Karenina.it Express

 

 

50th International Art Exhibition

 

Sogni e Conflitti

La dittatura dello spettatore

Dreams and Conflicts

The Viewerfs Dictatorship

 

Venice, Giardini della Biennale - Arsenale

Press days 12-13-14 June

Vernissage: 13-14 June

Official Opening: 14 June

 

Opening to the public from 15th June to 2nd November 2003

 

The Biennale di Venezia presents the 50th International Art Exhibition directed by Francesco Bonami. Sogni e Conflitti-La dittatura dello spettatore. Dreams and Conflicts-The Viewerfs Dictatorship


The Biennale di Venezia's 50th International Art Exhibition this year presents itself as an gexhibition of exhibitionsh, laid out in the various spaces within the Arsenale and in the Giardini della Biennale, including the national participations in the Giardini pavilions, as well as in other locations in the heart of Venice and elsewhere again.

Director Francesco Bonami wished his project to make the best use of the singleness of the Biennale di Venezia's exhibition structure in order to put together a major international survey that, like a gmaph, would comprise different areas (like islands in an archipelago), each with its own identity and independence.

The viewer-reader of this map will thus be able to explore the single artistic individualities and build up a personal itinerary through the various trends or specific realities of contemporary art.

 

 

gIf the idea of the large international survey has always been conceived as a whole concept to be fragmented into the visions of the individuals artists, "Dreams and Conflicts" wants art from the autonomy of the different projects to seek in this complexity of ideas the unity that defines the language of contemporary art today.

In the contemporary society the viewers with their presence and absence controls the success of every exhibition and cultural enterprise; in gDreams and Conflictsh they appear as one of the subjects that contribute to define the structure of the show, the artist, the curator, the viewer .

Along with the artist, the beholder is one of the poles that connecting produce the spark that activate the art work successfully in the social and cultural context.

The dream and the conflict, the total world opposed to its political and geographical fragmentation, the national aspirations in contrast with the international achievements are all elements that will contribute to the making of the Visual Arts Biennale.

Dreams and Conflicts will be an exhibition focused at the same time on art as a personal tool of a personal experience and conviviality. A show through which is possible to have access to the complexity of a world made by groups of individuals defined by multiple and diverse necessities.

An exhibition constructed with multiple projects to test the strength of that ideal community where  the creative process of the contemporary artist is active.

Dreams and Conflicts will not be a show about political art but a reflection on the politics of art.

 

The experience of the viewer facing the unique vision of the artist. Two contemporary subjects divided simply by a different gaze.    Francesco Bonami

Sogni e Conflitti

La dittatura dello spettatore

Dreams and Conflicts

The Viewerfs dictatorship

 

Arsenale

 

Z.O.U. (Zone of Urgency)/ Zona dfUrgenza

Cared for by Hou Hanru

 

Individual Systems / Sistemi individuali

Cared for by Igor Zabel

 

The Structure of Survival /La struttura della sopravvivenza

Cared for by Carlos Basualdo

 

Utopia  Station / Stazione Utopia
Cared for by  Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist e Rirkrit Tiravanija

 

Conflict / Conflitto

Cared for by Catherine David

 

Il Quotidiano Alterato / Lo Cotidiano Alterado /The Everyday Altered
Cared for by Gabriel Orozco

 

Clandestini / Clandestines

Cared for by Francesco Bonami

 

Fault Lines / Smottamenti

Cared for by Gilane Tawardos

In collaboration whit Forum Africa Contemporary Art

 

Giardini di Castello

 

Ritardi e Rivoluzione/ Delays and Revolutions

Padiglione Italia

Cared for by Francesco Bonami e Daniel Birnbaum

 

La Zona /The Zone

Realizzato da A12

Cared for by Massimiliano Gioni