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Address: Viale della Repubblica, 277, Prato

Date: Tuesday 27 November 21:00 - 23:30


Cross-cultural vocabulary: terms and positions of Asian contemporary art

In recent years the growing economic role of China has led to a progressive interest in contemporary Asian art and in particular towards the Chinese one. Shanghai, the hub of this process of expansion and internationalization, is now the undisputed star of the global art scene. However, the relatively short structural development of Chinese contemporary artistic activity, along with a certain superficiality in the approach to such a complex and little known artistic reality, continues to give rise to contradictions and problems of 'translation', especially as regards the research methodologies in the Chinese and Asian context in general. It is therefore urgent to share a cross-cultural vocabulary, a linguistic imaginary, of mental categories, which will help in the understanding of a phenomenon so current and which can no longer be intellectually ignored.

Davide Quadrio is a producer and curator based in Shanghai.
In 1998 he founded and directed the first creative and independent nonprofit laboratory in Shanghai, Bizart Art Center, a platform for the promotion of the local contemporary art scene. In 2007, the natural evolution of Bizart, Arthub Asia was born, a proxies for production and curating in Asia and in the world. During twenty five years of life and work in Asia, Quadrio was a guest of the Shanghai Visual Arts Institute until 2017, curator and consultant of a series of contemporary art exhibitions for the Aurora Museum in Shanghai (2012-2016) and he is director of the international development of Scene 44 in Marseille.

He is an honorary member of the SICA - Shanghai International Cultural Association - since December 2016. He has published with Mousse Publishing the volumes: Shanghai - Contemporary Art Achival Project 1998-2012, Arthub - From China to a Global Network 2008-2018 and Aurora Museum and Arthub - Contemporary Art Within a Historical Collection 2013-2016, a trilogy in which he witnesses and narrates with a non-academic and non-conventional look twenty years of art in China. With his first BizArt team and with Arthub Asia now, Quadrio has organized and organized hundreds of exhibitions, educational activities and exchanges in China and abroad, developing relationships with local and foreign institutions around the world.


Tuesday 27 November at 21.00

€ 5 single meeting
4 € Centro Pecci members and UniCoopFirenze members
Free admission for unemployed and students of all levels (documented)

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