Exhibition Review: Venice International Art Fair 2022 – 15th Edition
Palazzo Bembo | September 09 – 30, 2022
Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello | September 14 – October 05, 2022
ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with ACIT Venice – Italian-German Cultural Association, and EGO’ Boutique Hotel is delighted to announce the remarkable success of the 15th Edition of VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art, hosted in Venice, at Palazzo Bembo from September 09 to September 30, 2022, and at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello from September 14 to October 05, 2022, that counted the huge participation of more than 150 artists from over 40 different countries worldwide.
The 15th Edition of VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR analyzes the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between identities and the cultural/physical/social/urban context in contemporary time, through two main sections: LIQUID ROOMS and FUTURE LANDSCAPES.
LIQUID ROOMS analyzes the hidden parts of our identities and the human body as a changing and communication system through an immersive experience inside the complex labyrinths of our consciousness. While FUTURE LANDSCAPES explores the concept of ‘borders‘ and the structures between body, mind, and soul, the human identity and the city, the space and the ground.
Many visitors and artists attended the opening of Palazzo Bembo, on the Grand Canal, on September 09. Angelica Porrari opened the exhibition with the performance “Gloves, Glasses and Water”, where water welcomes emotions within itself and ensures that they continue to exist in its flow. Memories expand in her and become liquid, just as a glove is the bearer of the gestures it has performed. The connection between body and space was explored also through the live performance by Marjolaine Uscotti, dancer, set designer and choreographer, who, together with her brilliant ballet troupe, staged a dance parade with the sleek atmosphere of a theatre premiere.
Located in the historical heart of Venice, Palazzo Bembo also welcomed many talented artists to analyze the concept of boundaries and structures between body, mind and soul, human identity and the city, the space and the ground. “Pink” by Diana Lemnaru is about limitless possibilities and reveals how we may learn about the cycle of life through animals. In his abstract imagery, artist Ulf Enhörning transfers his memory and imagination onto canvas, exploring new thrilling realms, while the Romanian artist Andrei Nistor in his “Spontan” series transforms the motions of matter into colours which are still changing in the viewer’s observation.
Always fascinated by the consistency of colour is Ulrike Gamst, in whose artistic research, primary hues represent the very essence of painting: the starting point from which all colours come to life. An Tran Van, from Vietnam, brings together a mixture of smoke and fine dust that is blending with the daily life of people in big cities nowadays in his sculpture “Smog”. In the words of Radek von Hirschberg: “photography is my Bridge between facts and emotions. A link between mind and soul”. His daily life is not complete without the camera, with which he produces street photography and reportage series. On a similar dimension, Katarzyna Kalumiere articulates the notion that photography is more about the mind than it is about the camera or the eye. The intellect, not the camera or the sight, is where photography is created. She strives to illustrate the roles of light and colour, but most importantly the personality and uniqueness of the main characters. Sensitivity for new colours and gradients and appropriate processing are the aesthetic basis of Jürgen Barnickel‘s photography as well: the German photographer leads us into a fascinating universe and shows a new reality.
The human body is a changing system that connects human beings and spaces to perceive the surrounding reality: a strong communication system with its own language and infinite ways of expression. Working straight from images, Orry Shenjobi creates paintings that feel as real as possible while yet allowing viewers to fully immerse themselves in the moments that were shot. Through her distinctive blending and texturing of materials, she exaggerates the vibrancy and photorealism of human complexity and vulnerability. Oksana Pomazan, in collaboration with Daria Tischenko-Zhuravel, also explores the relationship between women and society in their project “Chiaroscuro”. Reflections on romance, desire, and secret fantasies are sometimes dramatic, other times full of life’s rigours, like light and shadow.
At Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, on September 14, visitors experienced the themes of LIQUID ROOMS and FUTURE LANDSCAPES through the art of Thanakorn Chai Telan. “Rock Cairns” is a way to express one’s obsessions and translate them into reality, where light and darkness really meet and where spaces transform into a stream of ideas. With her paintings, the Austrian artist Eva Brutmann, tells us about her artistic journey that explores loneliness, sadness, duality and silent love. “Vague à l’âme” is one example of how Brigitte Maquet conveys her consciousness and sentiments. The artist finds inspiration and feelings in the world in a variety of ways, including light, colours, rhythms, fragrances, and surroundings. The artist’s youth, which she spent in communion with nature, has a significant impact on her artistic activities.
VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR was revealed to be a cultural hub full of different points of view united by one main passion: art.
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 Maria Teresa Cafarelli, Amaride Ferrante, Maddalena Masotto
collaborators Marcella Bellifemine, Camilla Castellano, Francesca Facchini, Ilaria Falchetti, Maria Vittoria Furlan, Kübra Güçlü, Nida Köksaldı, Giulia Morroni, Cristiana Pisano
graphic designer Marina Caracciolo
supported by HELENE NIKELE | JAK | SKIN LAUNDRY
Riva del Carbon, 4793 – 4785, Venice, Italy
September 12 – 30, 2022
09:30 AM – 05: 30 PM | Monday – Friday
Associazione Culturale Italo-Tedesca (ACIT)
Cannaregio 4118, Venezia, Italy
September 15 – October 05, 2022
09:30 AM – 05:30 PM | Monday – Friday
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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.