FEEDBACK RELEASE: SURFACES 2018
ITSLIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi
Venice | May 25 – November 25, 2018
ITSLIQUID GROUP, in collaboration with Venice Events and Ca’ Zanardi, is pleased to reveal the great accomplishment of SURFACES 2018 – ITSLIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival, from May 25 to November 25 2018, in Venice at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, during the same period of the Biennale Architettura 2018 – 16th International Architecture Exhibition.
SURFACES FESTIVAL 2018, curated by Arch. Luca Curci, consisted of three appointments: BODIES (May 25 – July 12), PLACES (July 26 – September 13), SPACES (September 27 – November 25), during which a vast selection of creatives from more than 40 country presented more than 700 works of painting, photography, installation/sculpture, video art, architecture, design and performance art.
During the Festival an experimental division dedicated to video and performing art has been presented: Venice Architecture Academy, an intensive experience that offered different prospective on the whole world of Architecture. It was composed by the VAAD – Venice Art + Architecture Days, with a rich program of talks, workshops and meetings happened during the opening days and the Summer Architecture Academy, with courses on architectural main themes, from Interior Design to Urban Planning.
SURFACES FESTIVAL 2018, durign six months, has offered amazing examples of invention and creativity in the artistic and architectural field, revealing an enchanting atmosphere.
The festival focuses on the concept of SURFACES, borders and structures between body, mind and soul, the human identity and the city, the space and the ground. The Festival analyzed the idea of human and urban places, how people live them and how they are modified in contemporary society. Every human being lives in a world in which surfaces shape their attitudes and behaviors, limiting freedom and creating a sense of alienation. The man reacts breaking the limits and finding a new way of life. We imagine a world of “liquid bodies and cities”, where differences create new possibilities, developing new structures, physical, intellectual and spiritual. The festival aimed to analyze the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between identities and cultural/physical/social/urban settings in contemporary time.
SURFACES FESTIVAL 2018 started with BODIES: the openings took place on May 25 at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and on May 26 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space. The BODIES structure is a research about the human physical identity, conceived not only as a material organic system, but also as an evolving organism with peculiar sensations, feelings and characteristics, in constant connection with other bodies and spaces. The human body connects us to the world.
Kimmel Eshkolot Architects . Israel
Gaia Adducchio . Italy | Kamleh Jawdat Saeed As’ad . Jordan | Alina Assenova . Bulgaria | Sandra Brazão . Mozambique | Pavel Berdon . Italy | Jelena Bosanac . Germany | Natalia Bazina . Russia | Orna L. Brock . Israel | Anne de Suède . Sweden | Dio Divine – Sandra Boom & Helen Watkins . UK | Jean-Marie Gitard . France | Adam Henry . UK | Katya Kan . UK | Alexia Kalteis . Austria | Alexander Kaprichev . Bulgaria | Matej Kejzar . Belgium | Daniel Lantsuz . Israel | Giovanni Leonarduzzi & Claudia Latini (Compagnia Bellanda) . Italy | Anna Lewis . UK | Yuichi Onouchi . Japan | Héctor Rafael . Puerto Rico | pH15 . Slovenia | Nicholas Rose . Jamaica | Mateja Rusak . Croatia | Natalia Sardi . Belgium | JC Trouboul . UK | Alek Staff . Poland | Tim Stokes . UK | Stanislava Stoyanova . Bulgaria | Mohamed Thara . France | Hester van Tongerlo . The Netherlands | Christopher Wawrinofsky . USA | Xtóbal (Christophe Berville Faghel) . Spain
The second appointment of SURFACES FESTIVAL 2018, PLACES, opened to the public on July 26 at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and on July 27 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space. PLACES are connected to the concept of time, memories, borders and disorders. Places are tangible and finite unit of space. We can experience places through body or senses. This division of the festival invites artists and architects to explore new grounds, searching a new vision of contemporary places, related to new human behaviors, city transformations and everyday life needs.
