Thursday 16 July 2015 - Saturday 18 July 2015
Yangjiang Group

Social Participation and Everyday Experiment with Calligraphy. A Project for Rome

Gian Ferrari Hall

Food, beverages and handwriting
become the necessary ingredients for experiencing life
through the energy of art

The time of aggregation and sociality is explored in the special project Social Participation and Calligraphy Experiment, presented by the Yangjiang Group within the ambit of the exhibition Food dal cucchaio al mondo. The Chinese collective, formed in 2002 and composed of Zheng Guogu, Chen Zaiyan and Sun Qinglin, has for years been developing projects that uniquely and at times provocatively combine the relationship between art and food, the imagination and elements drawn from everyday life.

At MAXXI the group will be transforming the gallery from a stage for the public into an exhibition space composed of calligraphic painting and wax sculptures. The public is invited to take part in the creative process of the project through three performances. Social Participation and Calligraphy Experiment is thus presented as the result of three workshops held on 16, 17 and 18 July.

Thursday 16 July, 5.00 – 7.00 PM
TEA DRINKING AND SENSING
The tea ceremony through tasting and olfactory perception of the beverage.

Friday 17 July, 12.00 AM – 5.00 PM
CALLIGRAPHY AFTER LUNCH
A lunch involving food and calligraphy.
6.00 PM
TALK WITH YANGJIANG GROUP AND HOU HANRU

Saturday 18 July, 6.00 PM – 10.00 PM
AWAKING WITH INK and SOCIAL PARTICIPATION AND CALLIGRAPHY EXPERIMENT
The projection on the walls of the traces of tea left on the bottom of cups and their subsequent calligraphic transfer onto the walls of the Gian Ferrari Gallery.