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It’s LIQUID International Art Festival
Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, July 13 – September 03, 2017

 

CONSCIOUSNESS, the second appointment of ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL, the collateral events: ELEMENTS – FROM SHAPE TO SPACE and Venice Experimental Video and Performance Art Festival, open the curtains on July 13, 2017 at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, presenting the relevant artworks of 91 selected artists, coming from all over the world.


The opening has been a
stunning success with an huge presence of artists involved, visitors attended the exhibition, live performances and videos’ premiers. The festival is daily attended by many national and international visitors, opened until September 03, 2017


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ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL
, curated by Luca Curci and Andrea Chinellato, will be presented in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, in the months between May and November 2017, in the same period of the 57th Venice Art Biennale, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA.


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The Czech guitarist David Wurczel and the Dutch video-artist Ewout van Roon show “Videoconcert Universe Suite“, a beauty of sound and images. During the guitar performance by David Wurczel, Ewout van Roon projects video images on the white wall. David Wurczel is a fantastic young guitarist and composer who has developed a unique guitar technique which he has named Rotando. Ewout van Roon wishes to capture beauty and is fascinated by moving images. He creates painting-like films, often inspired by nature or people. He has also made films that are created from a few droplets of ink in water.


Saye Architects
from Iran, represented by the Team Leader Babak Baharestani and his Team Members Mohammad Forouzandeh, Navid Tavallaei and Reyhaneh Aslanbigi exhibit the installation work of their architectural project “Sirjan multifunctional complex“, composed by a panel and a model of the project.

 

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The British-Belgian classic painter Benjamin Bubb coming for the event presents the 2 selected video art works: “Dream Box Deluge” and “Clown“. “His work mainly revolves around natural elements such as water, earth and air. He shows their power and greatness, as well as their ephemarilty. When a wave becomes a metaphor, its poetry is unstoppable. The wave as a metaphor for life, the curve of emotions, fortune and misfortune. Dramatics including half of the canon.”


Ameer Khoury
, artist coming from Israel, attends the show and exhibits the selected digital artworks “Infinity“, “Kingdom Of Glory“, “Paths To Victory” and “Poseidon Gift“, inspired by Surrealism. In fact his passion in digital art is to create a surrealistic images from a free thinking, and focuses of how to clarify the sense of the word “surrealism” the illogical image to the human mind and the reality of fantasy. The main impressions of his artworks is godlike and nature, usually include: gods, cosmic dimensions, elements of life, nature and animals.

 

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The artist from Russia, Anna Budnikova shows “Urban consciousness. Eiffel Tower“, that reflects the theme of the event. Her artworks is connected by one common idea that artificial is based on natural. According to her ideas: “Photos of different world places demonstrate the possibility of natural phenomena to affect our consciousness, emotions, spirit, and mood. Like a meditation, they cause us to feel freedom and pacification, Holy Spirit abiding. Metaphysics and philosophy of historical architecture and religious buildings are demonstrated by drawings and painting.”

Two artists coming from Cyprus, Penelope Constantinou and Antreas Ioannides (Artiste Antre) present their works during the event CONSCIOUSNESS.
Penelope Constantinou proposes the paintings “Spirituality” and “Pantarhei, All Flows (Heraclitus)” and Antreas Ioannides (Artiste Antre) exhibits the painting “Conception“.

 

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The Greek artist Anna Antarti presents her paintings selected: “Abstract” and “Cactus-ballons“, realized by mixed media techniques in which the focus is the “abstractionism”. According to her statement, “her artwork is directly connected to the unconscious. Through the shapes resulting on the canvas, she attempts to challenge repressed impulses. She finds that matter and consciousness are inextricably connected, thus projecting a strange interdependency between the objective elements on a painting and the subjective state of the artist. Moreover, she is curious about the role of a seemingly random choice of materials and shapes, leading her to question the possible role of coincidence.”


