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L'artiste TAROE

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Italian Pavilion 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

Il mondo magico, curated by Cecilia Alemani, presents the work and research of three Italian artists—Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Roberto Cuoghi, and Adelita Husni-Bey—who show a new faith in the transformative power of the imagination and an interest in magic. Through myriad references to fancy, fantasy, and fable, they turn art into a tool for inhabiting the world in all its richness and multiplicity.

The title of the exhibition is borrowed from the book Il mondo magico by Neapolitan scholar Ernesto de Martino, who conducted seminal research into the anthropological function of magic. De Martino spent years studying a range of rituals, describing them as devices through which individuals try to regain control in times of uncertainty and reassert their presence in the world. Il mondo magico, written during World War II and published in 1948, ushered in a series of reflections and analyses of a body of beliefs, rites and myths which de Martino continued to explore for decades, as one can see from both his “Southern” trilogy (Morte e pianto rituale, Sud e Magia, La terra del rimorso) and the collection of writings posthumously published as La fine del mondo.

Within the landscape of contemporary Italian art, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Roberto Cuoghi, and Adelita Husni-Bey use magic as a cognitive and expressive device for reconstructing reality, forging complex personal cosmologies. These three artists see themselves not just as fabricators of artworks, but as active interpreters and creators of the world, which they reinvent through magic and the imagination. For Andreotta Calò, Cuoghi, and Husni-Bey, magic is not an escape into the depths of irrationality so much as a new way of experiencing reality. They do not share any particular stylistic tendency, but rather the impulse to develop complex aesthetic universes that eschew the documentary-style narrative found in much recent art, relying instead on a form of storytelling woven from myths, rituals, beliefs, and fairy tales. Il mondo magico therefore sees the artist not just as a fabricator of works and objects, but above all a guide, interpreter, and creator of possible worlds. Like the rituals described by de Martino, the works of Andreotta Cal

Cuoghi, and Husni-Bey present situations of crisis that are resolved through processes of aesthetic and ecstatic transfiguration. If one looks closely, these works offer up the image of a country—both real and fanciful—where ancient traditions coexist with new global languages and vernaculars, and where reality and imagination melt together into a magical new world.

For Il mondo magico, Alemani has invited Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Roberto Cuoghi, and Adelita Husni-Bey to create three new projects specifically commissioned and produced for the Italian Pavilion

Cecilia Alemani’s project Il mondo magico is perfectly attuned to Christine Macel’s overall concept for the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. VIVA ARTE VIVA revolves around an idea of humanism that celebrates art’s capacity to help individuals avoid being overpowered by the forces governing our world, forces which when given free rein can gravely circumscribe the human dimension.

In conjunction with Il mondo magico, a program of educational activities geared to students from Italy’s public art academies will be organized with the sponsorship of MiBACT’s Directorate-General of Contemporary Art and Architecture, and Urban Peripheries, in a calendar of events curated by Cecilia Alemani and Marta Papini

The Italian Pavilion has been made possible in part by support from FENDI, main sponsor of the exhibition Il mondo magico.  Technical sponsors of the Italian Pavilion are Biodesign, Criofarma, Laser Digital Film, Fonderia Battaglia, DLW flooring GmbH., Interlinea, Italgelatine, Oikos. Special Thanks to Dario Paini Acoustic Design. Special thanks also to the donors who played a vital role in the project as a whole.

La Biennale di Venezia 57th International Art Exhibition “Viva Arte Viva”

The 57th International Art Exhibition, titled Viva Arte Viva, will open to the public from Saturday May 13th to Sunday November 26th 2017 (Giardini and Arsenale) and will be curated by Christine Macel and organised by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The preview will take place on May 10th, 11th and 12th, the awards ceremony and inauguration will be held on Saturday, May 13th 2017.

The Exhibition will also include 86 National Participations in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the city centre of Venice. Three countries will be participating for the first time: Antigua and Barbuda, Kiribati, and Nigeria.

The Italian Pavilion at the Tese delle Vergini in the Arsenale, sponsored and promoted by the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Direzione Generale Arte e Architettura Contemporanee e Periferie Urbane, this year will be curated by Cecilia Alemani.

23 Collateral Events, promoted by non-profit national and international institutions, will present their exhibitions and initiatives in Venice during the 57th Exhibition.

