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In Greek mythology the Titans were strong immortal deities. According to legend, it was the Titan Prometheus who gave humanity the secret of fire and the skill of metalworking. After considerable experimentation, Wallace Chan discovered how to work with the metal titanium and created large sculptures for his Venice exhibition. He used ‘Titans’ as the exhibition title because titanium is named after these mighty mythical beings, since the metal’s main attributes are strength, lightness and longevity.

在希臘神話中,泰坦是堅強不朽的神靈。據傳說,泰坦普羅米修斯向人類透露了火的秘密與冶金的技術。經過多年實驗,陳世英發現了冶煉鈦金屬的方法,並以之創作了大型雕塑,於其威尼斯的展覽展出。他以「鈦坦(Titans)」為展覽名稱,因為鈦金屬(Titanium)是根據這些強大的神話人物命名的;如此命名也因為強韌、輕巧及恆久是這種金屬的屬性。

James Putnam, 2020

Following is a preview of award-winning director Martina Margaux Cozzi's THE ART OF MATERIALS. The film will be released in the summer of 2021.

Titans: A dialogue between materials, space and time
Wallace Chan
Essay by James Putnam
ISBN 978 1 9161687 5 6
96pp
210 × 160 mm
Full colour on Munken Lynx Rough 170gsm
Edition of 1,000
May 2021

Titans: A dialogue between materials, space and time is an exhibition of monumental sculptures in iron and titanium, curated by James Putnam, showing from 20 May 2021 at the Fondaco Marcello in Venice. This book attempts to recreate an encounter with the powerful presence of these extraordinary works.


TITANS: A dialogue between materials, space and time features a series of large-scale titanium and iron sculptures and an immersive installation composed of titanium and mirrored stainless steel, giving an unprecedented survey of Chan’s work as a sculptor. Together, this new body of work conveys Chan’s contemplation on the relationship between materials, space and time through titanium: a futuristic, space-age material that has long been the subject of his experimental impulses. The exhibition is curated by James Putnam.

20.05.2021 - 31.10.2021
10:00 - 19:00
Closed Mondays
Fondaco Marcello, Venice, Italy

For safety reasons, admission to the exhibition will be limited, following the regulations and requirements of the Italian government.

鈦坦 物質與時空對話 展出一系列以鈦金屬和鐵為材料的大型雕塑,以及一件由鈦金屬和鏡子組成的沉浸式裝置作品,是陳世英多年來雕塑和裝置藝術創作的首次梳理。鈦金屬被稱為「太空金屬」,充滿未來主義色彩,是陳世英長期實驗性實踐的對象。在這系列新作品中,陳世英藉鈦金屬,表達了其對物質、空間和時間之間關係的長期思考。本展覽由英國資深策展人James Putnam策展。

20.05.2021 - 31.10.2021
10:00 - 19:00
星期一 閉館
意大利 威尼斯 Fondaco Marcello

按意大利政府的規定,基於安全理由,展覽設入場人數上限。


Special thanks to Yassmin Ghandehari, François Curiel, Terry Huang and the late beloved Jean-François Michaud.

Our heartfelt thanks also go to Digby Halsby, Emily Saunders and Julia Safe of Flint Culture ; Bianca Arrivabene, Mascia Pavon and Sue Ellen Pavin of A CONSULTING; architect Alessandro Borgomainerio of AB VENICE ; engineer Nicola Ferrari of ST Servizi Tecnici; designer and publisher Tim Barnes of the wind in the trees; host Francesco da Mosto; photographers Marco Vedana, Giacomo Cosua and Riccardo Tosetto; CASADOROFUNGHER Comunicazione; VERONA 83; APICE Venezia S.r.l; Traghetto Gondola Services; and Municipality of Venice .