OPENING: ANIMA MUNDI 2022 – CONSCIOUSNESS
ITSLIQUID International Art Fair
Venice | May 12/13 – June 03, 2022
Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello | Palazzo Bembo – Venice Grand Canal
ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with ACIT Venice – Italian-German Cultural Association and EGO’ Boutique Hotel, is pleased to announce the opening of CONSCIOUSNESS, second appointment of ANIMA MUNDI 2022, that will take place in Venice, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello (follow the event live) from May 12 to June 03, 2022, and at Palazzo Bembo – Venice Grand Canal (follow the event live) from May 13 to June 03, 2022, during the 59th Venice Biennale of Art.
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 ANIMA MUNDI, which 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.
ANIMA MUNDI is the invisible energy behind all the natural and artificial elements that allow the planet to live. Thanks to the hidden connections of ANIMA MUNDI, all the ecosystems of the Earth, before and after the appearance of mankind, found their equilibrium, their ways to live and develop themselves, to transform and evolve. All the beings of the planet, plants, minerals, animals are permeated by a secret force that has always stimulated human thought and research.
The festival aims to discover these multiple forms of hidden connections between the soul and the body, mankind and the natural elements, the natural spaces and the cities. We invite artists to show their reflections on the various ways in which the ANIMA MUNDI expresses the relationships among all the existing entities and the natural and cultural systems and to represent by their artistic works the processes of the evolution of the world in which we all live. Artists, designers and architects are invited to talk about ANIMA MUNDI through photo reportage of cities, hidden places, photographic documentaries, personal experiences, presenting their works of photography, painting, sculpture/installation, design and architecture, video art and live performance.
A.M. Colore . Italy | Ravi Alisha . Italy | A. E. Ted Aub . USA | Christina Bertsos . USA | Fritz Bayer . Switzerland | BSP . UK | Paola Canale . Italy | CAR ACT AIR . France | Federica Castoldi . Italy | Francesca Cercená . Italy | Tara Chadwick . Belize/Canada/USA | Lynn Creighton . USA | Mimi Cullen . UK | Jie Dai . China | Adina Ding . Australia | Marcelo C. Ferreira . USA | Terry Flaxton . UK | Elena Gastón Nicolás . Spain/USA | Piggly Giggly . Russia | Marilyn Green . USA | Gitta Goletz . Germany | Leo Hainzl . Austria | Julie Hammonds . UK | Ping He . China | Agnieszka Hinc . Poland | Sussanne Hoiberg . Canada | Daphne Horev . Israel | JUSToh . South Korea | Denise Klein & Lena Rykner . Israel | Ai-Wen Wu Kratz . USA | Vincenzo Laera . Italy | Sybille Lampe . Germany | Astrid Langer . Austria | Anne Lhuillier . France/USA | Mingshu Li . China | Anastasia Lobkovski . Finland | Maaax . France | Dorothea Magonet . UK | Mackenzie Maisel . USA | Qian(Hannah) Meng . USA | Monovolume architecture + design . Italy | Sofia Monzerratt . USA/Venezuela | Piotr Nalewajka . Ireland | Davide Pedriali . Italy | Helena Pellicer Ortiz . Spain | Utaellamarie Peter . Germany | Maria Regina Ruiz . USA | Amélia Sampaio . Brazil | Gabriel Sanchez . France | Lexygius Sanchez Calip . USA | Rita Scherrer-Jenni . Switzerland | Christina Sirmons . USA | Ivan Stanev . Germany | Benjamin Storch . Australia | Christophe Szkudlarek . France | Ashlee Rene Thompson . USA | Holger Triltsch . Germany | Janusz Tworek . Poland | Amanda Valle . Dominican Republic | Bruno Van Hooijdonk . The Netherlands | Raúl Vega . USA | Lucely Vargas Preciado . Austria/Colombia | VORTEX: Christiaan Diedericks and Shui-Lyn White . South Africa | Anna Weichselbaumee . Austria | Helgard Wertel . Germany/Spain | WhittyGordon Projects . UK | Daphna Wysokier-Dishi . Israel | Root Yarden . Israel | Bingqin Zhang . China | Ivo Zibulla . Germany
Palazzo Bembo – Venice Grand Canal
