Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Venice: La Biennale - Pick of the Day – May 5

Venice: La Biennale - Pick of the Day – May 5 - Giardini. The 56th International Art Exhibition titled All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, opens May 9 until November 22.

Paolo Baratta

The Arena. Inside the Central Pavilion, The Arena is an active space dedicated to continuous live programming across disciplines. The linchpin of this program is the epic live reading of all three volumes of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital (Capital). The Arena is designed by award-winning Ghanaian/British architect David Adjaye.
Above. Reading of Latent Images, Diary of a Photographer – Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige.


All the World’s Futures - Central Pavilion Charles Gaines – Librettos: Manuel de Falla/Stokely Carmichael, Set 13, 2015

Charles Gaines

Charles Gaines – Deep River – American Negro Melody


 All the World’s Futures - Central Pavilion – Glenn Ligon – Come Out #12; #13; #14; #15;. #, 2015

All the World’s Futures - Central Pavilion – Robert Smithson – Dead Tree, 1969

All the World’s Futures - Central Pavilion – Andreas Gursky – Toys’R’US, 1999/2015

  Andreas Gursky

  Seen at La Biennale - Issac Julien and Fatima Maleki
Seen at La Biennale – Essi Maleki  

Seen at La Biennale – Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

All the World’s Futures - Central Pavilion – Chris Marker – Owls at Noon Prelude: The Hollow Men, 2005


 Seen at La Biennale – Simon de Pury

Seen at La Biennale – Stefano Pilati and Christian Schoonis

Seen at La Biennale – Stefano Tonchi

Dutch Pavilion – Herman de Vries – To Be All Ways To Be. Herman de Vries (b. 1931) is representing The Netherlands. Under the title To Be All Ways To Be the Dutch pavilion exhibits new sculptures, objects, works on paper and photography by de Vries. Educated as a horticulturist and natural scientist, de Vries gathers, orders, isolates and displays objects from nature, directing our attention to both the unity and the diversity of the world around us. In his preparatory travels to Venice, de Vries collected many objects from the Laguna, the Giardini and the city, resulting in multiple works both in the Dutch Pavilion and on the deserted island of Lazzaretto Vecchio in the southern Laguna. The exhibition is curated by Colin Huizing and Cees de Boer.

Dutch Pavilion – Herman de Vries – To Be All Ways To Be

Dutch Pavilion – Herman de Vries – To Be All Ways To Be

Herman de Vries

Belgian Pavilion – Vincent Meessen and Guests  - Personne et Les Autres. The Belgian Pavilion presents the work of Belgian artist Vincent Meessen together with international guest artists. Meessen’s proposal Personne et les autres breaks the tradition of Belgium’s representation in Venice to date, which has mostly featured solo or duo exhibitions of Belgian artists. It challenges the notion of the ‘national representation’ by moving away from the traditional format of a solo show and opening up to include multiple positions and viewpoints.
Above. Belgian Pavilion – James Beckett – Negative Space a Scenario Generator for Clandestine Building in Africa, 2015

James Beckett


Swatch - Giardino dell’Eden by Joana Vasconcelos

Nordic Pavilion – Camille Norment – Rapture.  Camille Norment has developed a new project titled 'Rapture', a multi-sensory space structured in three parts: a site-specific sculptural and sonic installation; a set of performances by musicians and vocalists unfolding during the Biennale; and a series of three publications..

 Seen at La Biennale – Oscar Englebert Giovanna Battaglia

Seen at La Biennale – Raphael Castoriano

Seen at La Biennale – Guili Cordara, Aldo Cibic, Manuela Lucadazio and Aurora Lopez Mejia

Korean Pavilion – Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho - The Ways of Folding Space and Flying.  The Korean artistic duo Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho present a new site-specific work entitled The Ways of Folding Space and Flying, a multi-channel film installation, which explores an archaeological quest into human civilization that interweaves history with visions of the future as told through a future-retrospective narrative. It also alludes to the institutional structure and historic evolution of the Venice Biennale, the scale and influence of which have been acquired within a shifting socio-political landscape.

Korean Pavilion – Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho - The Ways of Folding Space and Flying

Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho

Seen at La Biennale – Giulia Costantini, Reena and Kallat Jitish and Luziah Hennessy

Seen at La Biennale – Bice Curiger


Japanese Pavilion – Chiharu Shiota – The Key in the Hand. “…I will present a new installation titled "The Key in the Hand," consisting of two boats, red yarn, and a huge number of keys. Keys are familiar and very valuable things that protect important people and spaces in our lives. They also inspire us to open the door to unknown worlds. With these thoughts in mind, in this new installation I would like to use keys provided by the general public that are imbued with various recollections and memories that have accumulated over a long period of daily use. As I create the work in the space, the memories of everyone who provides me with their keys will overlap with my own memories for the first time. These overlapping memories will in turn combine with those of the people from all over the world who come to see the biennale, giving them a chance to communicate in a new way and better understand each other's feelings.” Chiharu Shiota.

Chiharu Shiota

Australian Pavilion – Fiona Hall – Wrong Way, Time. Wrong Way Time brings together dozens of multi-part works created by artist Fiona Hall, set in dialogue with each other within a multisensory, immersive display. Hall’s subject is the intersecting field of global conflict, world finances, and the environment, which she perceives as “a minefield of madness, badness, and sadness in equal measure”. Her sustained examination of the intricate interrelationship between nature and culture takes on new urgency as she responds to the realities of climate change, war and increasing inequity. A veritable museum of transformed materials and objects, together with intense and poignant paintings and sculptures, prompt us to consider our impact on the future of nature. Hall is the first artist representative to exhibit in the new Pavilion of Australia, designed by Australian architecture firm Denton Corker Marshall, and managed by the Australia Council for the Arts —the first 21st century and only water-facing pavilion in the historic Giardini della Biennale.

Australian Pavilion – Fiona Hall – Wrong Way, Time


Australian Pavilion – Fiona Hall – Wrong Way, Time

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