Hello everyone 🙂 Hope your week is going good so far, if not, I’ll try to cheer you up with some amazing art and brilliantly creative people. Visiting Venice’s La Biennale was one of the best things that happened to me in a while. When I think about art I feel comfort for my partly disturbed mind and soul. I feel free. Art gives me this amazing dimension of entering other people’s parts of the soul, it crystallizes problems there are out there, it makes me focus on what’s important and it continuously reminds me to never stop creating and expressing. It’s a medium between deepest parts of our Being, world itself and message we want to send out to it. In my life I visited a lot art shows, but they were mainly focused on older, more famous but dead artists like Rodin, Cezanne, Picasso.. Venice’s Biennale works with mostly live artists from all around the world. It was founded in 1895. and now is one of the most famous cultural organizations in the world. It works in researching and promoting new contemporary art trends and organises exhibitions in all sectors: arts, architecture, cinema, dance, music and theatre. The 56th International Art Exhibition forms a unitary itinerary that starts at the Central Pavilion (Giardini) and continues at the Arsenale, with over 136 artists from 53 countries, of whom 89 was shown here for the first time. First we went through the Giardini, which is a park of Biennale, historical place where first exhibition took place in 1895. When the first exhibition was set up, there were no national pavilions. Now, Giardini holds pavilions of 30 different states, plus one international pavilion that mixes up 32 artist from all around the world. Since its first edition in 1895, the visual art exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia has existed at the confluence of many sociopolitical changes and radical historical ruptures across the fields of art, culture, politics, technology, and economics. Founded in 1893, the institution of La Biennale di Venezia arrived on the world stage at a significant historic period, at a point when forces of industrial modernity, capital, emergent technologies, urbanization, and colonial regimes were remaking the global map and rewriting the rules of sovereignty. Accompanying these developments were several mass movements: from workers’ to women’s movements; anti-colonial to civil rights movements, etc.
Rather than one overarching theme that gathers and encapsulates diverse forms and practices into one unified field of vision, All the World’s Futures is informed by a layer of intersecting Filters. These Filters are a constellation of parameters that circumscribe multiple ideas. In 2015, Biennale employed the historical trajectory of the Biennale itself, over the course of its one hundred and twenty years existence, as a Filter through which toreflect on both the current “state of things” and the “appearance of things”. All the World’s Futures took the present “state of things” as the ground for its dense, restless, and exploratory project that were located in a dialectical field of references and artistic disciplines. The principal question the exhibition posed is this: How can artists, thinkers, writers, composers, choreographers, singers, and musicians, through images, objects, words, movement, actions, lyrics, sound bring together public in acts of looking, listening, responding, engaging, speaking in order to make sense of the current upheaval? What material, symbolic or aesthetic, political or social acts should be produced in this dialectical field of references to give shape to an exhibition which refuses confinement within the boundaries of conventional display models? With each Filter superimposed on the other, in a series of recensions,exhibition delved into the contemporary global reality as one of constant realignment, adjustment, recalibration, motility, shape-shifting. These projects, works, and voices, occupied the spaces of Biennale and pre-occupied the time and thinking of the public. Messages that these art works send out are absolutely amazing . They hit the core of today’s problems with society and it blew me away. Welcome to All the World’s Futures.
You can find online all about artists, their work and meaning of each one. Hope I was able to transfer just a bit this amazingly magical and inspirational place through my photos. If you ever get a chance, find out a bit more about La Biennale and visit it. I promise it will be worth it. Much love to you all. S.
Photos of me by: Marija Jančec
All other photos mine.