58th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia.
Biennale Arte 2019 | Collateral Events | Venue: PALAZZO CA' ZENOBIO - Collegio Armeno Moorat-Raphael 📍 Dorsoduro 2596.
The Birth of Venus at Biennale Arte 2019.
58th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia | Collateral Events - PALAZZO CA' ZENOBIO - Dorsoduro 2596.
May 10th to 17th. Part of "Thirst" - National Participations - Bangladesh (People’s Republic of).
Thirst. The graphic story present in the pavilion unfolds along a path consisting of five stages: crisis, intuition, hope, knowledge, and purification. The thirst for water thus begins with a crisis phase in which the works displayed represent the hardship and suffering of a thirsty society that is subjected to the consequences of drought or pollution. The exhibition continues with a section in which the meaning of the works alludes to the ‘intuition of water’, that is, the mental perception of redemption from the initial suffering, and the chance for salvation. The following stage involves hope that is translated into a quest: a boat in search of water. In the fourth stage the discovery of water becomes knowledge. In the last part of the exhibition the source symbolises the satisfaction that comes with being able to quench one’s thirst and thrive.
A contemporary rereading of Botticelli´s Birth of Venus.
WOMAN'S ESSENCE is an international woman oriented project which has become over the years a great dialogue in which to keep telling stories of contemporary artists from all over the world that have nourished with their experiences and different cultures as well as their art, and this weft we have been continuing to weave.
From a depicted subject and source of inspiration in the history of art, today the women claim their universe in joining an artistic issue aimed at sharing, free from any sexist involvement.
In our latest project entitled "A", as a collateral event of the official pavilion, we are going to see them involved in the concept of water, which symbolism binds itself intrinsically with the female element. Water is the feminine, it is deep, its flows are often invisible onto the surface, but inside the life is hidden from the external gaze. The water is ductile, passive, fluid and receptive; it always flows downwards and drags all it finds on its way. Without dams, the water is dispersible, but in return, it brings the life, the fertility where there is water there is life. Water and woman are unpredictable, illogical, but unexpectedly creative. It is the story of mysterious and unpredictable souls and at the same time intense, which can express themselves through the impulsiveness of water.
Curators: Laura Francesca Di Trapani, Natalia Gryniuk.
Collegio Armeno Moorat-Raphael, Dorsoduro 2596. Venezia, 10th of May, 2019.