Maria Cristina Ortiz Catedra
, graduated in Fine Arts by the University of Granada, Spain, exhibits her 3 digital artworks: “Cuerpos y almas prueba acoplada“, “Silencio lo mas puro es cierto” and “Se desvanecen en el aire” during the event CONSCIOUSNESS. “She likes to express herself through art as a form of personal liberation, creating things and at the same time releasing emotions and transmitting ideas…”

 

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Coming from Israel, the artists Ehud Ben-Hur shows his drawings: “The snake“, “The human organ“, “A hollow apple inside the eye” and “A detail of the snake“, in which there is a same concept, all his works are imaginary, and were made after hiking in the Judean Desert near Jerusalem, where he lives, down to the Dead Sea, usually alone, during my high school. According to his ideas: “I used to see the typical desert landscapes: parts of shrubs and trees and flowers at their dry environment.”


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The artist Katherine Oggier Chanda, from Switzerland her video performance works: “Squeaky Clean” and “Greenhouse effect“.
In the video “Squeaky Clean” Katherine worked with the idea of costume usually worn during ceremonial cultural parades in Wallis, Switzerland. This costume has both a lot of history and connotations attached to it. This piece confronts and questions the limits of cultural clichés of the Swiss image of cleanliness and conservation of nature.
Greenhouse effect” draws inspiration from the discourse that surrounds the idea of ecology in today’s contemporary culture. The performance happens in a confined space of transparent inflatable plastic balloon that acts as a metaphor that mimics the much talked about depleting ozone layer.

Maël Traïca, coming from France, displays “Styx“, a short experimental film mixing mythological epic and alchemy. Bubbling acid carries ghostly silhouettes in its currents. Crystals of calcite and dissolutions of limestone suggest submarine magmatic landscapes. Through a mineral dimension, this film develops an extract from Homer’s Odyssey. 

 

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Frédérique Nolet de Brauwere
, drawer and painter from Belgium, presents her photo works “33 millions de lapins” and “La Pâques des lapins“. “Her works has always been the search for the Essence. She has experimented various techniques, looking for the best means to reach her goal, until the point she has been “creating” material (barks) to dematerialize it by digging, scratching, tearing. Her art pieces are usually smaller to feel the inwardness and stimulate the meditative concentration. They are characterized by lightness, emptiness, distance, and dancing signs. Working on a nearly translucent paper, sometimes on both sides, Frédérique invites the spectator to come at the heart of the work.”

Ángel Baltasar, coming form Spain, displays his videos “Slow Fugaz“, passage along the length of the artwork the speed of a moving train, and “The Exodus of Tenderness” an artwork created by use of a computer, crafted on the digitalization of a 1985 painting on motor transmission belts.

 

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The Algerian artist Chen Mary Hadjadj exhibits for the event the selected paintings: “Etincelles“, “Lumiere” and “Mariage Hassidique“, realized by a mixed techniques. According to her statement, “sitting in front of a white canvas, she waits for inspiration to come as a flue of energy coming from elsewhere. Nothing predicted in advance, neither color nor form, all comes out of her spirit. The characters follow one after the other. Like a message, a testimony from the beyond.”

The Thai artist Somsak Chaituch, coming from The Netherlands attends the event CONSCIOUSNESS and he presents the acrylic on linen work “Red 3“. He is an abstract and figurative expressionist painter that combines both eastern and western art. Warm melodies and traditional rhythms blend in abstract expressionistic themes of nature that refer to the warmth and colours of his origin. Brilliant and flat colours give his paintings that joy the observers need to see in art, that feeling of sparkling excitement that every powerful artwork must give at first glimpse. Chaituch received several international awards and had many solo and group exhibitions in museums around the world.

 

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From Slovenia, the artist Darja Stefancic, graduated from the Faculty of Education in Ljubljana, exhibits her oil on canvas: “Fountain” and “View“. “She researched painting on her own for twenty-five years, away from the public eye, and she did not exhibit during this period. Alongside she delved into the heritage of the humanities – literature and philosophy, which were helpful in her search for a visual language of her own. After her first public reappearance in 2007, she has had 27 solo exhibitions home and abroad.”

