OPENING: BORDERS 2020
Venice | July 23 – August 21, 2020
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space | Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello
ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with Venice Events and ACIT Venice – Italian-German Cultural Association, is proud to announce BORDERS Art Fair 2020 that will be held in Venice at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, from July 23 to August 21, 2020, with the participation of more than 120 artists from more than 30 countries.
COVID-19 Protection Concept – The health and safety of our staff and visitors are of predominant importance to ITSLIQUID Group. This Protection Concept governs how we intend to operate after Italy’s lockdown has ended, the rules that will be applied inside the exhibition spaces and how these will be implemented in practice.
The first appointment of BORDERS Art Fair 2020 is divided into two sections: BODIES+CITIES SKIN and Venice International Art Fair 2020.
BODIES+CITIES SKIN is about the humankind, that wants to wear his city like a second skin without borders or limits. City’s body is in constant evolution. It changes its skin and shows a renewed body. This mutation follows the direction of human being development and it is a clear and true statement of cities changing time. From borders as individual bodies and souls to boundaries of cities in which we live, each line delimitates a surface and could be the starting point to something new, undiscovered. Limits are everywhere, barriers keep us inside or outside spaces and societies. Their passing creates a crossover of identities and urban environment. The way we move, we relate to anything, to the world make us go beyond boundaries.
Venice International Art Fair 2020 analyzes the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between identities and cultural/physical/social/urban settings in contemporary time, through two main sections: LIQUID ROOMS and FUTURE LANDSCAPES.
LIQUID ROOMS analyzes the hidden parts of our identities, through an immersive experience inside the fascinating universe of the complex labyrinths of our consciousness. The human body is a changing system that connects us with other bodies and spaces to perceive the surrounding reality; a strong communication system with its own language and infinite ways of expression.
FUTURE LANDSCAPES are abstract, infinite and conceptual, 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. This section focuses on the concept of the borders and the structures between body, mind and soul, the human identity and the city, the space and the ground.
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space
Gelavizh Abolhassani . Iran/Austria | Cecilia Ibeth Álvarez Moreno . Mexico | Carlos Arroba Diaz . Spain | Heike Baltruweit . Germany | Eman Barakat . Egypt | Julien Bernard-Grau . UK | Marciana Biasiello . USA | Monika Blanka Katterwe . Germany | Janice Bond . USA | Agnese Cabano . Italy | Luca Cameli . Italy | Digi Chivetta . Italy | Manuela Clarin . Germany | Roberta Consalvo Sances . Italy | Deni Corsino . Brazil | Aaron Cristofaro . USA | Denise Cummings . USA | Louise De Buck . Belgium | Diana del Franco . Italy | Aggeliki Dimitriadou . Greece | Sven Armin Domann . Germany | Caro Dranow . USA | Elsa Egon . France | Adrian Flaherty . UK | Elena Gastón Nicolás . Spain | Maya Georgieva . Germany | Dana Hassan . Lebanon | Eero Jääskeläinen . Finland | Karina K. McKenzie . Norway | SOHA Jeong Kyoung-Mee . Republic of Korea | Ami Kenzo . Canada | Prolay Kundu . India | Marion Laborde . France | Alan Lacke Cairo . Cuba | Christopher Lewis-Smith . UK | YaoYao Li . China | Sabrina Meissner . Germany | Stephania Micallef . Malta | Christina Mitterhuber . Austria | Melanie Mollo . Germany | Eduardo Moreno . Mexico | Ryoji Morimoto . Japan | Tomáš Neuwirth . Czech Republic | Laura Orrego . Colombia | Nhora Ortiz . Venezuela | Magali Peretto . Belgium | Patricia Petapermal . Germany/France | Yande Ren . China | Rachel Rogers . USA | Alain Rousseau . France | Laura Sandroni . Italy | Natalia Schaefer . Germany | Kirsten Schankweiler . Germany | Nathalie Serero . France/Italy | Isabella Sommati . Italy | Rebecca Stone . USA | Raf Tarnawski . Sweden/Poland | Giacomo Toth . Italy | Julija Tumelyte . Lithuania | Grace Vanderheide . The Netherlands | Christel Van Hemelrijck . Belgium | Petra von Kazinyan . Austria | We33 by Artia Gallery . Greece | Liang Zhang . USA
