18 March-19 June. The exhibition Yan Pei-Ming Rome presents the Franco-Chinese artist’s vision of Rome and its history, ruins, popes, politics and films with 24 large-format works, specially conceived for Villa Medici.
The show by Yan Pei-Ming, who was a fellow at the French Academy in Rome in 1993-1994, is curated by another distinguished former resident, the art historian Henri Loyrette who has previously served as a director of both the Musée d’Orsay and the Louvre.
Born in 1960 in Shanghai and now living in France, Pei-Ming is acclaimed for his “epic-sized” portraits of Mao Zedong and Gaddafi’s Corpse.
The exhibition highlights the relationship between the French Academy in Rome, which currently celebrates its 350th anniversary, and its host city.