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

 

ANIMA MUNDI festival, organized and curated by Arch. Luca Curci (director of It’s LIQUID Group) and Andrea Chinellato (director of Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi), has been inaugurated on May 13, 2017 in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi with the first appointment RITUALS, the collateral events: ELEMENTS – FROM SHAPE TO SPACE and Venice Experimental Video and Performance Art Festival. The festival exhibits the selected artworks of video art, painting, photography and installation of important and emerging artists, coming from more than 20 nations.

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

 

Supported by
Dsdgroup – Building Culture | LASALLE | NAC – Singapore | J White Framing | Sentir Penafiel | Shairart

 

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The selected artists from Philippines/France Allanrey Migz Salazar & Joe Datuin attend the opening of ANIMA MUNDI festival, and they present the great artworks: Anting-anting (Charm), The ring and Kababalaghan (Phenomenon), created in the year 2017.

The German artists Amalia Gil-Merino and Astrid Charlotte Wintgens are also presentes during the opening at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi. Amalia Gil-Merino shows her oil on canvas: Ritual of Jade and Astrid Charlotte Wintgens exhibits her photography work: Deep Sense.

 

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Léa Porré, French artist that lives in UK, exhibits 2 installation works, titled: Le Roi est mort vive le Roi and created in plaster. These works are composited in more pieces, focus of her installation.

Hannah Rocchi & Sean Wirz, artists from Switzerland display their videoart work: Akasha, that moves effortlessly on the shores of the world. According to the artists idea: “Akasha overcomes gravity, explores the deepest of waters and fuels with its power the eternal flame of life. Akasha knows no space, no time. This high-tension dance short offers the viewer a surreal encouter with the sovereign of earth, air, water and fire..”

 

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Christine Heitler, a professional painter from Austria, exhibits the selected work: Oyster, an “explosion of colors” on canvas, her work contains intuitive and experimental fine art; mostly influenced by her experiences from worldwide travel. For Christine, painting means liberation from strictly following rules; there are no regulations or parameters, her artworks show her openness to new experiences.

The Italian artist Giacomo Bevanati, bachelored in Product design with a Master’s degree in Architecture, presents a installation-mask: Plague, created by steel wire, it shows its lightness and particularity of the plot of the material, that could be worn as a mask. Since an early stage he felt interesting in the visual perception of the volumes, light, transparences, light materials, and how the eye treat the mind with a toughful use of them. 

 

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Ispired by a new species of abstraction brewing in the land of Neo-Expressionism, the German artist Petra Mattes shows her artwork: ..in my mind... According to the thought of Byron Coleman, critic of Andy Warhol, “One of the most innovative things about Mattes´s paintings is how successfully she synthesizes seemingly disparate tendencies. For while the general thrust of her compositions is somewhat minimalist, often with overall elements dispersed over generally monochromatic color fields, her vigorous paint handling results in a wide variety of subtle visual incident.” 

Carlos Regueira Mosquera, artist from Spain, exhibits: Baker’s falls and Ribera V, in which the sober colors are uppermost, his paitings move between earth colors, ochre and vermillion, sometimes reaching extremes, from absolutely white expanses to the deepest darkness, using mixed media, often combining plaster, marble dust or iron filings. His works are focused on abstraction and often inspired by landscape, works, and often he refers to as “Non-landscape landscapes”. 

 

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The multidisciplinary German artist Samira Freitag displays her documentary video-art Écorché. She deals with subjects which literally get under your skin, beacuse she is interested in the surface of skin. According to her idea: “The part of ‘skinning’ of human bodies plays a special role in art history. It’s known as metaphor for the zone of inner and outer knowledge of life. The topic offers the physical as well psychological aspects of it. This subject led me to the Greek Myth of ‘Marsyas’. My short movie addresses this issue and shows results of how I created a three dimensional work based on living matter, my own body, by making castings of my body and assembling the pieces into a sculpture.”

 

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The Art Historian Ursula Radel-Leszczynski, coming form Poland and living in Austria, presents her acrylic on canvas: Waiting for the Summer, Silver Sailing and Sending Postcards from L.A. No.5. At first, she realized abstract paintings, and recently she started a series of figurative paintings, which deal mostly with people and their perception of arts. One of the art critics wrote about her painting: “..The paintings do not have formal geometry, but they certainly don’t lack structure, which comes from the twists and turns of the brush strokes. Each touch of the brush, contriving both breadth and synthesis, brings to the whole a character of unusual weight. It has a life of its own, and giving off an individual radiance it goes towards bringing about that overall harmony which can be likened to that of a musical symphony..”

