Feedback release: CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2019
ITSLIQUID International Art Show
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space | December 05, 2019 – January 10, 2020
Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi | December 06, 2019 – January 10, 2020
ITSLIQUID GROUP, in collaboration with Venice Events and Ca’ Zanardi, is pleased to share the remarkable success of CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2019 – ITSLIQUID International Art Show. Curated by Arch. Luca Curci (founder and director of THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, ITSLIQUID Group and Luca Curci Architects), the exhibition took place at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space from December 05 2019 to January 10 2020 and in Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, in Venice, from December 06 2019 to January 10 2020.
CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2019 focuses on the theme of IDENTITIES and on the relationship between man, society and contemporary cities, exploring the lifestyles and the ways of being that run on a parallel level of our ordinary life.
The sixth edition of CONTEMPORARY VENICE opened its doors on December 05 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space: a fabulous opening party, where a wide variety of artists coming from all over the world shared their perception of the Art Show in many ways.
The works of Daphna Katzor Laszlo depict a world taken over by technological development, where people lose touch with nature and are rendered disconnected and distant. Timo Frank makes people think: he focuses its work on the expression of the body in a single moment – it’s the first moment of contact of a falling body but there is no movement, no relation to speed or falling height. You can decide for yourself: is this moment real or a constructed reality? And does this even matter? Cristina Sanpaolesi prefers not the noble subjects of antiquity, but the humanity and vulnerability of ordinary people, while Florian Nörl redefines the boundaries of the textile medium in the visual arts: an interaction of plastic and pictorial exploration of the textile material which result is a colorful creation with a velvety touch.
On December 06 the opening has been held in Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi: a marvelous location made even more beautiful thanks to the creations of the artists like Abdel Hadi El Wachachi who “practice sculpture as an antibiotic to preserve my humanity for more than twenty years” or Anne Lise Kaaby who paints in layers creating a surface that is pleasing and brings the viewers attention to explore the several levels of this process, as well as the creations of Daniel Renè and of Norma De Saint Picman. The atmosphere has been made magical by Marie Kassapian‘s performance, which concept is based on “Barbie’s syndrome”, a phenomenon that puts a woman under a continuous process of trying to win confirmation and acceptance from the others, mainly in terms of her external appearance; by Nikoleta Koutitsa & Karolina Theleriti, with “This is not what you see”: they use an illusion in order to suggest narratives, but that meaning is suspended, as in our dreams. A desire to surprise through playfulness, sense of doubt opened up to wonder, and wonder opened up to doubt. The perfomance of Sunara Begum & Tunde Jegede confronts how much of us we have taken or left behind in our social and psychic evolutions, while “Al passo coi templi”, of Casa del Musical, is a dreamlike journey to discover the Greek myth: it tells a tale beyond time, a dream dreamed 2600 years ago, a golden age of powerful Gods and extraordinary heroes, a story survived in our imagination until our days.
CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2019 has proved once again its strong communication system by giving the opportunity to creatives to express themselves in their infinite ways.
organized by ITSLIQUID Group
curator Luca Curci
in collaboration with Venice Events, Ca’ Zanardi
project manager Giulia Tassi
project coordinators Amaride Ferrante, Gaia Persichetti, Viola Persico
collaborators Siria Bottazzo, Ottavia Galatà, Ottavia Marilungo, Michela Mazzurana, Irene Scilipoti
graphic designer Fabio Murgolo
supported by Ken Berman Gear, Login5 Foundation, Noravision, Red Maple Workshop – Architects & Designers, The Newburgh Institute for the Arts and Ideas
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space
Calle Larga San Marco, 374 – 30124 Venice, Italy
December 05, 2019 – January 10, 2020
09:30 AM – 05:30 PM | Monday – Friday
Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi
Cannaregio 4132 – 30121 Venice, Italy
December 06, 2019 – January 10, 2020
10:00 AM – 06:00 PM | Monday – Friday
ITSLIQUID is a web based information platform, founded in 2001 by Luca Curci, dedicated to world wide distribution of information about calls for entries, exhibitions and events at some of the world’s leading art galleries, museums and foundations selected. ITSLIQUID has already built a readership of more than 250.000 qualified subscribers. Among them architects, designers, artists, collectors, art critics, curators, dealers, and other personalities of the International art, architecture and design world. It provides advertising services, press office services for events and projects, articles and specials published on the website, media partnerships services.
During the last 20 years, ITSLIQUID Group has became a cultural hub between creatives, exhibition spaces and art lovers. Among our international partners, Art Now Fair, Art Vancouver, Design Tokyo, INDEX Qatar, INDEX Saudi, The Big 5 Construct Dubai, The Big 5 Construct Qatar, Photo LA Los Angeles and international magazines like Art Style. ITSLIQUID Group supports some of the most important no-profit organizations, like UNFCCC – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, SSCS – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, One Tree Planted, The Ocean CleanUp and Plastic Oceans, with the goal to increase public awareness about environmental issues. Click here to find out more.
ITSLIQUID GROUP includes a section dedicated to the organization of international art events, managing exhibitions of painting, photography, video art, installation and performance; 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.
ITSLIQUID Group manages a variety of art spaces all over the world; among them THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space in the heart of San Marco Square in Venice and different historical buildings, THE LINE Contemporary Art Space in the London city center and other different partners worldwide. 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 Italy, USA, Canada, UK, Spain, France, 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, 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.