“Love Letters” installation view 10 Corso Como Shanghai Gallery, Shanghai (CN)

10 Corso Como Shanghai presents Variationes, an exhibition dedicated to exploring the theme of light in Chinese contemporary art. The exhibition aims to explore the theme of change, in fact variations, seen both visually and formally through the constant pursuit of sensory mutations that put the artwork in the center of the relationship between perception and fruition. Through careful analysis of sensory aspects, the artists are trying to reconstruct and analyze phenomena and emotions. Sometimes a “light” is interpreted in a key word “divine”, other times in other forms or in certain works, proposing a careful scientific methodology. A light that fills the space, occupies it, removes and decomposes it, and in other cases analyzes it as if in a game of removing and overlapping. In the exhibition, there are not only some artists that are now firmly established at the international level, like Ding Yi and Geng Jianyi, but also the work of emerging young artists, among them, for example, the work of Jiang PengyI and Li Shurui. Moreover, in honor of the collaboration between Italy and China, the artist Arthur Duff will realize a spectacular light installation on the facade of 10 Corso Como Building, titled ”Love Letters”, which will be lightened up the night of the exhibition opening and that will give to 10 Corso Como building a one of a kind new look for the exhibition period. Highlight of the exhibition, the installation is generated by combining love letters written between the artist’s parents thirty-eight years ago, using Christopher Strachey’s “Love Letters” program. This program, designed in 1952 for the Manchester Mark 1, randomly generated love poems. The artist broke-down his parents love letters by extracting, verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs which he then applied to the skeletal structure of poems generated by Strachey’s program to create the poems used for the installation.


“Love Letters” installation view 10 Corso Como Shanghai Gallery, Shanghai (CN)


Exhibition view 10 Corso Como Shanghai Gallery, Shanghai (CN)