Feedback release: ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL 2019 – RITUALS

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

Feedback release: ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL 2019 – RITUALS
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space | May 09 – July 05, 2019
Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi | May 12 – July 05, 2019

ITSLIQUID Group is pleased to share the great result of ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL 2019 – RITUALS that has exceeded all expectations. Curated by Arch. Luca Curci (founder and director of THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, ITSLIQUID Group and Luca Curci Architects), the openings took place at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, in Venice.

ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL 2019 – RITUALS is running from May 09 to July 05, 2019 during the same period of the 58th Venice Biennale, curated by Ralph Rugoff and organized by La Biennale di Venezia 2019, chaired by Paolo Baratta. This year ITSLIQUID Group is honored to present the exhibition of Osten Pavilion of the Republic of North Macedonia at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, with the special participation of Mice Jankulovski and Olga Tobreluts, curated by Zsolt Petranyi and Kornelija Koneska. 

ITSLIQUID Group will begin a charity initiative aimed to support some of the most important no-profit organizations that are internationally involved in the environmental protection, such as United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, One Tree Planted, The Ocean Cleanup and Plastic Oceans. Indeed, they will have some interesting talks during CONSCIOUSNESS and VISIONS, the following ANIMA MUNDI’s appointments. This choice comes from the essence of ANIMA MUNDI in which everything is related to the living entities of the planetClick here for more information.

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.

                                                                                                  Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019                                                                                           

The opening at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi has been graced by the stunning performances of international artists, such as the thrilled show of Elena Mildner, who has exhibited a new way of live painting, using skatebording as an art tool, thanks to the skateboarders David Struber and Martin Birnbaumer; the painted waves created an “information calligraphy” on the canvas to represent their emotions and connect them with the viewer. Brioni‘s performance “It’s only you” sets a magnetic experience combining art and music, indeed she plays her paintings live through her voice, influenced by the electronic world that follows the trip-hop wave created by the greats of the 90’s; through her art she wants to show an abstact world of love and dreams. The meditation “About the leaves” by Satoko Fukuda focused on how the body’s energy expands through its journey from zero to one, just like as a tree’s leaves fall down to earth, return to zero and are then reincarnated. Through “Showtime”, Alina Sokulska transforms a jazz performance from a mere entertainment for guests into a deeper and personal thing, that goes beyond the show itself and overwhelms the inner reality.

The exhibition has been enriched by the presence of artists like Katya Traboulsi with her sculptures characterized by the emotional intensity with which she confronts the effects of the Lebanese civil war; Esin Cakir with her “Awakening” series tries to focus the attention on the inner instead of the surface of things; Özlem Başer realizes, through her sculptures, the fact that all beings are interacting with each other, all are part of the Whole Universe with all its energies. Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi’s cultural dynamism has been created also by the Synergy Group represented by Alia AldiqsAlmaha AlmutlaqHeba GabrKhalai Jimase and Nosheen Mohammad, five dynamic female artists who fight for promoting peace, cultural and religious tolerance and Michele Tombolini, supported by Galleria Contini Contemporary London and AsrtStat,  who with his satirical installation “La Mendicante”, wants people to ponder over wealth and poverty and the slight gap between them.

At THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space there have been many artists who have contributed to its splendor, like Mark Anthony Taylor who reminds us that “Time” defines every moment, connects and separates people, brings both clarity and confusion, and that the choices of the people make inevitably hold the possibility of multiple consequences. Asher Mains‘s “Sea Lungs” portraies a praise to the sea, to which people are strictly connected, since it represents the source of humans’ life force, both ethically and physiologically, by giving cardiovascular and pulmonary benefit to our body. Alison Jackson, a multi award winning artist, explores the cult of celebrity: in her artworks likeness becomes real and fantasy touches on the believable; in fact, her art wants to show celebrity in paradoxical situations like in the photos “Will and Kate in the bath”, “Diana finger up” and the provocative “Trump and Miss Mexico”, demonstrating that while seeing is believing, the truth is entirely another story. Natalie Massa Berdugo‘s art has a strong focus on nature and with “Lost in the forest Act. I” she represents a birch trees having no beginning and no ending because the observer is found to be in the middle of the forest; while this gives a mysterious spin to the painting, it also carries a beautiful message of hope and adventure. Another important personality is Daniel Pešta, whose works have been exhibited several times at MuMo Museum Montanelli, focuses on the theme of mysteries of human existence, the fragile nature of intimacy and the role of man within society, like in his video “I’m Vertical” showed in both our locations

