OPENING: BORDERS ART FAIR 2021 | BODIES+CITIES SKIN
Venice | June 14/15 – July 04, 2021
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 the openings of BODIES+CITIES SKIN, first appointment of BORDERS – Venice International Art Fair, that will be held in Venice, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space from June 14 to July 04, 2021, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello from June 15 to July 04, 2021 and in other prestigious venues and historical buildings.
BORDERS ART FAIR, curated by Arch. Luca Curci, will be presented in Venice at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello and in other prestigious venues between June 14 and September 19, 2021, during the 17th Venice Biennale.
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.
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 makes us go beyond boundaries.
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space
Jürgen Barnickel . Germany | Franziska Becher . Germany | Roberto Cami . Italy | Nathanael Cox . USA | Evangelia Danadaki . Greece | Guy De Rougemont . France | Dell’Aversana & Varavallo . Italy | Gianni Depaoli . Italy | Yvette Marie Dostatni . USA | Tom Dugdale . USA | Ania Freindorf . Poland | GuFó (Remo Scaravelli) . Italy | Kelly Jean Gillow . USA | Svetlana Konegen . Italy/Russia | Lize Krüger. UK | John Lee . Singapore | Linda Liao . USA | Christian McManus . Chile/France | Melli Müller . Germany | Claudia Isabel Navas & Ramon Laserna . Colombia/France | Claudia Isabel Navas & Nicolas Courbon . Colombia/France | Aude Gourichon O’d . France | Oan Kyu . South Korea | Mario Alberto Pedraza . Colombia | Raphael . Austria | Randy Rocchi . USA | Alfio Sacco . Switzerland | Sarah Smith . UK | Fu Wenjun . China | Wes Pope . USA | Ching-Hui Yang . Taiwan/The Netherlands | Root Yarden . Israel
Rima Al-Juburi . Austria/Iraq | Mathilde Berry . Germany | Hélio Boechat Serodio . Brazil/Germany | Alessandro Cemolin . Germany | Lynn Creighton . USA | Victor Cuzmenco . Republic of Moldova | Evangelia Danadaki . Greece | Maria Del Valle Dellacasagrande . Italy | Rhonda Donovan . USA | Tom Dugdale . USA | Ania Freindorf . Poland | Peter Frigo . Austria | Christina Haupts . Germany | Tamás Kacsák . Hungary | Dorota Kaminska . Poland | D’Oro Provocateur Kerstin Köglmeier . Germany | Sylvia Kester . Germany | Aomi Kikuchi . Japan | Elia Kleiber . France | Agnieszka Kopczynska Kardas . Poland | Michael Kopplstätter . Austria | Alina Kostrichenko . Russia | Julia Kruse . Switzerland | Una Marzorati (unamarz) . Italy/UK | Melli Müller . Germany | Ariadna Novicov . Italy | Offgrid . Lebanon | Raffaela Pederiva . Italy | Marius Seidlitz . Germany | Violetta Sevostianova . Russia | Sarah Smith . UK | Olesya Smolkova . Russia | Jirachai Tangkijngamwong . Thailand | Serina Tara . Turkey | Paula Temple . France | Hrachya Vardanyan . Armenia | Micaela Vivero . Ecuador | Gan Yi . China | Hui Zhang . China | John Zieman . USA
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 Camilla Folin, Sevgi Özkan, Camilla Serafini, Nisa Sezgin
graphic designer Marina Caracciolo
supported by ASOCIACION BOGOTANA DE ORQUIDEOLOGIA | CEREM MONACO | COMUNE DI TROINA | CREARTS | CULTURA ORQUÍDEA | DUPON | EMBAJADA DE COLOMBIA | ENLACES ARTISTICOS | FREYLER ART GALLERY | GREENWEBSPACE | GREEN CROSS FRANCE | HAAN | HUB DESIGN | INSTITUT DE FRANCE | ITALNEON | LEGAMBIENTE | MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE | SPIRIT OF ARMENIA – VEREIN ZUR FÖRDERUNG ARMENISCHER KUNST | WISHAPAQAR – NODE OF SPACE AND HUMAN PERCEPTION
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space
Calle Larga San Marco, 374 – 30124 Venice, Italy
June 14 – July 04, 2021
09:30 AM – 05:30 PM | Monday – Friday
OPENING June 14, 2021
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Cannaregio 4118 – 30121 Venice, Italy
June 15 – July 04, 2021
10:00 AM – 06:00 PM | Monday – Friday
OPENING June 15, 2021
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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