Waiting for Qin Feng at the Monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore, May 20 – July 19 2016

Waiting for Qin Feng, a solo exhibition of work by Chinese ink artist Qin Feng, will be installed in three locations, the former Monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore, now home to the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, the Armenian Catholic Monastery on San Lazzaro Island and Venice International University on San Servolo Island. The exhibition unfolds as a multi-faceted dialogue between European Renaissance art and contemporary Chinese art, and it exhibits not only paintings, but also an installation of traditional Chinese Jingdezhen porcelain, The dialogue includes an on-site painting performance in front of Paolo Veronese’s The Wedding at Cana (a facsimile realized by Factum Arte, Madrid), where a large canvas will be placed on the floor in front of the painting on which Qin Feng will execute his work.

“With this exhibition I can only attempt to offer my works as homage to the many histories we have walked through as civilizations on this planet from near and afar – all of which lead up to this moment. I hope the viewers will be able to feel some of the same emotions that I had when first stepping across the threshold, entering into this sacred space.” — Qin Feng, May 2016

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Qin Feng (born 1961, Xinjiang, China). Photo: Francesco Allegretto.

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“Waiting for Qin Feng.” Paintings in the courtyard of the monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, Italy. Photo: Francesco Allegretto.

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Qin Feng painting. Photo: Francesco Allegretto.

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Installation view of “Waiting for Qin Feng.” Photo: Francesco Allegretto

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Qin Feng painting. Photo: Francesco Allegretto.

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Qin Feng painting. Photo: Francesco Allegretto.

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Installation view of “Waiting for Qin Feng.” Photo: Francesco Allegretto

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Installation view of “Waiting for Qin Feng.” Photo: Francesco Allegretto

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Installation view of “Waiting for Qin Feng.” Photo: Francesco Allegretto.

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Qin Feng painting. Photo: Francesco Allegretto.

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Qin Feng on-site painting performance. Photo: Francesco Allegretto.

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Qin Feng on-site painting. Photo: Francesco Allegretto.