OPENING: BORDERS | FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES
Venice | September 03 – October 02, 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 FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES, second appointment of BORDERS Art Fair 2020 that will be held in Venice at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space (Click here to book your visit) and at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello (Click here to book your visit), from September 03 to October 02, 2020.
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 festival focuses on the concept of “borders”, between the soul and the body, the human being and the city, the city and the ground. The festival analyzes the idea of human and urban borders, how people live them and how they are modified in contemporary society. Every human being lives in a world in which the limits, the borders, shape their attitudes and behaviors, limiting the freedom and creating a sense of alienation. The human being reacts breaking the limits and finding a new way of life. We imagine a world of “liquid cities”, where differences create new possibilities instead of being social barriers.
Human identities are both separated and related one to another into a big mosaic that complete the existence and the world culture. All the identities can be considered as fragmented pieces of human being, ready to be unique and shareable in a universe with physical limits. In art people are mixed together in a melting pot of sensation and fluctuating emotions. The challenge is to see all those fragmented identities, recognize and use them to see things through many different points of view and imagination in order to broke all barriers and boundaries of every day’s life and to create the relationship between man and space, including man-built and natural spaces. There is not a unique perspective on our unconscious beings and identities, showing how things are rarely whole or perfect.
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space
Cecilia Ibeth Álvarez Moreno . México | Heike Baltruweit . Germany | Martyna Bec . Poland | Danielle Benvenuto . USA | Kayee C . France | Chun-Chieh Chang . Taiwan | Digi Chivetta . Italy | Joyce Chong . UK | Manuela Clarin . Germany | Louise De Buck . Belgium | Paolo De Falco . Italy | Luca De Martino . Italy | Elsa Egon . France/Italy | Adrian Flaherty . UK | Yue Gao . China | Elena Gastón Nicolás . USA | Maya Georgieva . Germany | Olga Georgitsia . Germany | Adam Henry . UK | Xu Hui . China | Mick Inger . Italy | Soha Jeong Kyoung-Mee . Republic of Korea | Erkan Karakiraz, Erkut Tokman, Ilhan Sami Çomak . Turkey | Alexandra Kordas . Germany | Sandra Kordić . Croatia | Marija Krtolica . USA | Alan Lacke Cairo . Cuba | Zenaida Marin . France | Sabrina Meissner . Germany | Melanie Mollo . Germany | Kazuo Morita . Japan | Beáta Nagy . Germany/Hungary | Tomáš Neuwirth . Czech Republic | Aude Gourichon O’d . France | Donatella Pinocci . Italy | 12 PM . Italy | Gerard Puxhe . Spain | Claudia Quintieri . Italy | Gisela Reimer . Austria | Alain Rousseau . France | Nao Sakamoto . Japan | Laura Sandroni . Italy | Natalia Schaefer . Germany | Kirsten Schankweiler . Germany | Gail So . Hong Kong | Rebecca Stone . USA | Raf Tarnawski . Poland/Sweden | Giacomo Toth . Italy | Julija Tumelyte . Lithuania | Christel Van Hemelrijck . Belgium | Juan Carlos Vasquez . Colombia | Marjorie Wood Hamlin . USA | Sebnem Yuksel . Turkey
Emmanuelle Argyropoulou . Greece | Ivana Babic . Serbia | Yaroslav Badradinov . Germany | Pepita Basilius . Germany | Franziska Becher . Germany | Luisa Bianco . Italy | Peter Bracke . Belgium | Serena Casali . Italy | Joyce Chong . UK | Tatjana Christelbauer . Austria | Sara Cinelli . Italy | Massimo Crivelli . Italy | André d’Orcay . Germany | Sally de Courcy . UK | Paolo De Falco . Italy | Luca De Martino . Italy | Martina Della Rocca . France | Norma De Saint Picman . Slovenia | Bee Flowers . UK | Yue Gao . China | Elena Gastón Nicolás . USA | Florence Gengoul & Irene Nerys . France/Italy | Lidea Hajjar . Lebanon | Adam Henry . UK | Kaori Hiraiwa . Germany | Arianna Ilardi . Italy | Laura Johnson . USA | Nick Kacic-Miosic . USA | Erkan Karakiraz, Erkut Tokman, Ilhan Sami Çomak . Turkey | Algis Kasparavičius . Lithuania | Marianna Kiraly . Hungary/USA | Henri Kirsch . Germany | Alexandra Kordas . Germany | Sandra Kordić . Croatia | Marija Krtolica . USA | Tatsiana Lintouskaya . Austria | Zenaida Marin . France | Ron Miller . Germany | Gianfranco Mottola . Italy | Tiziana Mucchiani Farah . Switzerland | Beáta Nagy . Germany/Hungary | Paolo Napolitano . Italy | Karolina Netolicka . Czech Republic | Claudia Quintieri . Italy | Zizi Rincolisky . Germany | Noa Ry . Switzerland | Nao Sakamoto . Japan | Gary Scott . UK | Anna Spano . Italy | Corrie Van Der Wath . South Africa | Juan Carlos Vasquez . Colombia | Haylee White . USA | Claudia Wilburn . USA | Zhuo Yu . China | Sebnem Yuksel . Turkey
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 Amaride Ferrante, Veronica Piras, Giulia Spagnuolo
collaborators Federica Carpenè, Ilaria Peruzzet
graphic designer Marina Caracciolo, Gabriella D’Aprile
supported by Al 50’s Hair Bar, Labruna, 12PM, Studio Liberello Contemporary Fine Art, Studio Vanerio
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space
Calle Larga San Marco, 374 – 30124 Venice, Italy
September 03 – October 02, 2020
09:30 AM – 05:30 PM | Monday – Friday
OPENING September 03, 2020
Free entry | By appointment only | Click here to book your visit
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Cannaregio 4118 – 30121 Venice, Italy
September 04 – October 02, 2020
10:00 AM – 06:00 PM | Monday – Friday
OPENING September 04, 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