Destination China

Destination China
#Exhibitions

What was China like at the start of the 1980s? The exhibition at the Today Art Museum describes a very different China from the one we know today, described through the eyes and images of celebrated international artists which visited it at the time. It is a remarkable event - for the first in China, Andy Warhol’s last film, Made in China, will be screened, the result of his voyage there in 1982. The exhibition can also boast of another important first - it is the first time, in fact, that Andy Warhol, pioneer and top exponent of Pop Art, and Jean-Michel Jarre, father of French electronic music, find themselves side by side in a show. The goal is to reconstruct their legendary journeys in China at the beginning of the ‘80s to offer the contemporary public their point of view of the country at the dawn of its political and economic opening up to the rest of the world. Next to these holy giants are another eight important artists who have contributed, with their works, to the historic, artistic and sociological narrative of the China of recent generations. But not only. The theme of the journey will be taken on in a more specific manner in certain sections of the exhibition, shifting the reflection of the public to the concept of tourism as a lifestyle in contemporary society. The theme of the journey acts, in any event, as the through-line of the exhibition and represents a special occasion to embark on an itinerary across time, accompanied by the acute visions of great voices of contemporary art.

Giorgia Cestaro - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Beijing