The exhibition "Forms of Time. Tong Yanrunan and Giorgio Morandi", opening at Galleria d'Arte Maggiore g.a.m. in Bologna on Thursday 8 June, represents a new and important stage in the project that the Chinese artist has been dedicating to the tradition of portrait for 19 years. Already famous in China and present in some of the most important international museums, Tong Yanrunan travels in different countries realizing a maximum number of paintings for each exhibition. The slowness of execution is in fact an integral part of his work, as well as an experience of dialogue between the artist and the subject, turning almost into a performance, in opposition to the numerical titles of the paintings that recall the progressive codes of the pictures taken by a digital camera.