The International Exhibition VIVA ARTE VIVA

The Exhibition offers a route that unfolds over the course of nine chapters or families of artists, beginning with two introductory realms in the Central Pavilion in the Giardini, followed by seven more realms to be found in the Arsenale and the Giardino delle Vergini. There are 120 invited artists from 51 countries; 103 of these are participating for the first time.

This is how Paolo Baratta, President of La Biennale di Venezia, presents Biennale Arte 2017, explaining that “the 57th Exhibition introduces a further development. It is as though what has always been our primary work method—encounter and dialogue—has now become the theme of the Exhibition, because this year’s Biennale is dedicated to celebrating, and almost giving thanks for, the very existence of art and artists, whose worlds expand our perspective and the space of our existence.” “Christine Macel has called it an Exhibition inspired by humanism. This type of humanism is neither focused on an artistic ideal to follow nor is it characterised by the celebration of mankind as beings who can dominate their surroundings. If anything, this humanism, through art, celebrates mankind’s ability to avoid being dominated by the powers governing world affairs. These powers, if left to their own devices, can greatly affect the human dimension, in a detrimental sense. In this type of humanism, the artistic act is contemporaneously an act of resistance, of liberation and of generosity.” “There is another aspect of the 57th Exhibition – states Baratta – which alone qualifies it, above and beyond all the themes or narrations: of the 120 artists who have been invited to the Exhibition by our curator, 103 are participating here for the first time. Some are discoveries; many others, at least

for this year’s edition, are rediscoveries. And these courageous choices, too, are a concrete expression of our confidence in the world of art.” “This year, direct encounters with the artists have assumed a strategic role, to the point of becoming one of the pillars of La Biennale, whose program is of unprecedented size and commitment. Our curator’s main Exhibition is surrounded by the 86 pavilions of participating countries, each with its own curator, which will once more bring to life the pluralism of voices which is a hallmark of La Biennale di Venezia.” (The full text of Paolo Baratta is included in the Press Kit)

Christine Macel has declared: “Today, in a world full of conflicts and shocks, art bears witness to the most precious part of what makes us human. Art is the ultimate ground for reflection, individual expression, freedom, and for fundamental questions. Art is the last bastion, a garden to cultivate above and beyond trends and personal interests. It stands as an unequivocal alternative to individualism and indifference.” “The role, the voice and the responsibility of the artist are more crucial than ever before within the framework of contemporary debates. It is in and through these individual initiatives that the world of tomorrow takes shape, which though surely uncertain, is often best intuited by artists than others.” “Viva Arte Viva is an exclamation, a passionate outcry for art and the state of the artist. Viva Arte Viva  is a Biennale designed with artists, by artists and for artists.”

The Nine Trans-Pavilions Each of the nine chapters or families of artists of the Exhibition “represents a Pavilion in itself, or rather a Trans-Pavilion as it is trans-national by nature but echoes the Biennale’s historical organisation into pavilions, the number of which has never ceased to grow since the end of the 1990s.” “From the “Pavilion of Artists and Books” to the “Pavilion of Time and Infinity”, these nine episodes tell a story that is often discursive and at times paradoxical, with detours that mirror the world’s complexities, a multiplicity of approaches and a wide variety of practices. The Exhibition is intended as an experience, an extrovert movement from the self to the other, towards a common space beyond the defined dimensions, and onwards to the idea of a potential neo-humanism.” “Viva Arte Viva also seeks to convey a positive and prospective energy, which whilst focusing on young artists, rediscovers those passed away too soon or those who are still largely unknown despite the importance of their work.” “Starting with the Pavilion of Artists and Books, the Exhibition reveals its premise, a dialectic that involves the whole of contemporary society, beyond the artist himself, and addresses the organisation of society and its values.” “Art and artists are at the heart of the Exhibition, which begins by examining their practices, the way they create art, halfway between idleness and action, otium and negotium.”

Open Table (Tavola Aperta), Artists’ Practices Project, Unpacking My Library: a series of parallel projects and performances will animate the Exhibition following the same curatorial premise, which is to place artists at the art of the Exhibition.

Open Table (Tavola Aperta) Each Friday and Saturday of every week, during the six months of the Exhibition, artists will host an Open Table (Tavola Aperta) and meet visitors over a casual lunch to hold a lively conversation about their practice. These bi-weekly events will be organised in two dedicated spaces refurbished for this purpose, in front of the Central Pavilion of the Giardini and in the new Sala d’Armi in the Arsenale. The Open Table (Tavola Aperta) events will be live-streamed on La Biennale’s website.

