VENICE, ITALY - 31 MAY 2013: Miao Xiaochun's "Out of nothing - public enemy" - oil on canvas, 400x400cm, 2012 - at the Chinese Pavillon, at Arsenale in Venice, Italy, on May 31st 20113.
"Transfiguration is the thee of the Chinese Pavillon, oiuting to transformation in contemporary art and conceptualization, especially directed at the space of life and art crossing over, shifting from life to art, object to art work or artistic behavior, or non-art to art. Tranformation is one of the essential substances of contemporary art. "Transfiguration" in the Chinese Pavillon represents a geographical journey of Chinese contemporary art and the expression of its culture, moving from China to Europe, presenting in Renaissance Italy, together with all countries, a showcase of the contemporary world of diverse culture and thoughts.
The 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale takes place in Venice from June 1st to November 24th, 2013 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as in various venues the city.
Gianni Cipriano for The New York TImes