THE CHINESE UMBRELLA HAT PROJECT -VE
SATURDAY 4 JUNE 2011, FROM 4 PM TO 6 PM
PIAZZA SAN MARCO/ VIALE DEI GIARDINI PUBBLICI, VENICE
Materials: 88 volunteers, 88 silk dresses, 88 Chinese paper umbrellas, 88 helmets, 528 objects string, 540 chopsticks
Duration: 2 hours
Patrons: MIBAC Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities; Veneto Regional Council, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of Italy; Italian Culture Office Consulate General of Italy in Shanghai.
With the support of: Roche R & D Center China, Shanghai; Spidi on Track
Partners: Università Ca' Foscari, Dipartimento di Stuci sll'Asia e sull'Africa Mediterranea, Venice; Istituto Confucio presso l'Università Ca' Foscari, Venice
Special thanks to: Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai; AMC Collezione Coppola, Vicenza, Italy; Fondazione Vignato per l'Arte, Vicenza, Italy; The Contempoarry Art Festival Tina B
Photo: Ursula Palla, Sonia De Franceschi
88 young Chinese people walk through the streets of Shanghai and Venice dressed in umbrella hats and traditional Chinese silks. They have no particular goal or direction, but move randomly, seeking encounter and recognition.