Artists’ Practices Project In the Central Pavilion at the Giardini and in the Sale d’Armi at the Arsenale a space will also be created for the Artists’ Practices Project, including a series of short videos made by the artists about themselves and their way of working.

“These two parallel projects – commented Macel – are open to all artists of Biennale Arte. All National Pavilions are welcome to host their own Open Table (Tavola Aperta) event on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and to add videos to the database on the artists.”

Unpacking My Library Finally, the project titled Unpacking My Library, inspired by Walter Benjamin’s essay published in 1931, allows the artists of Viva Arte Viva to compile a list of their favourite books. This is both a way to get to know the artists better and a source of inspiration for the public. The list of books will be published in the Exhibition at the Central Pavilion and in the catalogue. The books listed by all the participating artists will be available to visitors at the Stirling Pavilion in the Giardini.

Special Projects and Performances Besides the main Exhibition in the Central Pavilion and in the Arsenale, several Special Projects and Performances have been commissioned especially for the Giardini, the Giardino delle Vergini and other Exhibition venues. A dense programme of approximately twenty performances will be held during the opening week. The performances will all be live-streamed on La Biennale’s website. The videos will remain on view in a dedicated multimedia room in the Central Pavilion and in the Arsenale.


Der für seine drasti­schen Arbeiten bekan­nte Künstler Iman Re­zai geht mit I AM E-­WASTE Thema von glob­aler Relevanz an. Un­ter dem Deckmantel des Recyclings verlas­sen jährlich 50 Mill­ionen Tonnen Elektro­schrott die Industri­estaaten und werden illegal an Endlager in Asien und Afrika deponiert, wo sie Me­nschen und Umwelt ve­rgiften. Diese Route macht der Künstler nun bekannt.

Rezai reist für I AM E-WASTE zu Orten, an denen die Abfallpr­odukte der technolog­isierten Konsumgesel­lschaft enden. Vor Ort entsteht eine mul­timediale Werksreihe, deren Ergebnis fern von üblichen Dokum­entationen liegen.
In der Konzeption der dreidimensionalen Arbeiten schafft Iman Rezai eine Verbind­ung zwischen den Urs­prungsländern und den E-Waste Deponien. Er füllt wiederversc­hließbare Glasflasch­en mit E-Waste von den Deponien, fügt re­flektierendes Glitze­rfragmente und das I AM E-WASTE Logo hin­zu. Diese Flaschenp­ost mit dem Namen „E­-MAIL“ schickt er auf eine Reise zurück an den Ort der Entst­ehung des E-Wastes.
Iman Rezai nutzt die subversive Kraft der Kunst zur Anregung individueller Momen­te der Reflektion. Die Vielfalt der verw­endeten Medien ermög­licht dem Betrachter eine modulare Ersch­ließung des komplexen Themas. Die fotogr­afischen und filmisc­hen Arbeiten liegen im Spannungsfeld von Umweltaktivismus und investigativem Jou­rnalismus. Die impul­sive Rezeption des Gesehenen schafft eine Entgrenzung von Ob­jektivität und Subje­ktivität und wirkt so konträr üblicher Sehgewohnheiten.

Getragen wird das Pr­ojekt über die Crowd­funding-Plattform Ki­ckstarter. Die Kampa­gne ging heute onlin­e. Sammler können hi­erüber Objekte der Werksarbeit vorab erw­erben und sich den Zugang zur filmischen Dokumentation der investigativen Reise sichern.

Zur Kickstarter-Kamp­agne: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/668­289538/i-am-e-waste


Der deutsch-iranische Künstler Iman Rezai thematisiert in se­inen Arbeiten stets gesamtgesellschaftli­che Probleme, welche sich für ihn oft in Doppelmoral manifes­tieren. Die Provokat­ion hat er noch nie gescheut. Schon als Student polarisierte er international mit seiner partizipati­ven Performance Die Guillotine. Hier wur­de online über die Hinrichtung eines Sch­afs mittels einer ri­esigen selbstgebauten Guillotine abgesti­mmt. Der öffentliche Aufschrei war enorm. Das Leben eines Sc­hafes polarisiert, während es sich oft so bequem wegschauen lässt, wenn durch un­ser Handeln das Leben anderer Menschen aktiv verkürzt wird.

Exposition de l'artiste Moa Daliendog en Bourgogne à la propriété Coudurier-Jung

Du Jeudi 22 juin, date du vernissage, au 20 juillet 2017 se déroulera à Beaune l’exposition Ca$h Ca$h de l’artiste bordelais Moa Daliendog.

