The exhibition curated by Cecilia Alemani will open on Saturday 23rd of April. In Giardini and Arsenal 1433 works and topics of 191 authors and 22 authors. This is how creativity changes
To include the Venice Biennale of Arts that opened on Saturday 23 April (until 27 November), sponsored by Cecilia Alemani, not the first woman to hold this position but the first Italian to hold the position, we can start again from the interview with Pascal Bruckner published in la Reading on May 23 from last year. In the 1980s, the various post-structuralist and deconstructive philosophy of Derrida, Foucault and Deleuze reached California where they understood it in their own way: It was necessary to dismantle the European civilization that was born with humanity And start over by giving space to everything that didn’t get a chance. They filled the universities Gender StudiesAnd Postcolonial studiesAnd vigilance With these themes they re-colonized Europe. Among the less-than-opportunistic in the history that shaped Europe at the top of the cultural chain were women artists: the few, underappreciated, almost absent, women from Eastern Europe or the peripheral regions of the world.
It took an Italian to become an American and turn into this verbHead of the Public Art Program at High line To bring an explanatory refusal of this process to Italy.
The issues addressed are of fundamental importance. exhibition dream milk, title taken from Leonora Carrington’s Book of Tales (1917-2011), questions, indeed, how the definition of man is changing, what are the differences between vegetable, animal and human, and the races, what are our responsibilities to the planet and what life would be like without us. just this The curator chose to answer almost exclusively to the artists, preferably black, minority, or stateless. (It is also emphasized in the catalog that almost no artist lives in the place where he was born) accompanying their works with a rediscovery, sealed in time capsules, of artists (only the sisters, Alemani) who had no access to the stage of history. The fact that for Benedetto Crocci each story is a contemporary history, written from the present looking into the past, makes possible the perspective that Al Yamani has chosen to organize a contemporary exhibition with time capsules, but it certainly reveals his militant face.
The art gallery is divided between the central pavilion of the Giardini and the Arsenale including 191 female artists and 22 female artists from 58 countries. There are 26 Italian artists, 180 international exhibition entries, 1,433 works and subjects on display, and 80 new productions. The first striking work is the massive installations of African-American Simone Lee who transformed the Giardini American Suite (curated by Eva Respini, an Italian father) into a hut dominated by drooping mothers and welcoming us into the first room of the Corderie Arsenal with a giant bronze of an African woman without eyes.
Here prevails the principle of transmutation of species Forms and what is included are site-specific installations and grandiose dimensions: the terracotta lineages of Argentine Gabriel Chael, the holistic simplicity of Delcy Morales turning the corduroy into a bridge, the stately black wall statue of Ukrainian-born Louise Nevelson, the psychic giraffes Rafaela Vogel (skinned and chained).
Sometimes it seems to be an exhibition of what were once called developing countries, at least until the grand finale: the latest animated video by Diego Marcon and Tropical Garden in Scattered Figures by Precious Okoyomon where butterflies will also be released (in 1972 the Belgian group released Mass Moving 10,000 butterflies, but they were cabbage, skeletal trees). Next to the Corderie, it is perhaps the longest-running aerial installation on pipes at the Biennale: by Italian Giulia Sensi from Amsterdam, who is working to show what is the past overflowing again.
In the Giardini, we wait to enter the anonymous (fascist) central wing, which is overtaken by dancing penguins. Mother of the Elephant Catarina Fritsch Under the vault of Galileo Chini, Un Passantdrew scenes TurandotOpera, where the female figure is hated.
Among the omnipresent puppets and plaques denouncing colonialism, or Alexandra Beresi’s performance titled Encyclopedia of RelationshipsThere are three of the five capsules, which are thematic historical exhibits within the Magna Gallery. the first, cradle of the witchmethodologically very clear: The artists and magazines who supported the cultural value of the great mother of Africa during the colonial period are being restored (Tropiques magazine, paintings by Laura Wheeler Waring) and artists or works of the surrealist region pioneers of the revolution sex Like Carrington herself or a Leonor Finney painting that women don’t do female killer But he notices a very androgynous man naked in bed.
Always in the gardens exedra space that became ukraine square, with burnt pillars and sandbags in the middle as if covering a monument. The Biennale has always deplored conflicts: in 1970 the Czechoslovak pavilion bore the following words: closed for artistic reasons. Information in the Soviet Pavilion. On the other hand, the Russian pavilion this year is not so and there is no need to ask for explanations. Art is not out of this world.
This biennale cost about $18 million Distributing so many works of this magnitude from all over the world must have been cumbersome. It provides a chance to see for those who haven’t had it, and shows that man and machine must try to co-exist and ignore the white artist.
Lagoon. Events, meetings and facilities of Ukraine
The final touches yesterday for the Ukraine arena in Giardini di Venezia. The former exedra is now surrounded by burnt columns that support a wooden structure as testimony, and in the middle, sandbags are arranged as if covering a statue. Many events have the heartbeat of Ukraine. The Venetian Heritage Foundation has held four days of events for members and supporters of the Protection of Venice and other causes, and Tilda Swinton, Prince Amyn Aga Khan, Louis Vuitton President Michael Burke and Dior, Pietro Beccari and Marisa Berenson, will arrive with the showroom. Toto Bergamo Foundation Director Larry Gagosian received Rossi. Auction for Ukraine tomorrow at the Scuola Grande di San Rocco where a charity concert for the people and culture of Ukraine will be organized.