V-A-C Zattere, Dorsoduro 1401, 30123 Venice

13 new commissions explore the notion and function of time in the 21st Century Time, Forward!, a new project by Omar Kholeif, Maria Kramar and V-A-C Foundation, seeks to question the notion and function of time and how it relates to new forms of consciousness, action and sight in the twenty-first century. The title is…

13 new commissions explore the notion and function of time in the 21st Century

Time, Forward!, a new project by Omar Kholeif, Maria Kramar and V-A-C Foundation, seeks to question the notion and function of time and how it relates to new forms of consciousness, action and sight in the twenty-first century. The title is also an ironic take on the revolutionary 20th century concept and Soviet slogan. Time Forward! became a celebrated book, a film and a tune used extensively throughout the 60s and which is still highly recognisable today. While its original use proposes an optimistic and progressive view of acceleration, the exhibition takes a more critical position towards the celebration of velocity and compression of time in the digital age.

With artistic production at its very core, V-A-C Foundation has commissioned 13 new works, some site-specific, by emerging and internationally acclaimed artists for Time, Forward!. The artists all met in Venice in May 2018 to activate a collaborative dialogue intertwining their ideas and they were asked to imagine and suggest strategies to cope with the accelerated digital time. When our lives are deluged with images, tweets, real and fake information, can we embrace tools or positions of resistance that will help us improve our living conditions?

Participating artists: Rosa Barba, Alexandra Domanovic, Valentin Fetisov, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Daria Irincheeva, Alexandra Sukhareva, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Adam Linder, Haroon Mirza, Trevor Paglen, Walid Raad, James Richards, Kirill Savchenkov, Where Dogs Run.

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V-A-C Zattere, Dorsoduro 1401, 30123 Venice

Taking its title from Soviet terminology to describe a ‘house of culture’ (DK is an abbreviation of the Russian ‘dom kultury’) the new events programme at Palazzo delle Zattere will reflect the kind of activities that made these cultural hubs so popular in 1920s Russia. DK’s were recreational centres set up for and developed by…

Taking its title from Soviet terminology to describe a ‘house of culture’ (DK is an abbreviation of the Russian ‘dom kultury’) the new events programme at Palazzo delle Zattere will reflect the kind of activities that made these cultural hubs so popular in 1920s Russia. DK’s were recreational centres set up for and developed by the locals, offering them a place to go and practise their hobbies. They were often equipped with art galleries, theatres, workshops, libraries, cinema and concert halls as well as locally run radio stations. From 26 November 2018 until 24 March 2019, V-A-C Venice will offer a new kind of cultural experience, aimed at getting even more people involved with Palazzo delle Zattere, encouraging people to enjoy and engage with the space on a more regular basis, making it their own over the next four months.

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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.