shifting identities art exhibition
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Shifting Identities. Between Introspection and Discovery
Curated by Manuela Lietti
Featuring the works of: Chen Shaoxiong, Hai Bo, Huang Ran, Li Yongbin, Ma Qiusha, Qiu Anxiong, Wang Ningde, Wang Tong, FD.CD (Francesco Cocco &Daniele Dainelli)
At: The 2011 Biennale of Photo and Video of Alessandria
Exhibition Dates: April 14, 2011- July 31, 2011
Venue: Giletti Former Military Hospital, Giletti Military Barracks Complex
Alessandria (Turin), Via Pavia, Italy
Open from Thursday to Sunday, from 10 am till 7 pm
Free entrance
This event is part of the year of Chinese culture in Italy

“Shifting Identities. Between Introspection and Discovery” presents the work of different generations of Chinese artists who work in the form of video or photography; they investigate the subtle boundary between the individual and the outside world, the private self and the public persona, and the landscape as a metonymy for the contemporary human condition. Far from being an exhaustive compendium of contemporary Chinese art, which would be a challenging yet anachronistic task in an increasingly fragmented, de-centralized reality, “Shifting Identities. Between Introspection and Discovery” analyzes different approaches to the idea of identity in the form of case studies. These case studies reflect on both the microcosm of the individual represented by his own inner world and the constantly transforming macrocosm. However, this reflection is different than in the past, becoming an expression of collective identity and those desires, impulses, and visions that serve as a link between individual and historical memory. “Shifting Identities" moves between reflections on the ego, a no longer monolithic yet still unfathomable entity, and views of a landscape that, whether urban or rural, acts as a metaphor for an identity shaped by events, inevitably changing and being changed.