Gelavizh Abolhassani . Iran/Austria | Carlos Arroba Diaz . Spain | Ali Asi | Luigi Bacco . Italy | Dorothea Margarete Berger . Germany | Lia Bottanelli . Italy | Walter Coccia . Italy | Deni Corsino . Brazil | Manuel Delgado . Spain | Martina Della Rocca . France | Gabi Domenig . Austria | Denis Douveneau . France | Leilani Euphrosyne . Germany | kAtheFee . Austria | Marco Galeotti . Italy | Elena Gastón Nicolás . Spain | Lidea Hajjar . Lebanon | Mick Inger . Italy | Nick Kacic-Miosic . USA | Ami Kenzo . Canada | Marianna Kiraly . Hungary/USA | Roswitha Klotz . Germany | Bernd Koblischeck . Germany | Marion Laborde . France | Christopher Lewis-Smith . UK | YaoYao Li . China | Elisabeth López . Spain | Magdalena Maatkare . Germany | Neo Mahlangu . South Africa | Eva Marc’h . France | Ron Miller . Germany | Gianfranco Mottola . Italy | Tiziana Mucchiani Farah . Switzerland | Simona Muzzi . Italy | Temel Nal . Germany | Isabel O’Brien . Australia | Laura Orrego . Colombia | David Phoenix . Italy | Yande Ren . China | Elisabeth Schutting . Austria | Gary Scott . UK | Jolanda Steenvoorden . The Netherlands | Blair Treuer . USA | Brigitte Van Laethum . Lebanon/Belgium | We33 by Artia Gallery . Greece | Karl Weiming Lu . Australia | Christoph Woloszyn . Germany | Zhuo Yu . China
organized by ITSLIQUID Group
curator Luca Curci
in collaboration with ACIT Venice – Italian-German Cultural Association, Goethe Institut, Venice Events
project manager Giulia Tassi
project coordinators Veronica Piras, Giulia Spagnuolo
collaborators Beatrice Mantovano, Ilaria Peruzzet
graphic designer Gabriella D’Aprile, Lorenzo Di Pardo
supported by Algae-Cinema, Labruna, Sasta, SC2 Consultants, Studio Vanerio, The Final Art Print, The South African Mint
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space
Calle Larga San Marco, 374 – 30124 Venice, Italy
July 23 – August 21, 2020
09:30 AM – 05:30 PM | Monday – Friday
OPENING July 23, 2020
Free entry | By appointment only | Click here to book your visit
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Cannaregio 4118 – 30121 Venice, Italy
July 24 – August 21, 2020
10:00 AM – 06:00 PM | Monday – Friday
OPENING July 24, 2020
Free entry | By appointment only | Click here to book your visit
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The health and safety of our staff and visitors are of predominant importance to ITSLIQUID Group. This Protection Concept governs how we intend to operate after Italy’s lockdown has ended, the rules that will be applied inside the exhibition spaces and how these will be implemented in practice. Read more.
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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 Albrizzi-Capello is one of the most known palaces of the Renaissance in Venice. It is an historical building dated back to the 16th century, and it has been owned by several noble venetian families, as demonstrated by the frescoed ceilings, the artistic stuccos and the fine furnitures that enrich its rooms. The Palace welcomes visitors with its beautiful private garden on the ground floor, and then it gathers the guests in its large first floor salons, in which past and present dialogue together. The restored Old Masters’ frescoes and the contemporary art masterpieces that are periodically shown in the exhibitions hosted here, make Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello the perfect location for the balance between old and new, between ancient environment and contemporary art, architecture and design.
Today the building is managed by ACIT Venice – the Italian-German Cultural Association – which is considered one of the most important intercultural associations in Europe. Thanks to the ACIT unceasing cultural activity, Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello has nowadays frequent collaborations with the Goethe Institute and with other local and international institutions, maintaining its ancient reputation. Because of these relations, it presents a huge program of memorable art exhibitions, conferences, congresses and concerts. Among the last institutional exhibitions, its participation in the 58th Venice Biennale with the Guatemala pavilion, the Dominican Republic pavilion and the Grenada pavilion. ITSLIQUID Group already had the pleasure to held some festivals and exhibitions in Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, as MORPHOS Festival and FUTURE IDENTITIES Festival, both in 2014.
SOME OF OUR LAST EXHIBITIONS