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Vincenzo Maccarone

Direttore Artistico
Claudio Composti

Via Malaga 4
20143 Milano
citofono 72

How to reach us:
MM2 Romolo - P.ta Genova (green line)
+ bus 74 - 47 (stop: P.za Bilbao);
Filobus 90/91 (stop: viale Cassala)

tel/fax +39 02 87280910
E-mail: mc2gallery@gmail.com

Open: From Wednesday to Saturday
Hours: 15-19
30 April 2013 - 31 May 2013

curated by Claudio Composti

Tuesday 30 April 2013
OPENING: 18.30
in collaboration with: FQ Projects, Shanghai

NUOVA SEDE: mc2gallery
Via Malaga 4 - citofono 72
20143 Milano - Come arrivare: MM2 Romolo (green line) + BUS 74-47 or Filobus line 90-91



The work of Chen Nong impresses most in relation to how it melds different ideas and thematic levels in a single piece. Chen shows us a hand-colored panorama of black and white photography that highlights eight single images of the Three Gorges Dam. In recent times, this man-made marvel has become an important theme in Chinese culture. In this work, San Xia, an army of terra cotta like soldiers is standing in the foreground, reminiscent of the terra cotta army that was unearthed in China. Here, however, Chen himself created paper costumes for the men in his photo. His use of paper, the Chinese and Asian traditions of origami, and the practice of hand-coloring photography all link to old customs of Chinese culture. The contrast of heavy terra cotta and lightweight paper, bathed in dramatic lighting, reveals these figures as an army of morality. The panorama recalls a classical style and, in addition, the format of the eight images also reflects the historic Chinese tradition of narration through paper rolls. Similarily, Chen’s panorama continues its narration without a central perspective, but is also added to an ongoing historical narration that invites you to sit down, enter in, and wonder around in his modern fantasy of Chinese reality.

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