Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary at the 53rd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia
No night No day, an abstract opera by Cerith Wyn Evans and Florian Hecker
The Ethics of Dust: Doge’s Palace, Venice, 2009 by Jorge Otero-Pailos
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary is contributing two new provocative works to the 53rd International Art Exhibition Fare Mondi // Making Worlds, La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Daniel Birnbaum. No night No day, an abstract opera by Cerith Wyn Evans and Florian Hecker is performed “off site” on three nights only (June 4–6) at the Teatro Goldoni and The Ethics of Dust: Doge’s Palace, Venice, 2009 by Jorge Otero-Pailos is installed in the Corderie in the Arsenale. A one-day symposium The Last Temptation of the Contemporary. Art/Architecture Experimentation with Heritage at Istituto Veneto contextualizes the projects within today’s discussions on architecture, preservation and art.
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
As part of the Markers project 972ART in conjunction with the International Artists’ Museum are commencing with a new cooperative project, the seventh in number, during the 53rd Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition, open June 7th, 2009. – the largest event in the art world, which attracts millions of spectators.
MyMementoVid is an On-Going project. MyMementoVid project perceives its objective to be continuing to contemporary Video-Art works around the world. All works of art that will be accepted for the project will become part of the ever - increasing archive, which is devoted to the subject of memory; according to the personal - social - artistic perception of the artists who created them, who will also be involved. .
MyMementoVid project places special emphasis on encouraging the participation of artists and Arts and Design students. The advancement of artists at the outset of their careers is a central motive of this project. We will be grateful for cooperation with academies and universities in the fields of the Arts and Design, to create a video program which will constitute a database and inspiration for the coming generations.
Artists from around the globe invited to take part and create a video-art work dealing with the topic of Memento* (memory). These artistic memory videos will be displayed during the Venice Biennale as part of a special exhibition. This large exhibition will take place at the Scalamata Gallery. The project is already arousing much interest and many curators, artists and art students have already expressed their interest in participating. As always, we are anticipating exposure to hundreds of thousands of spectators. In addition, we are planning to produce a special catalog of the project. A video documenting the project is also being planned.
* memento |məˈmenˌtō|
noun ( pl. -tos or -toes) an object kept as a reminder or souvenir of a person or event : you can purchase a memento of your visit. ORIGIN late Middle English (denoting a prayer of commemoration): from Latin, literally ‘remember!,’ imperative of meminisse.
MyMementoVid - Where the past creates the future