Yan Pei-Ming bursts into Palazzo Strozzi with his monumental canvases that unite history and contemporaneity
FLORENCE - From July 7 to September 3 2023 Palazzo Strozzi in Florence presents Yan Pei-Ming, the largest exhibition ever devoted in Italy to the Franco-Chinese artist, part of the Palazzo Strozzi Future Art project developed with the Hillary Merkus Recordati Foundation.
Curated by Arturo Galansino, Director General of the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, the exhibition features over thirty works that explore the artist's powerful and original research into the relationship between image and reality, in a short-circuit between personal life and collective history, symbols and icons of culture and art history between East and West.
Renowned for a profound and passionate reflection on painting in today's art world, Yan Pei-Ming invites us to rethink the relationship between history and contemporaneity, memory and the present. Exploring genres such as portraiture, landscape, still life and history painting, his paintings come to life from the model of photographic images extrapolated from different sources, such as personal images, newspaper covers, film stills or famous works of art history.
Yan Pei-Ming leads us to reflect on the contradiction between reality and representation, truth and the construction of images, an increasingly central theme in the era of digital reproduction and sharing of public history and our private lives.
The exhibition is promoted and organised by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence as part of the Palazzo Strozzi Future Art project developed with the Hillary Merkus Recordati Foundation. Main supporter: Fondazione CR Firenze. Supporters: Florence City Council, Tuscany Region, Florence Chamber of Commerce, Intesa Sanpaolo, Palazzo Strozzi Partners Committee. With the contribution of Città Metropolitana di Firenze. Thanks to Massimo De Carlo and Galerie Thaddeus Ropac.
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