Opening: RITUALS – ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL
It’s LIQUID International Art Festival
Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi – May 13, 2017
It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with Ca’ Zanardi, is proud to announce the opening of ANIMA MUNDI, International Art Festival.
ANIMA MUNDI festival, curated by Luca Curci and Andrea Chinellato, will be presented in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, in the months between May and November 2017, in the same period of the 57th Venice Art Biennale, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA, curated by Christine Macel and organized by La Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, hosted at the Giardini and the Arsenale venues.
ANIMA MUNDI consists of 3 main events, RITUALS, CONSCIOUSNESS and VISIONS, and the collateral events ELEMENTS – FROM SHAPE TO SPACE and Venice Experimental Video and Performance Art Festival.
RITUALS, the first appointment of ANIMA MUNDI festival, will be hosted in Venice, at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, from May 13, 2017 to July 02, 2017. The opening of the festival will be on May 13, 2017, starting from 06:00 PM (free entry).
On May 13, 2017 there will be a private preview of the festival, starting from 04:00 PM. RSVP email@example.com or +39.3387574098
curators: Luca Curci, Andrea Chinellato
project coordinators: Carmela Loiacono, Vincenzo Mesiti
collaborators: Serena Gollini, Matteo Messina, Maddalena Pippa
press office: It’s LIQUID Group
venue: Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Cannaregio 4132 – 30121 Venice, Italy
dates: 13 May – 02 July, 2017
From Monday to Friday – 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM (free entry)
Closed on Saturday and Sunday
Dsdgroup – Building Culture | LASALLE | NAC – Singapore | J White Framing | Sentir Penafiel | Shairart
Laura Astorri & Andrea Jose’ Bordoni . Italy | Era Berki . The Netherlands | Giacomo Bevanati . UK | Eduardo Darino . Uruguay | Andrew DeCaen . USA | Elvin Díaz . Dominican Republic | Julia Dubovyk . USA | Annie Edney . Australia | Dascha Esselius . Sweden-Czech Republic | Amalia Gil-Merino . Germany | Antonia Pia Gordon . UAE | Christine Heitler . Austria | Behruz Heschmat . Austria | David Köfler . Austria | Heesoo Kwon . South Korea | Lana Leuchuk . Sweden | Johanna Mangold & Jan-Hendrik Pelz . Germany | Carlos Mendoza . Italy | Allanrey Migz Salazar & Joe Datuin . France-Philippines | Marlena Niestrój . Poland | Gina Plunder . Germany | Léa Porré . UK | Hannah Rocchi & Sean Wirz . Switzerland | Sebastiano Sing . Austria | Elisabeth Stephan . Germany | Tibor Toth . Slovakia | Astrid Charlotte Wintgens . Germany | Susan Yeung How Wah . Singapore | Shanglie Zhou . Belgium
ELEMENTS – FROM SHAPE TO SPACE
Pavel Berdon . Italy | Eva Chelmecka . Poland | Ana Teresa da Rocha Lopes Rego . UK | Samira Freitag . Germany | Petra Mattes . Germany | Jack Paffett . UK | Anel Pala . Bosnia and Herzegovina | Barbara Parise . Italy | Ursula Radel-Leszczynski . Austria | Carlos Regueira Mosquera . Spain | Allanrey Migz Salazar . Philippines-France | Marco Sgarbossa . Italy | Dusan Swalens . Czech Republic | Sze Wai Wong . China | Wasabi Yun Yen . Taiwan
Venice Experimental Video and Performance Art Festival
Juan Carlos Guzman Navarro . Dominican Republic | Marko Markovic . Croatia | Kelly Malone . New Zealand-Australia | Ewout van Roon . The Netherlands | Snow Yunxue Fu . USA
The festival focuses on the concept of ANIMA MUNDI, that 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.
Plato expressed his thought about the ANIMA MUNDI in the Timaeus, “this world is indeed a living being endowed with a soul and intelligence… a single visible living entity containing all other living entities, which by their nature are all related”.
ANIMA MUNDI is the invisible energy behind all the natural and the artificial elements that allows the planet to live. Thanks to the hidden connections of ANIMA MUNDI, all the ecosystems of the Earth, before and after the appearance of the mankind, found their equilibrium, their ways to live and to develop themselves, to transform and to evolve. All the beings of the planet, plants, minerals, animals are permeated by a secret force that has always stimulated the human thought and research.
The festival aims to discover these multiple forms of hidden connections between the soul and the body, the mankind and the natural elements, the natural spaces and the cities. We invite artists to show their reflections about 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.
ANIMA MUNDI festival is organized and curated by Luca Curci (architect, professor of Urban Planning and Interior Design at the Bahcesehir University BAU in the department of Rome, founder and director of LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS and It’s LIQUID Group) and Andrea Chinellato (director of Ca’ Zanardi).
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Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice
Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi 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; the Serenissima. 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 colour. Ca’ Zanardi is located close to the Ca’ D’Oro, the splendid 15th century gothic palace along the Grand Canal. It is located off the main tourist drag but is still 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.
BODIES+CITIES SKIN opening at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi on May 29, 2016
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FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES opening at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi on August 04, 2016
FUTURE LANDSCAPES’ opening at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi on October 06, 2016
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