors: Aron Demetz, Bruno Walpoth, Gehard Demetz, Massimiliano Pelletti, Walter Moroder, Peter Demetz, Herman Josef Runggaldier, and Willy Verginer, all of whom have distinctive styles and features in terms of themes, selection of materials, and carving techniques, demonstrating the historical and cultural atmosphere of artisanship in Italy.
Part of the sculptures on the exhibition (Photo/ Huang Yan)
Among their works, 35 pieces of wooden and stone sculptures were selected and showcased in the Zhejiang Art Museum, aiming to highlight the common aesthetic values between China and the West, while emphasizing the spirits of craftsmanship, discernment, and originality.
Outside of the exhibition hall, a special interactive zone is created to provide visitors with a more immersive and interesting experience. The whole interactive area is divided into three parts: multi-media practice, wood carving studio, and voice post office drawing on the Italian contemporary sculpture art exhibition.
The visitors are observing the texture of the displayed sculpture (Photo/Zhejiang Daily)
The year of 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Italy. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the once postponed China-Italy Year of Culture and Tourism, covering performing arts, visual arts, cultural heritage, tourism, creative design and other fields, will be reset in 2022.
The exhibition is dedicated to deepening mutual understanding between the two countries in the fields of culture and art, drawing the blueprint of people-to-people exchanges and mutual appreciation of civilizations, and will play a positive and beneficial role in deepening the friendship between the two peoples for generations.
Editor: Huang Yan