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 , 2019.
Part of "Thirst" - National Participations - Bangladesh (People's Republic).
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 where works are displayed to represent the hardship and suffering of a thirsty society subjected to the consequences of drought or pollution. The exhibition continues with a section of artworks alluding to the intuition attributed to water: the mental perception of redemption from the initial suffering and the chance of salvation. The following stage involves the hope translated into a quest: a boat searching for 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 quenching one's thirst and thriving.
A contemporary rereading of Botticelli's Birth of Venus.
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.
WOMAN'S ESSENCE is an international project that has become 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 and their art, and this weft we have been continuing to weave.
In our latest project entitled "A", as a collateral event of the official pavilion, we will see them involved in the concept of water. Symbolism binds itself intrinsically with the female element. Water is feminine, deep, and flows are often invisible onto the surface, but life is hidden from the external gaze inside. The water is ductile, passive, fluid and receptive; it constantly flows downwards and drags all it finds on its way. Without dams, the water is dispersible, but in return, it brings 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.