La vita segreta di SoMagRain / Chen YongZhe

At the edge of chaos

An online exhibition curated by the Arts Management Master Course of IED – Istituto Europeo di Design di Firenze,

in collaboration with Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Manifattura Tabacchi


La vita segreta di SoMagRain

Chen YongZhe

In the context of the Anthropocene, the complex system of the Internet has gradually developed. The “Internet celebrity” phenomenon is a social network economic phenomenon that has emerged in recent years. In this online carnival, every imaginable lifestyle, desire, curiosity, and concern about life can be found, expressed and discussed. The idealised beauty, simplicity and happiness of the people we see the online world is not always as it seems: a prerogative of social networks is precisely that you can show everything you want by cutting out a slice of real life made of difficulty and sadness, so in this way everything seems always so perfect. In my work I want to reflect on the complex “chaos” of real life, hidden behind the simple “order” of online life. After us as human beings have experienced the internet revolution, we are adapting to the continuous expansion of information. In this complex structure, how to examine this phenomenon of our time is the question that I want to explore.


Chen YongZhe

Chen Yongzhe, born in Taiyuan. He is studying at the Florence Academy of Fine Arts, focusing on the impact of the Internet on current life.