The catalogue illustates the exhibitions of the Austrian artist Elmar Peintner and Chinese artist Xiao Xiaolan, an intertwined dialogue at "LaGalleria". The star of the exhibition is sketching or the art of the line.
The books features the most important art works showcased at the exhibit at the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua, with a caption written by the author. Peintner explains her images “of the moment”, pervaded by eastern philosophical concepts whereas the poetic Xiao Xiaolan uses illusion to bring to life the apprehension surrounding the imperialist wave following China’s rebellion to Western culture. A stimulating juxtaposition, full of suggestions that stray from the norm, and which connects worlds that seem so far apart but are, in reality, closer than they appear.