Venice Art Biennale 2015 | Japan – United Kingdom – Czech & Slovak Republics

Place: Venice, Country: Italy
Text by Federica Lusiardi, Inexhibit
Photos © Inexhibit, 2015, All rights reserved

Venice | La Biennale 56th International Art exhibition – PART 1
Giardini: Pavilions of Japan – Great Britain – Czech Republic + Slovak Republic


Pavilion of JAPAN
Chiharu Shiota “the key in the hand”
commissioner. The Japan Foundation
curator: Hitoshi Nakano

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The pavilion of Japan houses a single large installation featuring a dense mesh composed of red threads, to which thousands of keys are hung. A metaphor of the relationships between persons in space and time, the keys have been collected by Chiharu Shiota throughout the world.

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Pavilion of Great Britain
Sarah Lucas
commissioner: Emma Dexter
curator: Richard Riley

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Exhibited in the patio and inside 6 rooms at the UK pavilion, the works by Sarah Lucas -who through her sculptures and photographs focuses on genders and sexuality with an irony descending from her surrealist roots- are immersed in a yellow-colored environment devised, by the own artist admission, to recall the idea of a dessert.

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Pavilion of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic
Jiřì David “ Apotheosis”
commissioner: Adam Budak
curator: Katarina Rusnakova

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The almost empty black and white hall of the pavilion houses Jiřì David’s installation “Apotheosis”, based on the reinterpretation of the painting “ the Apotheosis of the Slavs: the four eras of the Slavs in four colors” realized by Alphonse Mucha in 1926.

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