OUTSIDERS ARE STILL IN VENICE
Three “outsider” artists at Venice Biennale 2017
Open to the public from Saturday May 13th to Sunday November 26th 2017, at the Giardini and the Arsenale, the 57th International Art Exhibition, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA, will be curated by Christine Marcel and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Exhibition will also include 84 National Participations in the historic Giardini’s Pavilions, at the Arsenale and in Venice city centre.
As Christine Marcel explained, this edition will focus on Art and Artists:
“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 favourite realm for dreams and utopias, a catalyst for human connections that roots us both to nature and the cosmos, that elevates us to a spiritual dimension. 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. It builds us up and edifies us. At a time of global disorder, art embraces life, even if doubt ensues inevitably. 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, about the forms they propose, the questions they ask, the practices they develop and the ways of life they choose.”
[Here the entire introduction by Christine Marcel]
Near the “bigs” of the contemporary art scene (but also a large number of young artists), stand out tre names of the outsider art world: Dan Miller, Lubos Plny and Judith Scott.
Alarmed by the dangers facing humanism in a world of conflict and technologies, Christine Marcel chose to focus on the artist, analyzing him in his being, in his gestures and in his thoughts. In this context, between lamps (Olafur Eliasson), houseboats (The Play) and Amazonic rituals (Ernesto Neto), the presence of the outsiders can confirm that the barriers live only in the heads of those who want to have it.
[See the full list below]
AL SAADI, Abdullah
ÁVILA FORERO, Marcos
CURNIER JARDIN, Pauline
DÍAZ MORALES, Sebastián
GARCÍA URIBURU, Nicolás
KIM, Sung Hwan
MONDRIAN FAN CLUB (David Medalla & Adam Nankervis)
NUÑEZ, Katherine & RODRIGUEZ, Issay
SHERK, Bonnie Ora
TRAN, Thu Van
VOROBYEVA Yelena & VOROBYEV Viktor
WALTHER, Franz Erhard
WYN EVANS, Cerith