Rome - Exhibition

Yi Zhou: Fragments of Rome, past, future, parallel worlds

MACRO Testaccio

21 Oct 201627 Nov 2016

Third stage for the exhibition project From La Biennale di Venezia to MACRO. International Perspectives, conceived and curated by Paolo De Grandis and Claudio Crescentini, dedicated to the presentation in the MACRO areas of some international installations from the International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, in recomposed and remodelled site-specific versions especially for the MACRO.

This third appointment will present the exhibition “Fragments of Rome, past, future, parallel worlds” by Yi Zhou, a Chinese artist who lives between Rome, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, who represents the new generation of talented interdisciplinary artists. Yi Zhou creates great multimedia installations in which she combines cinema, digital animation, photography, sculpture, painting, drawing and contemporary music compositions with prestigious collaborations such as that of the Maestro Ennio Morricone on the occasion of her participation in the Biennale in 2011.

Her work explores the kingdom of hyperrealism and neorealism: on one hand, she draws visual and tangible forms from her imagination and from dreams; on the other she gives nature a surreal appearance. Her works, a complex synthesis of fantasy, literature, mythology, philosophy and new technology, imbued with Chinese and Mediterranean culture, introduce the perturbing magic of virtual and supernatural characters and landscapes, set amidst the ephemeral reality of life, love and death, using the symbolic language of the unconscious. She blends old means of expression, like marble sculpture and 35 mm film, with extremely advanced techniques, such as 3D animation. Her films explore the limit between dream and reality, imagination and madness, truth and falsehood, life after death.

In the MACRO Hall Yi Zhou will present a multimedia installation with 3D animation, literary echoes and references to the history of Rome and its ruins. The videos will be projected on marble slabs, recreating an interactive environment.

  • Yi Zhou, The greatness, 2011Yi Zhou, The greatness, 2011
  • Yi Zhou, The greatness, 2011Yi Zhou, The greatness, 2011
  • Yi Zhou, The greatness, 2011Yi Zhou, The greatness, 2011

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Contacts & Details

MACRO Hall, Via Nizza 138 Rome, Italy