We are just back from the press preview of the 56th International Art Exhibition, one of the most important international contemporary art exhibitions that will open to the public on 9th May to 22nd November 2015
The exhibition titled All the World’s Futures takes place at the Giardini, the Arsenale and in various locations across the city of Venice. Eighty-eight artists coming from 53 different countries will show for the first time in the city. What to see? Here’s our suggestions
The new Australian pavilion designed by Denton, Corker and Marshall that appears as a simple monolith looming darkly over the canal with the black South Australian granite with the installation Wrong Way Time by artist Fiona Hall.
The gigantic bowl of custard (as it looks like) by Sarah Lucas’s British Pavilion titled I Scream Daddio.
The stunning ‘The key in hand’ by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota that comprises more than 50,000 keys hanging from a cloud of tightly interwoven string.
Breathtaking ‘The Portrait of Sakip Sabanci’ by Kutlug Ataman, made up of 9216 LCD panels.
“Are We Not Straying As Through An Infinite Nothing?’: The Infinite Nothing by Tsang Kin-Wah where you can find yourself in the midst of a churning river, with video installations that keep you in a constant state of flux.
The five-three dimensional shapes that form the letters of the word ‘peace’ covered in glass at ‘Can You See It’ in the Egypt Pavillion at Giardini.
Video installation of the French artist Christian Boltanski – inaugurated near the little town of Talabre -. His work is called “Animitas”. The installation, cured by Beatriz Bustos, consists of 300 bells brought from different parts of the world and put on top of metallic stems, to which chimes were added so that they chime to the rhythm of the wind that blows in the northern town.
Marni that continues the ‘Marni Prisma’ 20th anniversary celebrations with a sculptural exhibition at the Venice Biennale, located in Abbazia San Gregorio near La Salute church, in collaboration with Brazilian artist, Véio.
Neons entering the first room at Arsenale by artist Bruce Nauman for its ‘Human Nature/Life Death/Knows Doesn’t Know’.
Katharina Grosse’s psychedelic, technicolour installation in the Arsenale: titled Untitled Trumpet (2015), spray-painted fabric in purple, yellow, green and red draped over the walls and gravel covers the ground, painted in the same color.
‘to be all ways to be’ by visual artist herman de vries (b. 1931) and curators Colin Huizing (b. 1965) and Cees de Boer (b. 1955) as Dutch entry for this Biennale edition.
Text and Photo by E.Virago – instagram @evirago