THE CHINESE UMBRELLA HAT PROJECT -VE

2011

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.

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