Cette exposition se déroulera à la propriété viticole Coudurier- Jung (propriétaires et négociants) au coeur de Beaune, dans le caveau familial, une merveille du XVIème siècle en pierre naturelle magnifiquement restaurée.Une initiative originale pour découvrir le surprenant travail de l’artiste ainsi que les vins de la propriété, une dégustation sera en effet proposée au cours du vernissage.

Moa Daliendog est un artiste plasticien français né en 1980 à Libourne. C’est à partir de la fin des années 1990  qu’il se forme aux arts plastiques en cadre scolaire et universitaire. Plus tard, il organisera des expositions collectives au sein de l’association Pilgrimage dont il est l’un des membres fondateurs.

C’est en  2013 qu’il commence son travail sur la série CA$H-CA$H et collabore avec l’artiste Auguste. Aujourd’hui il  perfectionne et développe sa série CA$H-CA$H, offrant aux sujets qu’il représente une aura magique et envoûtante, aux couleurs vives et aux nombreux effets de matière distinguant son travail  par ces particularités originales qui lui confèrent une identité singulière.

Cette série est le fruit de nombreuses années de travail consacrées à la photographie de portraits, à l’utilisation de son scanner et de son imprimante, ainsi qu’à peaufiner sa technique de finition et qu’il a malicieusement nommée « MÉLATAPATAPEINTURE».

À travers cette série de portraits, il cristallise ses modèles au sein d’un univers coloré empli d’effets de matière, les inscrivant ainsi dans une forme de moment d’éternité. Ses textures sont réalisées à l’aide d’un scanner, il scanne les emballages de nos produits de consommations courants, les sacs que nous utilisons au supermarché, ou bien de l’aluminium ou du cellophane froissé, ou des vêtements…

C’est un savant mélange de numérique, un excellent dosage de talent, et sa finition unique « MÉLATAPATAPEINTURE »qui donnent aux œuvres de Moa Daliendog un rendu proche de la peinture. Cette technique numérique produit discrètement du geste qui se dégage, une aura en infusion. L’artiste imprime lui-même ses travaux à l’aide de son imprimante, les œuvres sont composées de 12, 20 ou 30 pages de papier photo A4 (21/29,7 cm).

Il recouvre en guise de finition ses travaux avec de la résine époxy à l’intérieur de laquelle il insère des paillettes brillantes, de l’étain et des éclats phosphorescents. Pour vous parler du travail de l’artiste nous pouvons citer la critique d’Anna Piergentili dans Stile Arte :

« Les compositions de l’artiste français Moa Daliendog sont éthérées, sous le profil d’une vibration intense de la matière, aux couleurs intenses et vives. Avec sa grâce ravissante, Moa immortalise les déesses d’Hollywood en termes postwarholiens, qui mettent en lumière une attitude non affadie sur ce maître des icônes du vingtième siècle. Une opération loin d’être aisée et pourtant parfaitement réussie du point de vue de la réinvention d’un module.

Il apprécie de mettre en valeur les vedettes ayant marqué l’histoire, étant devenues des légendes et appartenant désormais aujourd’hui à notre imaginaire collectif, telles que Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, sans pour autant dédaigner les nouvelles célébrités du ‘tapis rouge’. Parmi ses œuvres apparaissent aussi les impérissables Uma Thurman et Claudia Schiffer, Paris Hilton et même la reine de « Wrecking Ball », la très sulfureuse Miley Cyrus.

L’artiste, partant des portraits photographiques des stars les plus célèbres, tresse une trame chromatique vraiment singulière. Il est un génie dans l’utilisation des textures, sur lesquelles se posent des lumières romantiques et des ombres exquises de dentelles qui enrichissent les images.

Son art délicieusement éclectique surprend par son adresse dans l’utilisation équilibrée des teintes pastel, une touche naturaliste qui confère une aura magique particulière aux femmes splendides qu’il représente, comme si elles étaient des fleurs bariolées prises au piège dans une dimension surréaliste. Une réinterprétation sans précédent de la polychromie « à plat » du père du Pop Art, Andy Warhol ».

Amateurs de beaux arts et amoureux du bon vin, nous vous donnons donc rendez-vous le 22 juin à partir de 18h pour un délicieux moment  de convivialité.

Informations pratiques:

Adresse: la propriété Coudurier-Jung est située au 19, Rue du Faubourg Bretonnière 21 200 Beaune


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