Multiculturalism, powerful messages and dutifulness are the key words of ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL.   
                                                                                                                                                                 

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

                                                                                                                  

organized by ITSLIQUID Group
curator Luca Curci
in collaboration with Venice Events, Ca’ Zanardi
project manager Giulia Tassi
project coordinators Viola Persico, Sofia Rastelli
collaborators Amaride Ferrante, Martina Moratello, Gaia Persichetti
graphic designers Valentina Madeddu, Annapaola Visaggio

VENUES
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space
Calle Larga San Marco, 374 – 30124 Venice, Italy
May 09 – July 05, 2019
From Monday to Friday | 09:30 AM – 05:30 PM (free entry)
Closed on Saturday and Sunday              

Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi
Cannaregio 4132 – 30121 Venice, Italy
May 12 – July 05, 2019
From Monday to Friday | 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM (free entry)
Closed on Saturday and Sunday           

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Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space

                                                                                                       

SELECTED ARTISTS
                                   
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space
Irem Arcasoy . Turkey | Stella Bach . Austria | Naqiba Bergefurt . The Netherlands | Suzy Birstein . Canada | Day Bowman . UK | Dascha Esselius . Sweden | Nancy Gifford . USA | Alison Jackson . UK | Mathias Kniepeiss . Austria | Gabriele Lockstaedt . Germany | Asher Mains . Grenada | Nathalie Massa Berdugo . France | Elio Parodi . Portugal | Daniel Pešta . Czech Republic | Monica Pla . Spain | Mark Anthony Taylor . UK | Freya Tewelde . UK | Vandana . India                                  

Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi
Osten Pavilion of the Republic of North Macedonia
Artists: Mice Jankulovski, Olga Tobreluts | Curators: Kornelija Koneska, Zsolt Petranyi

Shafaq Ahmad . USA | Alawiyyah Alamoudi . SAU | Alia Aldiqs . SAU | Berna Atlihan . Turkey | Özlem Başer . Turkey | Terry Beard . UK | Martin Birnbaumer, Elena Mildner, David Struber . Austria | Suzy Birstein . Canada | Irena Bockai, Ana Katulic, Katrin Radovani . Croatia | Brioni . UK | Mad Bu | Esin Cakir . Turkey | Edelweiss Calcagno . USA | Vincent de Haan . The Netherlands | Dascha Esselius . Sweden | Valeria Fano . France | Satoko Fukuda . UK | Heba Gabr . UK | Sylvia Gérardin . France | Nancy Gifford . USA | Alison Jackson . UK | Khalai Jimase . Kenya | Edgard Mazigi . Lebanon | Nosheen Mohammad . Syria | Elio Parodi . Portugal | Daniel Pešta . Czech Republic | Lena Rykner . Israel | Alina Sokulska . Spain | Stanislava Stoyanova . Bulgaria | Iris Sun Art . Greece | Freya Tewelde . UK | Michele Tombolini . Italy | Melek Toraman . Turkey | Katya Assouad Traboulsi . Lebanon | Vandana . India | Catherine Vasseur . France | Goda Zukauskaite . The Netherlands                                                                                                               

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019
Image courtesy of Luca Curci | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

                                                                                                      

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.

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”.
                                                                                                                 

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ITSLIQUID Group includes a section dedicated to international art events’ organization that manages exhibitions of photography, video art, installation and painting; it organizes solo and collective shows, art residencies and international contests. Its object is to use new technologies to globalize the language of art, to connect artists working in every part of the world. Since its beginning, the group has organized more than 250 events all around the world, involving more than 5,000 artists, in more than 60 international venues in Mexico, Poland, Turkey, Argentina, Canada, Italy, Australia, USA, Portugal, Colombia, Croatia, Greece, India, etc. Most of the last events have been realized in museums (CCCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona in Spain, NCCA – National Center for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, etc.), galleries and private foundations.

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THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space                                                                                          

THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space
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

                                                                                                   

Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi
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.

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70122 Bari (Italy)

Calle Larga San Marco, 374
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Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019
Image courtesy of Luca Curci | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

                          

Feedback release: Anima Mundi Festival - Rituals 2019Image courtesy of Luca Curci | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi

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