Yu Hong – Another One Bites The Dust

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Cannaregio 3549, Venezia, Italia
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ore 10

arte contemporanea, personale

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The Asian Art Initiative of the Guggenheim Museum, New York will present the first major exhibition in Europe of contemporary artist Yu Hong. Yu Hong: Another One Bites the Dust will take place in the Chiesetta della Misericordia, Cannaregio, Venice, concurrently with the 60th International Art Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia, and is organized by Alexandra Munroe, Senior Curator at Large, Global Arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation. The exhibition will be accompanied by a new immersive soundscape by composer Nico Muhly. To the Body will launch on June 6, 2024, and run for the duration of the exhibition. Yu Hong: Another One Bites the Dust will feature new figurative and narrative paintings that respond to the architectural and cultural context of the Chiesetta della Misericordia, a deconsecrated tenth-century Romanesque-Byzantine church. In this cycle of paintings, Yu Hong depicts the arc of the human experience—birth, life, desire, sex, and death. Drawing from her image archive, and daily scrolling of the Internet and social media, she represents figures, mostly women and young people, in momentary torqued and twisted poses expressing mental anguish or imminent physical danger, both real and fantastical. Set against a gold ground and shaped as large tondos or arched panels, the works in Another One Bites the Dust confront and upend the epic themes of sacred art while embracing painting’s capacity to portray the sorrows of the human condition. Yu Hong: Another One Bites the Dust is an off-site program of the Asian Art Initiative of the Guggenheim Museum, New York that is supported by the museum’s Asian Art Circle. Yu Hong: Another One Bites the Dust at the Chiesetta della Misericordia of Art Events is supported by Lisson Gallery and the Leadership Committee of the exhibition, with special thanks to the Simian Foundation. To the Body by Nico Muhly was commissioned by Works & Process with support from the American Academy in Rome and the Guggenheim Museum’s Asian Art Circle.