Mélanie Duault L. Maaad. Ly, French artist, displays the video art work: “Excuse my Frenchness“, that is a series of short videos to introduce english speakers to delicious french expressions.

 

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Meriem Jaouadi, born in Tunisia presents her work “The cocoon“, created by a mixed techiques. The materials and colours are the focus of her artwork exhibited for CONSCIOUSNESS. She expresses herself on the canvas and she traslates her deepest feelings into lines and colors. To paint for her own pleasure is to live happily.

The artist from Israel Yoav Brener shows the 5 works on canvas: “Manipulation“, “Its all fake“, “Stay asleep“, “Tell me lies” and “You are that“, ispired by nature in all the scales through his eyes with modern science. According to his idea: “he has always been a strong believer in self learning as the key for pure art and original thought. His vision is to create original and innovative ways of visual expression. ” His style is very expressive, his paintings are characterized by flawless brushwork, vibrant color ,strong compositions, and bold forms that convey an alluring sense of depth, dimension and expansiveness, “provide the viewer with infinite opportunities to imagine and explore.”

 

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The artist from Spain Carlos Mendes de Faisca-Kalhy presents his works: “Snake with woman“, “The man waiting“, “Magus Rosso” and “The daughter of the tear“. He is the result of a cultural and vital confluence between Argentina, Portugal and Barcelona. From a very early age he begins to draw comics under the influence of Alex Raymond and the American School of the Fifties. He carries out his university studies in advertising, artistic design and later in scenery and theatrical costumes. In Europe he develops his work as an illustrator of comics and children’s tales, in addition as Director of scene. Kalhy has extensive experience as a teacher in Stanivslasky method for the training of actresses and actors. Kalhy has participated in the creation of scenarios for cinema, theatre and opera. As a painter he has exhibited in Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Italy.

 

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SELECTED ARTISTS

Francis Akpata . UK | Saye Architects . Iran | Ángel Baltasar . Spain | Ehud Ben-Hur . Israel | Michael William Benton . Canada | Pavel Berdon . Italy | Hans Berkhout . The Netherlands | Jopie Biesters . The Netherlands | Marianna Blier . Austria | Orkun Boragan . Turkey | Yoav Brener . Israel | Anna Budnikova . Russia | Rebecca Carron . Belgium | Somsak Chaituch . The Netherlands | Eva Chelmecka . Poland | Fermín Cimadevilla . Spain | Maria Clauss . Sweden | Penelope Constantinou . Cyprus | Patricia Creyns . Belgium | Anne de Suède . Sweden | Benjamin Debayle (aka Khat) . France | Ross Dixon . UK | Mélanie Duault L. Maaad. Ly . France | Ula Dzwonik . Poland | Débora Esperança . Portugal | Dascha Esselius . Sweden-Czech Republic | Joana Falcão . Portugal | Silvia Flechoso Fernández . Spain | Paul Fletcher . Australia | Natalia Belén Forcada . Argentina | Samira Freitag . Germany | Yoav Friedlander . USA | Alain Galet . France | Nigal Goodship . UK | Paula Haapalahti . Finland | Chen Mary Hadjadj . Israel | The Ignorosophists (Teresa & Felix) . Austria | Antreas Ioannides (Artiste Antre) . Cyprus | Meriem Jaouadi . Tunisia | John Jones . UK | Aigerim Jumatayeva (Ramamurty) . Kazakhstan | Zuzan Kalinakova . Slovakia | Ameer Khoury . Israel | Azade Koker . Germany | Sandrine Langlade . France | Gudrun Latten . Germany | Jerome Chia-Horng Lin . Taiwan | Steven Lopez . USA | Daleya Marohn . UK | Petra Mattes . Germany | Philip McKay . UK | Carlos Mendes de Faisca Kalhy . Spain | Carlos Mendoza . Italy | Frédérique Nolet de Brauwere . Belgium | Magdalena Nowak . UK | Amy Oestlund . Sweden | Katherine Oggier Chanda . Switzerland | Maria Cristina Ortiz Catedra . Spain | Vera Orzághová . Czech Republic | Barbara Parise . Italy | Gina Plunder . Germany | Lucia Alcaina Pozo . Spain | Salvatore Privitera . Italy | Igor Eugen Prokop . Hungary | Gabriele Prosser . Germany | Elke Reis . Germany | Juan Sebastian Rojas Medina . Colombia | Harri Salmi . Finland | Daniel Agra Sánchez . Spain | Anna Schmitzberger . Austria | Morisia Scurti . Italy | James Sham . USA | Darja Stefancic . Slovenia | Julie Stephenson . Australia | Madeleine Strindberg . UK | Danny Touw . Switzerland | Maël Traïca . France | Daniel Unger . Germany | Nargiza Usmanova . Canada | Ewout van Roon & David Wurczel . The Netherlands | Fernando Velazquez . UK | Oliver Weber . Spain | Chris Wortley – J’aimechristopher . UK | Sabina Woznica . Poland | Mira Yankova . Bulgaria | Shanglie Zhou . Belgium

