Chen Zhen. Short-circuits
24 × 28 cm, 192 pages
Edited by Vicente Todolí
Texts by Alexandra Munroe, Marco Scotini, Vicente Todolí
Published on occasion of the homonymous exhibition at Pirelli HangarBicocca, the catalogue presents the research on large-scale installations conceived by Chen Zhen (1955-2000) from 1991 to 2000. It includes essays by art historian and curator Alexandra Munroe, by critic and curator Marco Scotini, and by Artistic Director and curator of the exhibition Vicente Todolí, introducing key-concepts coined by Chen Zhen, illustrated through extracts of the artist’s own writings. Together with an in-depth documentation of the exhibition path, the publication is enriched by detailed entries related to each work on display, and by a selection of the artist’s preparatory sketches.