The 23rd course in Curatorial Practice and Contemporary Arts, School for Curatorial Studies Venice presents From the City, an itinerary exhibition around Venice focusing on the powers and the dynamics of contemporary cities.
The exhibition will take place from 25th to the 31st of May in the districts of San Marco and Castello, next to the locations of Biennale – Arsenale and Giardini. International artists will interact through public art in open spaces with the city enhancing cultures, traditions and hidden areas/treasures.
The headquarter of the exhibition will be near Arsenale – In the office of the Italian communist party – Corte Nova, Castello 2061/A – and it will be a place of talks, debates around all the selected projects, along with opportunities of dialogue with the artists invited to participate actively in the platform with proposed topics of discussion.
Perceived in two different ways, Venice is a global city on the one hand, for the collective consciousness, always appears the same, as lost in the past in its defined structures, on the other hand over the last few decades, the city has been changed drastically by economic and social dynamics.
The artists taking part to the project are: Elena Bellantoni, Paolo Brambilla, Bros, Federica di Carlo, Quiet Ensemble, Roberto Fassone, Serena Fineschi, Jukai, Sophie Ko, Kensuke Koike, Robert Montgomery, Matteo Nasini, Guido Nosari, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Emmanuele Panzarini, Marco Samorè, Sbagliato, Miriam Secco, Vincenzo Simone, Julian Soardi, Sebastiano Sofia, Jan Vormann.
The artworks will cohabit with the urban pattern, creating a link between the people and the context. The pubblic will be guided through the Sestrieri inspired by their memories and intimate symbols. The visitors will be guided through lanes and corners looking at the environment with a different and careful point of view; German artis Jan Vormann, brings back to Venice his Dispatchwork project repairing holes and cracks on the walls, using colorful and second hand plastic-toy bricks; Robert Montgomery creates a site-specific work focusing on the refugees matter linked with Venice as an in-between space where different cultures cohabit; poster artists group Sbagliato will catch the passerby attention creating illusionary spaces; Japanese artist Kensuke Koike will hide a kaleidoscopic world behind the peephole of a private’s house door; Daniele Nicolosi, aka Bros, will present a symbolic work on the value of the art world and the city of Venice, using a series of one euro coins.
In this scenario the School for Curatorial Studies Venice intends to build an experimental laboratory and carry out a research on the theme of identity, on the lifestyle of the locals and on the new ways of living in the urban space through art.
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