Curated by Maurizio Bortolotti
Coordinated by Alessandro
and in collaboration with Pilar Corrias Gallery
Zuecca Project Space (an exhibition center for contemporary art by The
BAUERs group), during the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the
Venice Biennial, continues its cultural programme with a world premiere of
a project by Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija.
is one of the most well known and charismatic figures of his generation of
artists and has received international acclaim. In recent times, he has
developed a parallel interest in film and filmmaking as a means to capture
the essential reality of the world around us.
participated in the Venice Film Festival 2011 in the section "Horizons"
with the feature film Lung Neaw Visits his Neighbour and returns to
the lagoon city to present this new project dedicated to Karl Holmqvist.
"As often happens in the work of the 'Rirkrit Tiravanija,' what
interests him is not the art in itself, but the life that unfolds around
and out of it. Choosing as the main character of his latest film the artist
Karl Holmqvist, whose work spans across performance, poetry and fine art,
helps shows how Tiravanija blurs the boundaries between life and art. Karl
Holmqvist is filmed as an example of a single life: he is the image of an
artist that is regenerated through the use of speech and that makes his
performance the perfect synthesis of life and art." –Maurizio
An eccentric figure in the contemporary art scene,
Holmquist (1964, lives in Berlin), has attracted the attention of Rirkrit
Tiravanija for his artistic work that focuses on reacting to a place,
situation or specific area through the creation of books, wallpaper, lamps,
video and objects. The modalities of development of the work of Holmqvist
often suggest the creation of improvised communities formed around the
reading of his poems or the making of his performances.
premier of Tiravanija's work will be held in Zuecca Project Space. The
Zuecca Room is an integral part of the former Palladian convent of the
Zitelle which was renovated to the highest standards and attention to
detail. Francesca Bortolotto Possati (Group President and CEO) transformed
the building into the 'Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa.'
exhibition (curated by Maurizio Bortolotti and coordinated by the Zuecca
Project Space director Alessandro Possati) takes its title from the film of
the same name. Tiravanija's new work will premier in conjunction with the
opening of the Venice Film Festival. The exhibition will run until October
Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija (Buenos Aires,
1961) is one of the main protagonists the international artistic debate in
recent years and has become known especially for his performances, in which
public participation is essential. Tiravanija was co-curator of Utopia
Station at the Venice Biennial in 2003. In 2004 Tiravanija produced the
project No Vitrines, No Artists, No Museums. Just a lot of
people. 2005 saw retrospectives of the artists work at both
Serpentine Gallery, London and ARC, Musee dʼArt Moderne de la Ville de
Paris, Paris. The solo presentation A Long March, Centro de Arte
Contemporaneo de Malaga, Spain was held in 2009.
in the collections of: Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway;
Carnegie Museum of Arts, Pittsburgh, USA; Fondazione Sandretto Re
Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy; Fundacîon Tantica, Buenos Aires, Argentina;
Guggenheim Museum, New York; Le Consortium, Dijon, France; Louisiana Museum
for Moderne Kunst, Humlebæk, Denmark; Migros Museum, Zurich,
Switzerland; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon, Spain;
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA; Museum of Modern Art, New
York, USA; Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, USA; Sammlung der BRD,
Berlin, Germany; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
With special thanks to Pilar Corrias Gallery, Hector Madera-Gonzalez,
Glori Martalinares, Shwetal Patel and to the Atemporary Studio, media
partner of the project.
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