June 1-November 21, 2007
Energy of Emptiness
52nd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Italy
After two and a half years of planning, in 2007, Li Chen gave the solo exhibition Energy of Emptiness at the 52nd International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale), marking his first step onto the most prestigious venue in the art world. This exhibition also delivered Li Chen's unique style of Eastern sculpture s to the global audience.
The communication and interaction between multiple human civilizations is accelerated under globalization. However currently the invasion and dissemination of strong cultures make the existence and borders of different cultures disappear rapidly. Globalization is a symbiosis concept, which facilitates life, but it is different from the unification of cultures. Hence, nowadays the free spirit of individual cultures is more important and precious than before. The exhibition exhibits a number of Li Chen's large sculptures. In Li Chen's artistic pursuit, he uses round and soft line and clear contemporary method to convey profound classical Chinese spirit. He looks inward in the oriental realm of thought and empathizes and liberates himself through his works, which is very precious in the busy society nowadays. It is also the projection of Li Chen's self-pursuit of inner harmony.