The Explorers, Part One

James Richards and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Curated by Iwona Blazwick, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery, London
V-A-C Foundation, Palazzo delle Zattere, Dorsoduro 1401, 30123 Venice

Curated by Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick, the exhibition revisits and expands four displays from the V-A-C collection, first seen at the Whitechapel Gallery from 2014 to 2015. The Explorers who have brought together remarkable finds from the collection, ranging from ancient African figures to iconic masterpieces of the 20th century, are contemporary artists. Each…

Two artists and a curator explore masterpieces from the V-A-C collection

Curated by Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick, the exhibition revisits and expands four displays from the V-A-C collection, first seen at the Whitechapel Gallery from 2014 to 2015. The Explorers who have brought together remarkable finds from the collection, ranging from ancient African figures to iconic masterpieces of the 20th century, are contemporary artists. Each is a leading exponent of one medium – Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is a painter and James Richards is a moving image artist; Mike Nelson is a sculptor; Fiona Banner is a creator of text based images and installations They have embarked on a journey through the V-A-C collection and present their discoveries in solo displays. Through their unorthodox installations, each artist also transforms each collection display into a new work of art.


Curated by Katerina Chuchalina, V-A-C Foundation and Pete Belkin, KADIST
V-A-C Foundation, Palazzo delle Zattere, Dorsoduro 1401, 30123 Venice

This international group show takes its title from Shannon Ebner’s installation the Electric Comma, focusing on changes in language, perceptions and understanding in the age of artificial intelligence. Through varied practices and from different backgrounds, participating artists deal with the negotiations between the conscious mind and today’s pervasive learning machine. Artists: Erick Beltrán, Alighiero Boetti,…

This international group show takes its title from Shannon Ebner’s installation the Electric Comma, focusing on changes in language, perceptions and understanding in the age of artificial intelligence. Through varied practices and from different backgrounds, participating artists deal with the negotiations between the conscious mind and today’s pervasive learning machine.

Artists: Erick Beltrán, Alighiero Boetti, Mircea Cantor, Nicolás Consuegra, Anthony Discenza, Shannon Ebner, Valentin Fetisov, Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, Piero Golia, Wade Guyton, Jacqueline Humphries, Daniel Keller, Daria Martin, Pedro Neves Marques, Jonathan Monk, Trevor Paglen, Bridget Riley, Andrey Shental, Dayanita Singh, Cheyney Thompson, Urban Fauna Lab

The Electric Comma has been produced by V-A-C Foundation and developed in dialogue with KADIST (Paris and San Francisco), combining the V-A-C and KADIST collections

Open Thursday through Tuesday, from 10am to 6pm; closed on Wednesday;
Friday 10am to 8pm.
Vaporetto Stops: San Basilio or Zattere.

The closing date for this exhibition has been extended until Sunday 8 April 2018


Curated by Matthew Witkovsky and Katerina Chuchalina, with Anna Ilchenko.
Performance programme curated by Peter Taub.
V-A-C Foundation, Palazzo delle Zattere, Venice

V-A-C Foundation presents Space Force Construction, organised with the Art Institute of Chicago, for the launch of V-A-C’s new Venetian headquarters Palazzo delle Zattere. The exhibition is a conversation between contemporary artists and historic works. Over 100 works from the 1920s and ‘30s by key Soviet artists are brought into dialogue with new site-specific commissions and…

V-A-C Foundation presents Space Force Construction, organised with the Art Institute of Chicago, for the launch of V-A-C’s new Venetian headquarters Palazzo delle Zattere. The exhibition is a conversation between contemporary artists and historic works. Over 100 works from the 1920s and ‘30s by key Soviet artists are brought into dialogue with new site-specific commissions and recent works by contemporary artists, including Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera noted for her strong political messages, Mikhail Tolmachev, a young artist from Moscow who explores the subject of memory through photographic archives, renowned American artist Barbara Kruger, German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans and Russian multi-media artist Kirill Savchenkov, amongst many others.


Mark Dion, Arseny Zhilyaev

Future Histories

Curated by Magnus af Petersens
Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice (Italy)

A dialogue exhibition between Mark Dion and Arseny Zhilyaev. Taking the traditional museum practice of collections and taxonomic displays as a starting point, the artists create a wunderkammer in the making and an imaginary future museum.  

A dialogue exhibition between Mark Dion and Arseny Zhilyaev. Taking the traditional museum practice of collections and taxonomic displays as a starting point, the artists create a wunderkammer in the making and an imaginary future museum.

 


Curated by Katerina Chuchalina
Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice (Italy)

A number of international artists focus on an architecture of exclusion, exploring ways of documenting and witnessing institutional spaces designed to punish and sometimes correct individuals who have been separated from the rest of society.  

A number of international artists focus on an architecture of exclusion, exploring ways of documenting and witnessing institutional spaces designed to punish and sometimes correct individuals who have been separated from the rest of society.

 


Parallel Convergences:

Pawel Althamer and Anatoly Osmolovsky

Curated by Nicholas Cullinan
Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice (Italy)

The project brings together for the first time the work of Polish artist Pawel Althamer and Russian artist Anatoly Osmolovsky, both of whom are from the generation shaped by the decisive shift from communism to post-communism, experienced in Russia and the Eastern Bloc in the early 1990s, and whose work shares many parallels.  

The project brings together for the first time the work of Polish artist Pawel Althamer and Russian artist Anatoly Osmolovsky, both of whom are from the generation shaped by the decisive shift from communism to post-communism, experienced in Russia and the Eastern Bloc in the early 1990s, and whose work shares many parallels.

 


Curated by Katerina Chuchalina and Silvia Franceschini
Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice (Italy)

Taking place during the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, this presentation utilises the architectural context of the biennale as a filter and lens through which to compile the scattered phenomena of the last decades of Russian art into a vital and comprehensive landscape.  

Taking place during the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, this presentation utilises the architectural context of the biennale as a filter and lens through which to compile the scattered phenomena of the last decades of Russian art into a vital and comprehensive landscape.

 


Modernikon

Contemporary Art from Russia

Curated by Francesco Bonami
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin and Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice (Italy)

Modernikon explores Russia’s young and still-evolving art scene of today, presenting the newest artistic research from a country that has only recently presented itself on the international art scene.  

Modernikon explores Russia’s young and still-evolving art scene of today, presenting the newest artistic research from a country that has only recently presented itself on the international art scene.