20-06-2017

Chu Chih-Kang brings Mountains Waters II to the Venice Biennale

Venice, Italy,

Biennale di Venezia,

Chu Chih-Kang, Venice Biennale,

In China, the water and mountains are symbolic of nature as a whole, as they represent the highests and lowest points of the earth’s surface. This is the concept behind Chinese artist Chu Chih-Kang’s work for the current Venice Biennale.



Chu Chih-Kang brings Mountains Waters II to the Venice Biennale

Chu Chih-Kang is a Chinese artist who was discovered in the last edition of the Venice Biennale in the parallel exhibition Time/Space Existence. This year he has been invited to Palazzo Mora by the GAA Foundation for the Personal Structures – Open Borders, exhibition, together with leading names like Marina Abramovich, Jeff Koons and Yoko Ono, where he will present his work Mountains Waters II.

This year the exhibition, supported by the European Cultural Centre, concentrates on the theme of open borders, echoing the aim and wish of Christine Macel, curator of the Biennale 2017, to rebuild through art those rare values and human spirit that is being lost.

Chu Chih-Kang concentrates on the natural aspect of the theme. In China, nature in its entirety is represented by the mountain and by water, the highest and lowest points that human beings can reach. The artist places his bronze sculptures on a marble surface, in a gradual ascending order, to represent the cyclical nature of life and the smallness of man.

Francesco Cibati

Artist: Chu Chih-Kang
Work: Mountains Waters II
Location: Palazzo Mora, Palazzo Bembo, Giardini Marinaressa
Date: 13th May – 26th November 2017


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