FM Centre for Contemporary Art present The Szechwan Tale: China, Theatre and History

A NEW large-scale exhibition, curated by Marco Scotini, is coming to the FM Centre for Contemporary Art in conjunction with Milan Art Week. Named The Szechwan Tale: China, Theatre and History, the exhibition takes the viewer on a journey through historic theatre and art. The exhibition strives to deconstruct the tools of the theatric machine – such as: the audience, the curtain, the actors (the automaton, the puppet, the shadow theater), the costumes and the backdrops (a changing and unchanging environment), the text and the music – as metaphors of an equal number of social phenomena and of their historic nature.

Joris Ivens William Centrifuge

Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi

Taking direction from the latest shows Non-Aligned Modernity, focused on Eastern European Art, and The White Hunter, which examined African Art, Scotini traces the relationship between East and West and the past and present. This exhibition also develops upon the Today’s Yesterday Project that Scotini was a part of at the 1st Anren Biennale.

Wei Minglun

Wei Minglun

Qiu Zhijie

With an impressive range of artists, both of Chinese and international origin, the exhibition will include a corresponding range of artworks, from painting to photography, installation to video and documentaries, all coming from prestigious private collections. Having collaborated with art institutions across the world and with two hundred solo exhibitions of artists from Eastern and Central Europe, Latin America, Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East under his belt, Scotini’s exhibition won’t fail to disappoint.

Piero Gilardi

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Clemens Von Wedemeyer & Maya Schweizer

by Lily Rimmer

FM Centre for Contemporary Art,  Via G.B. Piranesi, 10, 20137 Milano

Special openings during miart (free admission):
April 13 from 11am-10pm
April 14 from 11am-10pm
April 15 from 11-7pm

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Friday 5-10pm
Saturday and Sunday 11-7pm