Friday, March 31, 2017

Viva Arte Viva! Visiting the Collateral Events at Venice Art Biennale will take you off the Beaten Path

Courtyard of Palazzo Pisani - Photo: Cat Bauer
(Venice, Italy) La Biennale's 57th International Art Exhibition is nearly upon us. On May 10, 2017, art lovers from all over the globe will flood Venice with sparkling energy, as only those dynamic individuals from the World of Art can do, wandering around town, wacky and wonderful, in colorful fashions, to visit the preview. Really, I think we would have suffocated long ago here in the ancient lagoon city without Biennale and contemporary art!

In addition to the main events at Giardini and Arsenale, scattered throughout Venice are collateral events, which are admitted by the curator, Christine Macel, and promoted by non-profit national and international bodies and institutions. Sometimes these events are even more fascinating than the ones in the main exhibition, and offer a chance to visit venues in Venice sometimes overlooked.

Viva Arte Viva! The 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia will open to the public on May 13 and run through November 26, 2017.

Here are the 22 Collateral Events in this year's Biennale Arte:

Campo della Tana
A bonsai of my dream – works by Wong Cheng Pou
Arsenale, Castello, 2126/A (Campo della Tana)
May 13 – November 12
Promoter: The Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government;
The Macao Museum of Art

Alberto Biasi, Sara Campesan, Bruno Munari e altri amici di Verifica 8+1
Istituzione Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, galleria di Piazza San Marco, 71/c
July 28 – October 8
Promoter: Associazione Culturale Ars Now Seragiotto

Body and Soul. Performance Art – Past and Present
Palazzo Pisani, San Marco, 2810 (Campiello Pisani)
May 13 – November 26
Promoter: Rush Philantropic Arts Foundation

Catalonia in Venice_La Venezia che non si vede
Cantieri Navali, Castello, 40 (Calle Quintavalle)
May 13 – November 26
Promoter: Institut Ramon Llull
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Doing Time
Palazzo delle Prigioni, Castello, 4209 (San Marco, Ponte della Paglia)
May 13– November 26
Promoter: Taipei Fine Arts Museum of Taiwan

Fernando Zobel Contrapuntos
Fondaco Marcello, San Marco, 3415 (Calle del Traghetto o Ca' Garzoni)
May 13 – November 26
Promoter: Ayala Foundation/Ayala Museum

Palazzo Contarini dal Zaffo Polignac
Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice 2017
Palazzo Contarini dal Zaffo Polignac, Dorsoduro, 874 (Accademia)
May 12 – August 13
Promoter: Victor Pinchuk Foundation

James Lee Byars, The Golden Tower
Dorsoduro, Campo San Vio
May 13 – November 26
Promoter: Fondazione Giuliani

Jan Fabre – Sculptures Glass and Bone 1977 – 2017
Abbazia di San Gregorio, Dorsoduro, 172
May 13 – November 26
Promoter: GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo

Man as Bird. Images of Journeys
Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel, Canna regio, 6099 (Fondamenta Sanudo)
May 13 – September 5
Promoter: The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

Michelangelo Pistoletto
Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore
May 10 – November 26
Promoter: Associazione Arte Continua

Modus
Ca’ Faccanon, San Marco, 5016 (Poste Centrali)
May 13 – November 26
Promoter: WAVE’s (women arts Venice)

Philip Guston and the Poets
Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia, Dorsoduro, 1050 (Campo della Carità)
May 10 – September 3
Promoter: Museo Nazionale Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia

Pierre Huyghe
Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia, San Marco, 1353 (Calle del Ridotto)
May 13 – November 26
Promoter: Fondation Louis Vuitton

Palazzo Bollani
Ryszard Winiarski. Event-Information-Image
Palazzo Bollani, Castello, 3647
May 13 – November 26
Promoter: Starak Family Foundation

Salon Suisse: Ataraxia
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro, 810 (Campo Sant’ Agnese)
May 11; August 31 – September 2; October 19 – 21; November 23 – 25
Promoter:  Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief, Hong Kong in Venice
Arsenale, Castello, 2126 (Campo della Tana)
May 13 – November 26
Promoter: M+, West Kowloon Cultural District; Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Chiesa di Santa Caterina
Scotland + Venice presents Rachel Maclean’s Spite Your Face
Chiesa di Santa Caterina, Cannaregio, 4090/4091 (Fondamenta di Santa Caterina)
May 13 – November 26
Promoter: Scotland + Venice

Shirin Neshat The Home of My Eyes
Museo Correr, San Marco, 52
May 10 – November 26
Promoter: Written Art Foundation

The Court of Redonda
Ca’ Dandolo, San Polo, 2879
May 13 – November 26
Promoter: The Heong Gallery at Downing College, University of Cambridge

Wales in Venice: James Richards
Santa Maria Ausiliatrice, Castello, 450 (Fondamenta di San Gioacchin)
May 13 – November 26
Promoter: Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice
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Yesterday/Today/Tomorrow: Traceability is Credibility
Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Sala Borges
May 13 – August 13
Promoter: Fondazione Giorgio Cini
www.cini.it    

Go to La Biennale for more information.

Ciao from Venezia,
Cat Bauer

3 comments:

  1. La Biennale's 57th International Art Exhibition is nearly upon us. On May 10, 2017, art lovers from all over the globe will flood Venice with sparkling energy, as only those dynamic individuals from the World of Art can do, wandering around town in colorful fashion to visit the preview.

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  2. Thank you for this, Cat! They're now on my map!

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  3. Oh, good, Helen! I think the adventure of finding each venue, and then seeing what the artists have done with the space, can be an inspiration.

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