Present, Past and Future in the Works of John Armleder

Present, Past and Future in the Works of John Armleder
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The highly-awaited inaugural exhibition, after the intensive renovations on the Rockbund Museum, Again, Just Again is a celebration of five decades of work by John Armleder, one of the most versatile and innovative contemporary artists. This ambitious exhibition offers a shrewdly combined series of new and historic works which range from paintings to ready-made pieces, from site-specific works to mural drawings and archival material, as well as works on paper. These last are presented systematically, in all their richness, from the point of view of the techniques employed - pen, ink, water-colours, tempera, oils, acrylics and collage. On the museum’s third floor, the selection of the artist’s works has been entrusted to Leslie Zhang - a noted photographer in Shanghai. The spaces of the Rockbund serve to guide the spectator on a captivating journey for the eyes, intriguing for the mind, revealing an aesthetic and conceptual kaleidoscope through a setting comprised of unexpected encounters and unique visual experiences. The exhibition, articulated as an emotional itinerary, reveals all the distinctive traits of a personality in continual evolution, from the 1960s to today, always looking to the future.

Manuela Lietti - © 2021 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Shanghai