Venice: Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana – Lore Bert – Art and Knowledge in the 5 Platonic Solids exhibition. German artist Lore Bert’s exhibition until November 24, Art and Knowledge in the 5 Platonic Solids in the Sale Monumentali of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana is curated by Alice Jaillet-Brébant, Cristiana Coletti and Petra Schaefer with the support of the van der Koelen Foundation for Art and Science in cooperation with the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. The topic of Art and Knowledge refers to a constant in the oeuvre of Lore Bert: the dialogue between fine arts and the universal heritage from philosophy, literature, mathematics and astronomy.
Above. The main focus of the exhibition is the large-sized environment The 5 Platonic Solids that have been installed in the center of the Salone della Libreria Sansoviniana. The 5 Platonic Solids are integrated in an ocean of folded paper. They are 5-mirrored sculptures, which reflect the room and which create a visual link to the prestigious atmosphere of the library and, in the spiritual sense, to the City of Venice and its history.
Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana – Lore Bert – Art and Knowledge in the 5 Platonic Solids exhibition. Detail LB_12074.
Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana – Lore Bert – Art and Knowledge in the 5 Platonic Solids exhibition. The environment is flanked by another 11 works, which underline the meaning of the title of the exhibition and the reference to the City of Venice. They refer to Venetian architectural shapes and floor structures, the Transcendental Aesthetics by Immanuel Kant, the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke and The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (above), are the recurring topics in the oeuvre of Lore Bert.Pin It