l: ‘no way to sky, no door to heaven (homage to duchamp)’, 1995 r: detail of ‘no way to sky, no door to heaven (homage to duchamp)’, 1995

exhibition at the mart, rovereto, italy 23rd february 2008 – 1st june 2008 http://english.mart.trento.it

chen zhen, born in shanghai in 1955 and deceased in 2000 in paris, is considered the leading representative of the chinese avant-garde. the show is the first anthological exhibition on the artist held in italy, following his tragic and premature death.

the exhibition shows a rich selection of works and installations from international museums and private collections, but also a complete section dedicated to unfinished projects, hitherto unseen – paintings, drawings, models, photographs, sculptures and installations created by chen zhen in more than 10 years of work, between 1989 and 2000.

the homage to this extraordinary artist, curated by gerald matt and ilse lafer, was produced by mart rovereto in collaboration with the kunsthalle in vienna, where it was on show from may 25th to september 2nd, 2007. http://www.kunsthallewien.at