Tuesday 26 April 2022 – 09:02
The faces of the Swatch Art Peace Hotel at the Venice Biennale
Five new artists from the Chinese residence at the Arsenale
Venice, April 26 (askanews) – The stories of the artists of the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai return to the Venice Biennale with the Faces 2022 project: in the Arsenal rooms the CEO of the residence, Carlo Giordanetti, guided us to discover the five protagonists of this year’s exhibition.
“Three of them – he told askanews – are Chinese and express themselves in very different languages, we have Landi who lives in the world of childhood, innocence, very spontaneous gesture and creates a kaleidoscope of images. We have Xue Fei, who is the closest to the theme of this year’s Biennale, Surrealism, because she creates a dream world that reveals itself step by step and even takes on a real dimension with the creation of the characters that originate from the painting. The third, Tang Shu, a real painter, who has a very particular very dimensional and very deep technique and who did a work on isolation during the lockdown, but in an effective way “.
Alongside them also a distant Korean, Hoyoon Shin, who creates three-dimensional works with apparently very good materials, and a Brazilian transplanted to Switzerland, Marcelot, who presented two sculptures of newsprint and fabrics inspired by the history of Venice: Napoleon, the enemy of Repubblica, and the Lion of San Marco, universal symbol of the Serenissima, and also of the Biennale. “I learn a lot from the exchange with the public – he told us – for me art is communication and this is my interest, I try to have a new form of expression for every invitation I receive”.
And it is precisely on the expressive forms of contemporaneity, on the way in which one can think of making art today, the Swatch Art Peace Hotel continues, as well as offering space to artists, to focus its investigations. “I seem to grasp a desire – concluded Carlo Giordanetti – in some way to return to a centrality of the human figure”.
What is also confirmed by Venice is Swatch’s commitment to art, for the sixth time the main supporter of the Biennale.