Exhibition EXCAVATA at CARRARA, Italy by WeiXin Chong & Gabriele Dini
Dates: 4- 18 November 2016
Venue: Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Carrara, Palazzo Binelli, Via Verdi 7, Carrara (Tuscany), ITALY
Opening times: 4th Nov from 17:00, M-F: 09.00-12.00, 15.00-17.00
The exhibition titled Excavata showcases the artistic outcomes of research and residency exchanges between Italy & Singapore by both artists WeiXin CHONG (b. Singapore) & Gabriele DINI (b. Italy). Past & present use of natural resources in both Carrara, Italy and Singapore are extrapolated and explored through material and aesthetic expressions.
CHONG plays with images, entities and surfaces as material metaphors for social relationships and the psychology behind structures and projections of power, value and desire. The Suiseki art of seeking landscapes within a piece of stone is a connoisseurship of aesthetic and philosophical potential, and is the starting point for her work in this series.