 

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Jack Paffett, artist from UK shows his paintings: On the brink of and No Shadow, in which reflect the influences of the surrounding environment. Glimpses of patterns, repetitions and forms from the landscape are referenced, but never solid in there formation. Each painting sits in a state of tension between construction and destruction, leaving the viewer to decipher the ambiguous spaces in front of them.

The Italian artist Barbara Parise displays her Dungeness The Movie, an art film, experimental to the core, about the UK (Kent) location Dungeness, where the danger, the beauty and the utter shame co-exist. It is a project that has been in the works for over six years. It has been a real struggle and a very laborious process. It was born in 2010 as an ‘art film’ and as a collaboration with late French Avantgarde composer and thereminist Laurent Dailleau who passed away prematurely and very sadly in 2013. 

 

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Ewout van Roon, coming from The Netherlands, displays his films: Magical Spiral Wonderspiraal and Kringels. The abstract of Magical Spiral Wonderspiraal is part of a film clip of ink in water 43 seconds long that has been reworked into a film where the images have been slowed down to 1% of the original speed. The movement is then barely noticable and it looks like an abstract painting. The film Kringels looks like a slow moving abstract painting, mainly, in black and rose tints. The images are of the water and shadows of ships in the harbour of Marmaris in Turkey. They are close ups which were then slowed down. Through a change in speed and the length of the film each copy can be made unique.

The Chinese artist Sze Wai Wong presents her works, from the series Oasis: Not Explored and Dehydrating, in which there is a reflection of the images that Sze Wai Wong observed in her mind. According to her idea: “This series took off when I waslost and depressed. Thus, it performs as my unique way to seek comfort from my heart. From time to time, images came to me. I captured and depicted them in the artworks. Sometimes, my consciousness becomes an outsider and it looks back on the reflections of herself hiding in prohibited places, solitarily.”

 

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During the opening of the event has been presented the live performances of international artists, like the Austrian artist Sebastiano Sing who presents “Yves in Eden“. His performance turns the symbolic story of Adam and Eve in the Garden Eden and the “kick-out” of Paradise into an ongoing ritual.
Laura Astorri and Andrea Jose’ Bordoni from Italy shows the performance “Organo Lento“, in which “the elemental Spirits are dancing: an ancient body memoir calls them on the stage. A metamorphosis occurs. “
New Zealand artist, working in Australia, Kelly Malone performed “Reign of Contexti–Venice” as the Queen of Contexti. Dressed in a 16th century costume from Nicolao Atelier to match the era of Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, complete with a woven strip of her text-weave across her hat, she silently rained “contexti” (made from her handwritten and torn journal pages) by waving a Venetian fan under her reigning hand which held the contexti. The airflow of the fan lifted contexti from her reigning hand and she proceeded to walk into this rain of contexti. 

 

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SELECTED ARTISTS
Laura Astorri & Andrea Jose’ Bordoni . Italy | Era Berki . The Netherlands | Giacomo Bevanati . UK | Eduardo Darino . Uruguay | Andrew DeCaen . USA | Elvin Díaz . Dominican Republic | Julia Dubovik . USA | Annie Edney . Australia | Dascha Esselius . Sweden-Czech Republic | Amalia Gil-Merino . Germany | Antonia Pia Gordon . UAE | Christine Heitler . Austria | Behruz Heschmat . Austria | David Köfler . Austria | Heesoo Kwon . South Korea | Lana Leuchuk . Sweden | Johanna Mangold & Jan-Hendrik Pelz . Germany | Carlos Mendoza . Italy | Allanrey Migz Salazar & Joe Datuin . France-Philippines | Gina Plunder . Germany | Léa Porré . UK | Hannah Rocchi & Sean Wirz . Switzerland | Sebastiano Sing . Austria | Elisabeth Stephan . Germany | Tibor Toth . Slovakia | Astrid Charlotte Wintgens . Germany | Susan Yeung How Wah . Singapore | Shanglie Zhou . Belgium

 

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ELEMENTS – FROM SHAPE TO SPACE
Pavel Berdon . Italy | Eva Chelmecka . Poland | Ana Teresa da Rocha Lopes Rego . UK | Samira Freitag . Germany | Petra Mattes . Germany | Jack Paffett . UK | Anel Pala . Bosnia and Herzegovina | Barbara Parise . Italy | Ursula Radel-Leszczynski . Austria | Carlos Regueira Mosquera . Spain | Allanrey Migz Salazar . Philippines-France | Marco Sgarbossa . Italy | Dusan Swalens . Czech Republic | Sze Wai Wong . China | Wasabi Yun Yen . Taiwan

Venice Experimental Video and Performance Art Festival
Juan Carlos Guzman Navarro . Dominican Republic | Kelly Melone . New Zealand-Australia | Ewout van Roon . The Netherlands | Snow Yunxue Fu . USA 

 

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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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