PALAZZO CA’ ZANARDI
SOLO EXHIBITION Rudolf Leitner Gründberg . Austria curated by Marilena Streit-Bianchi
Dominika J Rostocka . Poland | LINK Landskap . Norway
Frederika Adam . USA | Alina Assenova . Belgium | Luz Bañón. Spain | Pavel Berdon . Italy | Patricia Carvalho . Portugal | Federico Dal Pozzo . Italy | Marek Jaśkowiec . Poland | Alkistis Kafetzi & Vasiliki Biska . Germany | Zinaida Kubar . Ukraine | Anastasia Lobkovski . Finland | Georgina Lohan . Canada | Studio LOKA (Lorena Hernandez & Jérémie Kalil) . France | Karin Monschauer . Switzerland | Liana Psarologaki . UK | Francesca Saraullo . Belgium | Taylor Simone . USA | Yulianus Yaps . Indonesia | Monika Zabel . Germany/USA with contribution of Joerg Broska . Germany
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space
Arkkitehdit Casagrande Oy . Finland | Heikki Kaikkonen . Finland | Kimmel Eshkolot Architects . Israel | Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects . Finland | TEZ Architekci . Poland
Bikkel Artist . The Netherlands | Patrizia Casagranda . Germany | Federico Dal Pozzo . Italy | Sherry Huang . UK | Chris “Toffears” Irons . Belgium | Alkistis Kafetzi & Vasiliki Biska . Germany | Zinaida Kubar . Ukraine | Rudolf Leitner Gruendberg . Austria | Po Cheng Liao . Taiwan | Anastasia Lobkovski . Finland | Studio LOKA (Lorena Hernandez & Jérémie Kalil) . France | Ivanno Macci . Canada | Urmi Roy Magoon . Germany | Lennart Normann . Germany | Florian Schaller . Austria | Jesus Segura . Spain | Toni Simó . Spain | Taylor Simone . USA
The openings of SPACES, the last appointment of SURFACES FESTIVAL 2018, took place on September 27 at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and on September 28 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space. SPACES are abstract, infinite and conceptual. Are associated with a sense of freedom and infinite extension. Primarily experienced with the mind, spaces redefining their limits and borders, transforming surfaces in open flow of pure ideas.
PALAZZO CA’ ZANARDI
Letizia Artioli & Olimpia Starzycka . Italy/Poland | Katharina Koeglberger with SPLITTERWERK . Austria
Anand PKC . India | Colin Andrews . UK | Fran Apprich & Fabrizio Urettini . Italy | Letizia Artioli & Daniele Cusmano . Italy |Angeliki Hatzi, Vasia Paspali, Alexia Karavela . Greece | Natalia Bazina . Russia | Marie-Héléne Beaudry . Canada | Elysa Belessakos . USA | Patricia Borges . Brazil | Ece Canguden . Turkey | Caitlin Carter . Switzerland | Abigail Child . USA | Paul Christener . Switzerland | Anne-Marie Cosgrove . Canada | Caterina De Fusco . Italy | Benjamin De Vuyst . Belgium | Katerina Drakopoulou . Greece | Lida Driva . UK | Lucas Van Eeghen . The Netherlands | Michael Gatzke . Germany | Maria Gedroc . USA | Felipe Antonio Tello Gonzalez . Chile | Gisela Elisa Heredia . Argentina/Austria | Tapio Hirvonen . Finland | Marek Jaśkowiec . Poland | Przemysław Jeżmirski . Poland | Maria José Cabral . Portugal | Lotta-Pia Kallio . Finland | Janelin Kinnunen & Satu Haiko (I/O) . Finland | Mona Illa (Julia Illa) . Spain | Zinaida Kubar . Ukraine | Harald Kuks (Kimbaz) . Austria | Oan Kyu . Italy | Keith Lam Yan Kit . Hong Kong | Derwin Leiva . USA | Georgina Lohan . Canada | Raúl López Herrera . Mexico | Doreen Maloney . USA | Johanna Mangold & Jan-Hendrik Pelz . Germany | Claudia Mayer-Mallenau . Austria | MELTING DANCE ART (Christina Nikolaidis-Strommer) . Austria | Simone Monney . Switzerland | Obaku Denmark . Denmark | Aneta Panek . Germany | Monica Pla . Spain | Cristina Pittoni . Italy | Liana Psarologaki . UK | Katarzyna Podgórska-Glonti . Poland | Marina Radulj & Monika Ponjavić . Bosnia and Herzegovina | Valerie Rey . France/Costa Rica | Jung yun Roh . UK | Hiroko Saigusa . Japan | Özlem Sariyildiz . Germany | Nitzan Satt . Israel | Ifat Shatzky . USA | J. Michael Simpson . USA | Tejbir Singh . Bahrain | Mauricio Soria . Mexico | Robyn Squires . USA | Rugovaj Stivi . Belgium | Darko Taleski . Macedonia | Mikhail Torich . USA | Monica Vaccari . Switzerland | Mataya Waldenberg . Austria | Roberta Weissman Nagy & Christian Pinzan . Croatia | Yulianus Yaps . Indonesia | William Ye . Canada | Olga Winiarczyk . Poland
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space
FADS (Ryumei Fujiki & Yukiko Sato) . Japan | Kimmel Eshkolot Architects . Israel | Peter Kuczia . Germany
Shafaq Ahmad . USA | Karina Al Zu’bi . Bahrein | Maryam Alsindi . Bahrein | Colin Andrews . UK | Ahmad Zakii Anwar . Malaysia | Fran Apprich & Fabrizio Urettini . Italy | Elysa Belessakos . USA | Patricia Borges . Brazil | Orna L. Brock . Israel | Abigail Child . USA | Lucylmar Delgado . Puerto Rico | Benjamin De Vuyst . Belgium | Lucas Van Eeghen . The Netherlands | Maria Gedroc . USA | Darcie Goldberg & Rhoda Kahler . USA | Felipe Antonio Tello Gonzalez . Chile | Samantha Hodder & Oli Sansom . Canada | Przemysław Jeżmirski . Poland | Thomas Jordan . USA | Janelin Kinnunen & Satu Haiko (I/O) . Finland | Oan Kyu . Italy | Raúl López Herrera . Mexico | Doreen Maloney . USA | Johanna Mangold & Jan-Hendrik Pelz . Germany | MELTING DANCE ART (Christina Nikolaidis-Strommer) . Austria | Gabriele Middelmann . Germany | Kyriakos Miltiadous . Cyprus | Joonhong Min . UK | Obaku Denmark . Denmark | Marina Radulj & Monika Ponjavić . Bosnia and Herzegovina | Valerie Rey . France/Costa Rica | Jung yun Roh . UK | Luana Rossetti . Germany | Chloe Martina Salvi . UK | Özlem Sariyildiz . Germany | J. Michael Simpson . USA | Meliha Sözeri . Turkey | Darko Taleski . Macedonia | Ayshia Taskin . Scotland | Bissera Videnova . USA | Mataya Waldenberg . Austria | Roberta Weissman Nagy & Christian Pinzan . Croatia | Olga Winiarczyk . Poland | Gisele Zanellato . Belgium
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THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, located in San Marco square, in the heart of Venice is available to host solo show and group exhibitions of the most talented emerging and established artists, designers and architects selected by our professional team among the numerous show participation requests.
Overlooking the unique San Marco square, THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space presents a rich program of exhibitions, talks, meetings, workshops and courses about art, architecture, design and fashion with architects, designers, artists, collectors, art critics, curators, dealers, and other personalities of the International art, architecture and design world. Being part of our program is an exciting opportunity to improve your network and get new inspirations.
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space is a fascinating and prestigious venue where our professional team will be at your disposal to assist you, offering a unique exhibition experience, giving you the opportunity to display your artworks in Venice, one of the most suggestive cities in the art world, and broadening your artistic career and exhibition background.
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 colours. 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.