 

ELEMENTS – FROM SHAPE TO SPACE
Anna Antarti . Greece | Benjamin Bubb . UK-Belgium | Nigal Goodship . UK | Lucie Harris . UK 

 

VENICE EXPERIMENTAL
Anastasija Kadiša . Switzerland | Athina Kanellopoulou . Greece

 

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The festival focuses on the concept of ANIMA MUNDI, that according to several historical cultures, religions and philosophical systems, is an intrinsic connection between all living entities on the planet, which relates to the world in a similar way as the human soul is connected to the human body.

Plato expressed his thought about the ANIMA MUNDI in the Timaeus, “this world is indeed a living being endowed with a soul and intelligence… a single visible living entity containing all other living entities, which by their nature are all related”.

ANIMA MUNDI is the invisible energy behind all the natural and the artificial elements that allows the planet to live. Thanks to the hidden connections of ANIMA MUNDI, all the ecosystems of the Earth, before and after the appearance of the mankind, found their equilibrium, their ways to live and to develop themselves, to transform and to evolve. All the beings of the planet, plants, minerals, animals are permeated by a secret force that has always stimulated the human thought and research.

 

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The festival aims to discover these multiple forms of hidden connections between the soul and the body, the mankind and the natural elements, the natural spaces and the cities. We invite artists to show their reflections about the various ways in which the ANIMA MUNDI expresses the relationships among all the existing entities and the natural and cultural systems, and to represent by their artistic works the processes of the evolution of the world in which we all live. Artists, designers and architects are invited to talk about ANIMA MUNDI through photo reportage of cities, hidden places, photographic documentaries, personal experiences, presenting their works of photography, painting, sculpture/installation, design and architecture, video-art and live performance.

ANIMA MUNDI festival is organized and curated by Luca Curci (architect, professor of Urban Planning and Interior Design at the Bahcesehir University BAU in the department of Rome, founder and director of LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS and It’s LIQUID Group) and Andrea Chinellato (director of Ca’ Zanardi).

 

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Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi
 is a residential palace dating back to the 16th century which, over the centuries, has been added on to by various noble Venetian families and is one of the most evocative and beautiful palaces in the city of Venice; the Serenissima. Sumptuous and possessing particular charm, Ca’ Zanardi is located in a most peaceful setting and has its own delightful private garden as well as a magnificent terrace full of sun and colour. Ca’ Zanardi is located close to the Ca’ D’Oro, the splendid 15th century gothic palace along the Grand Canal. It is located off the main tourist drag but is still easily reachable by foot, after a two minute walk from the Ca’ D’Oro water bus stop, or by boat using the palazzo’s private pier positioned along the fetching Santa Caterina canal. The refined elegance of the palazzo’s halls and common areas and the delicacy of its original 16th century furnishings create a fascinating setting.

 

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