Feedback release: CONTEMPORARY VENICE – Architectures of Identities | Venice
Palazzo Dolfin Bollani, Venice: July 04 – August 22, 2015
CONTEMPORARY VENICE – Architectures of Identities, international art exhibition of photography, video art, installation, painting and performance art, has been hosted in Venice, in the prestigious Palazzo Dolfin Bollani, from the 04th July to the 22th August, 2015.
During the opening of the event, on July 04 at Palazzo Dolfin Bollani, a huge number of visitors attended the show, with a rich presence of artists involved, live performances and videos’ premiers.
The event is curated by Arch. Luca Curci (director of International ArtExpo and It’s LIQUID Group) and Andrea Chinellato (director of Venice Art House and Ca’ Zanardi), and supported by Comune di Venezia and Provincia di Venezia.
For the first time in Venice we give audience the possibility to have private meetings with artists, to meet them personally and share their art and experience. Each event has a strong program of video art screenings and premiers projected in the both venues, art residencies, talks, workshops, live dj set, live experimental dance and art performances.
After many years of research and exhibitions about the evolution of the idea of identity, we ask artists to share their personal tales through artworks; to create a link between the personal experience and the audience; to tell us which are the stories and reasons beneath their works.
Simon Maarouf . UAE | Gabriella Parisi . Italy | Daniel Pesta . Czech Republic | Khulood Thani . UAE | Simonetta Venturini . Italy
Maheen Afghani . Pakistan | Dora Mejia Arango . Colombia | Jeanette Helleberg Dybvik . Norway | Frederico Evaristo . Brazil | Alexandra Foffano & Murmure Trinsant . Italy | Maria Clara De Cordova Contrucci . Brasil | Tunç Gençer . Turkey | Aysel Gozubuyuk . Turkey | Constanze Kratzsch . Germany | Lisa La Pietra . Italy | Gudrun Latten . Germany | Steve Mason . USA | Maria McClafferty . UK | Proyecto CC . Argentina | Nastaran Safaei . Iran | Robert Suermondt . Switzerland | Iveta Tomanová . Slovakia
ARTISTS SELECTED BY RITA CALENDA & CARLO FRANCESCO GALLI
Rita Bertrecchi . Italy | Antonio Giovanni Leone . Italy | Isa Locatelli . Italy | Francesco Mariani . Italy | Dino Valdelli . Italy | Egle Vezzoli . Italy | Laura Zeni . Italy
Palazzo Dolfin Bollani is a prestigious building located in Campo Santa Marina. Built in the second half of XIII century, it consists of 3 floors with a huge exhibition space. Palazzo Dolfin Bollani is in the heart of Venice, less than 5 minutes from Ponte di Rialto and San Marco square; and less than 15 minutes from Biennale Arsenale.
Starting from 2001, Luca Curci with International ArtExpo and It’s LIQUID Group, have curated and organized more than 80 contemporary art events, with the participation of about 2.500 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.