Kimberly Adamis . USA | Tatiana An . The Netherlands | Maria Boje Nissen . Denmark | BSP . UK | Kaat Daniëls . Belgium | Aleksandra de Pan . Italy/Russia | Lord Nicolaus Dinter . Germany | Shirley Dombrowski/Parish . USA | Anna Dormidontova . Sweden | Andrzej Dudek . Poland | Sittig Fahr-Becker . Germany | Nicola Farina . Italy | Stanley Felderman . USA | Daniela Ferrero . Italy | Alexandra Finkelchtein . Canada/Israel/Moldova | Terry Flaxton . UK | Peter Frigo . Austria | Elena Gastón Nicolás . Spain/USA | Piggly Giggly . Russia | Jan Goderis . Belgium | Marilyn Green . USA | Barbara Gundlach . USA | Andrea Hamilton . UK | Ulla Hasen . Austria | Maco Hattori . Japan | Manuel Hernández Berbel . Spain | Levi Hibbert . UK | Agnieszka Hinc . Poland | Máriusz HinTea . Romania | Usha Kople . USA | Savaş Karagözlü . Turkey | Corina Karstenberg . The Netherlands | Renate Kirchhof . Germany | Annette Lang . Denmark | Cecile Lobert . Belgium | Anastasia Lobkovski . Finland | Mia Medaković-Topalović . Republic of Serbia | Giovanni Marceddu . Italy | Eva Marc’h . France | Qian(Hannah) Meng . USA | Monovolume architecture + design . Italy | Sofia Monzerratt . USA/Venezuela | Jaqueline Newbury . UK | Olivier Petit-Helle . France | Britta Ortiz . Denmark | Marian Otero . Spain | Aristea Panagiotakopoulou . Greece | Davide Pedriali . Italy | Sarah Louise Ramsay . UK | Gabriele Rothweiler . Germany | Julia Rowlands . UK | Amélia Sampaio . Brazil | Lexygius Sanchez Calip . USA | Claudio Sapienza . Italy | SDONIS / Susana Mohr . Germany | Sybille Sierlinger . Austria | Christina Sirmons . USA | Ivan Stanev . Germany | Luana Stebule . UK | Benjamin Storch . Australia | Eliza Tatulescu . Belgium | Ferenc Temesvári . Hungary | Angelica Trimble-Yanu . USA | Kai-Yen Tu . Taiwan | Lucely Vargas Preciado . Austria/Colombia | Violaine Vieillefond . France | Sine von Schonen . Germany | WhittyGordon Projects . UK
organized by ITSLIQUID Group
curator Luca Curci
in collaboration with EGO’ Boutique Hotel, ACIT Venice – Italian-German Cultural Association
project manager Giulia Tassi
project coordinators Amaride Ferrante, Veronica Piras, Giulia Spagnuolo
collaborators Francesca Clementi, Elisabetta Eliotropio, Ilaria Falchetti, Maddalena Masotto, Giulia Morroni, Benedetta Reale
graphic designer Marina Caracciolo
supported by Artland Milano | Galerie Molin Corvo | Sasha Assaul Design | Trinity Church Wall Street
Associazione Culturale Italo-Tedesca (ACIT)
Cannaregio 4118, 30121 Venezia, Italy
OPENING May 12, 2022 | 05:00PM
May 13 – June 03, 2022
09:30AM – 05:30PM | Monday – Friday
Free entry | Book your ticket here
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Palazzo Bembo – Venice Grand Canal
Riva del Carbon, 4793 – 4785, 30124 Venice, Italy
OPENING May 13, 2022 | 04:00PM
May 16 – June 03, 2022
09:30AM – 05:30PM | Monday – Friday
Free entry | Book your ticket here
Follow our event live
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Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello is one of the most known palaces of the Renaissance in Venice. It is a 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 furniture 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.
Palazzo Bembo, located in the historic district of San Marco, the heart of Venice, is available to host solo shows 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.
Palazzo Bembo is one of the late Gothic Venetian buildings built in the right middle of the famous Canal Grande, a few meters from the renowned Rialto Bridge. Its name comes from the humanist and literary cardinal Pietro Bembo, known for the so-called “linguistic question” during the Italian XV century.
The facade of the building, with all its gothic pentafore, is as fascinating as the interior which is divided into three floors and characterized by large salons. The seventeenth-century staircase overlooks the internal courtyard that leads to the noble floor, where decorations are dating back to the same century, in Baroque style. The exhibition space, on the first floor, overlooks the Canal Grande and the Rialto Bridge, giving a suggestive view both day and night.
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