Feedback release: FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES | Venice
Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi & Venice Art House – August 04, 2016
FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES, the second appointment of BORDERS festival, introduces the artworks of relevant architects and artists from more than 20 nations.
BORDERS, International Art and Architecture Festival, curated by Arch. Luca Curci (director of It’s LIQUID Group) and Andrea Chinellato (director of Venice Art House and Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi), is hosted in Venice, at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House, from August 04 to September 29, 2016.
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The event open the doors on August 04, 2016 at Venice Art House and Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi with the live performances of national and international artists, like Pavel Berdon, Duo Hypnogogia (Lucilla Trapazzo & Maria Francesca Palli), Silvia Pipponzi, Glynis Ackermann with her partners Steve Ritter and Peter Rueegg, Esther Bunting, Delpha Hudson & Nigel Bispham, Alexandra Holownia, Amanda Mary Tess Staples, Elisabeth Van Dam, Anajara Laisa Amarante, Hannah Berestizhevsky, Joss Carter and Slavica Marin.
FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES presents an amazing selection of architectural projects, video art screenings, photography, painting, and installation works. The event is daily attended by many national and international visitors in both venues, opened until the end of September.
At Venice Art House the artist Clyde McGill from Australia, attending the opening in Venice, presents his installation Borderunborder. According to the artist’s ideas is “an exhibition that we are inside of and outside of, intensive and poetic, participatory”; a “performance by the audience, using creation of sound as noise“; and then “a construction of small movement sensors, creating sound across a number of borders and spaces”.
Christian Klute, a German artist best known for his detailed portrait art with a marginally twisted dark touch, presents Gaahl and Ulmer Münster. His biggest inspirations are elderly human faces which radiate some kind of depth and fragmentation.
Behrooz Daresh, artist from Iran, exhibit his work Entitled consisted of hundreds small hanged bicycles, and it is a happening, that shows us the aesthetic of descending and Toppling.
The artist Jiří Matějů, presented by the Hauch Gallery (Prague), is considered a solitary figure on the Czech scene, working quietly and intently on developing his own unique artistic style. During the event FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES he shows the works: Sky Blue III and Black Surface.
MASKE+SUHREN, BERLIN NEW WEST – “Berlin revives for ever”, the second stage of development of the subject that constituted their first intervention in Borders. According to the architects works, this work is “making a conceptual shift, from an emotional-experiential view to a more assortative and structural approach“.
Us is more is the architectural project of Paulo Merlini Arquitetos from Portugal. Their main concern is to create spaces that give people the right stimuli, positively influencing their homeostatic levels.
The first floor of Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi hosts the paintings of RexChouk, emerged artist from USA and presented by the Arts & Culture Coordinator Delia Flanagan. His art is a contemporary commentary of our system: characters and expressions imbued with icons and slang from global pop culture.
Canadian-German artist Sharon Ventura presents her acrylics paintings on canvas: Cherry Blossom, Down by the “C” and Heart of the matter. Her affinity for the works of Henri Matisse, Toulouse Lautrec, and Andy Warhol speak to her vision and direction.
Atelier Morales, the duo of French architects and artists, composed by Teresa Ayuso and Juan Luis Morales, exhibit 2 selected works of their series Arqueologia – Heritage drifting: Arqueologia n.19 and Arqueologia n.20.
American artist Catherine Widgery, in collaboration and coordination with the German glass fabricator Glasmalerei Peters, proposes the artworks Lux Lucis and Plié.
The artist Yelizavyeta Ovdiyenko from Germany presents Blue Light and Colibri. Her artworks reflect the various styles, developping graphical work, nude painting and expressive abstract representation.
According to the world of the project coordinator of the festival, architect Domenico Fallacara: “The fragmentation of identities is considered as a moltiplication of possibilities. In this central exhibition of BORDERS festival, different identities express themselves through a deep artistic research. Personal, cultural and community identities are reflected in a beautiful deforming mirror, composing a group of new ideas, a range of opportunities that strive to the creation of future“.
FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES – Human identities are both separated and related one to another into a big mosaic that complete the existence and the world culture. All the identities can be considered as fragmented pieces of human being, ready to be unique and shareable in a universe with physical limits. In art people are mixed together in a melting pot of sensation and fluctuating emotions. The challenge is to see all those fragmented identities, recognize and use them to see things through many different points of view and imagination in order to broke all barriers and boundaries of every day’s life and to create the relationship between man and space, including man-built and natural spaces. There is not a unique perspective on our unconscious beings and identities, showing how things are rarely whole or perfect.
Annvil . Latvia | Larisa Bulibasa . Romania | KAMJZ . Poland | MASKE+SUHREN ARCHITEKTEN UND DESIGNER . Germany | PAULO MERLINI ARQUITETOS . Portugal | pS Arkitektur . Sweden | YAMAZAKI KENTARO DESIGN WORKSHOP . Japan
Atelier Morales (Teresa Ayuso & Juan Luis Morales) . France | Behrooz Daresh . Iran | Francoise Gaujour . France | Jiří Matějů . Czech Republic | Clyde McGill . Australia | Daniel Pešta . Czech Republic
ARTIST PRESENTED BY DELIA FLANAGAN
RexChouk . USA
Glynis Ackermann & Peter Rueegg & Steve Ritter . Switzerland-UK | Tizo All . Germany | Anajara Laisa Amarante . Germany | Waléria Américo . Portugal | Kevin Badni . UAE | Pavel Berdon . Italy | Hannah Berestizhevsky . Spain | Gaby Browett . Ireland | Esther Bunting . UK | María Camila Cepeda . Colombia | Joss Carter . UK | Jade Chorkularb . UK | Jonas Czesany . Czech Republic | Chelle Destefano . Australia | Chris Dickerson . USA | Brigitte Dietz . Germany | Ana Clara Diquattro . Argentina | Duo Hypnogogia (Lucilla Trapazzo & Maria Francesca Palli) . Italy | Helmut Eding . Austria | Carmen Esnaola . Argentina | Dascha Esselius . Czech Republic-Sweden | Lisa Evans . UK | Giulia Filippi . Italy | Anne-May Fossnes . Norway | Pilar Garcia Calero . Spain | Danny Germansen . Denmark | Ross Gribben . UK | Fernando Holguin Cereceres . UK | Alexandra Holownia . Germany | Delpha Hudson & Nigel Bispham . UK | Wioleta Kaminska . Poland | Christian Klute . Germany | Ursula Kraft . France | Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson . USA | Piotr Krysiak . Poland | Maria Magnusson . Sweden | Anja Malec . Norway | Gail Mancuso . USA | Slavica Marin . Croatia | Blake McConnell . USA | Whitney McVeigh . UK | Maria Merfeld . Israel | Natasha S. Monfared . Iran | Yelizavyeta Ovdiyenko . Germany | Morag Paterson . UK | Simona Petrauskaite . Germany | Silvia Pipponzi . Italy | Tatiana Rivero Sanz . Canada | Torild Rødland . Norway | Johanna Schartau . Swenden | Morgan Scholaert . Canada | Natalie Schwartz . USA | Yi Chien Shen . UK | Marit Silsand . Norway | Dimitra Skandali . Greece-USA | Zuzana Sojkova . UK | Amanda Mary Tess Staples . USA | Yusuke Sugiyama . Japan | Cecilia Suhr . USA | Ravinder Surah . UK | Susan Talbot Hoffmann . USA | Abraham Tesfasilasie . USA | Lien Truong . USA | Elisabeth Van Dam & Jessica Kelly . Belgium | Sharon Ventura . Germany | Marta Wapiennik . Poland | Catherine Widgery . USA
Venice Art House is an art gallery located in Venice (Cannaregio 1863C), with a dimension of 250 sqm and two water entrances. Starting from the opening of the space, It’s LIQUID Group, under the direction of Luca Curci, in collaboration with the director of the gallery, Andrea Chinellato, has organized several exhibitions monthly.
Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi (Cannaregio 4132, Venice) 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. 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 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.
Starting from 2001, Luca Curci with It’s LIQUID Group, has curated and organized more than 150 contemporary art events, with the participation of about 5.000 international artists from all-over the world (UK, Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Portugal, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Germany, Turkey, Poland, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Israel, UAE, Russia, Thailand, etc.) with an average of 45 artworks exhibited in each show (with a maximum of 108 artists involved in the great MORPHOS festival held in Venice during the Architecture Biennale 2014). The organization has international partnerships with art venues in Italy, Turkey, USA, Spain, Argentina, UK, Middle East, etc., and collaborates with museums, galleries and institutions such as MuMo – Museum Montanelli in Prague, Laura Haber Gallery in Buenos Aires, MIXER gallery in Istanbul and MECA art center in Almeria.
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