A Contemporary Lynx’s subjective guide following the tracks of Polish artists in Venice.
Eagerly awaited the 56th Venice Biennale is just starting.
Today is the 6th day of May and the first day of the 56th Venice Biennale which will run until November 22nd, 2015.
We have prepared a lot of information and coverages directly from Venice for these who will visit to this art celebration and also for those who will not be able to attend it, but who would like to feel its atmosphere and learn about the events as if they were in Venice.
At the beginning we present you a Contemporary Lynx’s subjective guide tracking step by step this year Polish artists in Venice.
We invite you to roam around the narrow streets of this most famous pearl from Veneto lagoon!!!
The Polish Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia
Halka/Haiti 18°48’05”N 72°23’01”W
C.T. Jasper & Joanna Malinowska
7 May – 22 November 2015
Opening hours: 10 am to 6 pm
The Polish Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale of Art will have the pleasure of presenting a panoramic film projection of the opera Halka by Stanisław Moniuszko, as it was staged in February for the inhabitants of Cazale, a village situated in the mountains of Haiti.
ECC Wrocław 2016 presents Dispossession
8 May – 22 November 2015
15-17 Palazzo Donà
Campo San Polo, 2177 Venezia
artists: Manaf Halbouni, Susanne Keichel, Thomas Kilpper, Szymon Kobylarz, Michael Merkel,
Dorota Nieznalska, Tomasz Opania, the Open Group, Andriy Sahaydakovskyy, Oksana Zabuzhko
curated by: Michał Bieniek, Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz
organised by: European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016
The notion of home is central for this exhibition, both in relation to its symbolic and spatial
meaning. A home that is lost and a house that needs to be occupied. Dispossession does not mean
only depriving somebody of their property, but also pertains to freeing from evil spirits, an exorcism
that is meant to oust unwanted energies. The exhibition is guided by the recognition of a universal
and atemporal dimension of dispossession in its psychological and material manifestations. It is in
this lost and sought sense of belonging that we analyse a multi-layered relationship between space
AICA and the Venice Biennale – the case of Central-Eastern Europe
7 May 2015
15-17 Palazzo Donà
Campo San Polo, 2177 Venezia
Henry Meyric Hughes – Honorary President of the AICA International
Juraj Čarný – Director of the Kunsthalle Bratislava, President of AICA Slovakia
Branko Franceschi – Director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Split, President of AICA Croatia
Andrzej Szczerski – Jagiellonian University in Krakow, President of AICA Poland
Organised by: European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016
Magdalena Abakanowicz: Crowd and Individual
Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore
Dorsoduro (San Vio), 864 – 30123 Venezia
The exhibition at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini will feature around 80 one-off, jute figures, made individually by Abakanowicz herself. The figures will be assembled one beside the other, to form a very striking group.
The Luxembourg Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia
Grand Duchy of Paradiso Lussemburgo. Filip Markiewicz
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture. Deputy Commissioner: MUDAM Luxembourg. Curator: Paul Ardenne. Venue: Ca’ del Duca, Corte del Duca Sforza, San Marco 3052
With Paradiso Lussemburgo, Filip Markiewicz presents a mental image of Luxembourg combined with a reflection on contemporary identity. Through its title, Paradiso Lussemburgo evokes both the Paradiseof Dante, the movie Cinema Paradiso by Giuseppe Tornatore and tax havens. As the artist points out: “What interests me is, on the one hand, the mythological aspect, close to the fable, and on the other hand, popular appearance. The various waves of immigration recorded since the beginning of the twentieth century in Luxembourg have led to the country being seen as a sort of paradise for integration. Again, there is a strong allusion to the image of Luxembourg given by some foreign media, the tax haven, a theme addressed here head-on but also with a certain irony.”
Slip of the Tongue
among the artists: Alina Szapocznikow
12.04 – 31.12.2015
Punta della Dogana – Pinault Collection
curated by Danh Vo in collaboration with Caroline Bourgeois
The European Cultural Centre exhibition “Personal Structures – Crossing Borders”
among the artists: Jarosław Kozłowski, Roman Opałka
at Palazzo Mora (Strada Nuova, 3659, 30121 Venezia) and Palazzo Bembo (Riva del Carbon # 4793, 30124 Venezia)
Exhibitions open 9 May – 22 November 2015, 10 am – 6 pm,
Tuesdays closed, preview 7 and 8 May 2015 FREE ENTRY
Katarzyna Kozyra Looking for Jesus
Exhibitions open: 6 May – 22 November 2015
Ca Nova di Palazzo Treves
Corte Barozzi – San Marco 2158
Katarzyna Kozyra’s starting point for this project was information about the so-called Jerusalem Syndrome, an acute delusional disorder which had been reported by medical professionals only in the 2nd half of the 20th century. After visiting the Holy Land, people afflicted with the syndrome start to identify with Biblical characters – mostly and usually with the Messiah. To date the artist has visited Jerusalem four times in order to find those, who in the early 21st century believe themselves to be Jesus. The result is over 100 hours of video footage from interviews, and the city which serves as the background for religious rituals, and a scene for people of various faiths, denominations and colours, subsequent Messiahs who try to convince the artist they are miraculous and genuine, and a colorful crowd of pilgrims and locals. This time Kozyra witnesses an ongoing performance in which she is not the protagonist, but merely an audience attempting to find and record at least a fraction of what goes on in this sacred city. Kozyra encounters incredible personalities. Each of her heroes hides a fascinating story, and all of them combined constitute a project presenting ways and means of carrying out one’s faith, its place and role in today’s world, and values on which we build our reality.
Tadeusz Kantor in Teatro Junghans
8 May 2015
Venezia, Teatro Junghans (Giudecca, Palanca)
For the 2015 Venice Biennale The Demarco European Art Foundation will be honouring the centenary of Tadeusz Kantor’s birth by presenting a series of film screenings relating to Kantor’s contributions to The Official Edinburgh Festival. These screenings will take place at the The Accademia Teatrale Veneta on the Giudecca at 5:30pm tomorrow on May 8th. There is limited capacity for this event so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
The first will be the magical film made by Ken McMullen of the Cricot 2 Theatre production of Witkiewicz’s ‘Lovelies and Dowdies’ presented in The Poorhouse in 1973; another will be the film on the life of Kantor produced by Gabriella Cardazzo and directed by Duncan Ward. This film documents the following of Kantor on his world tour with a number of Cricot 2 Theatre productions. The third film will be a short edited version of ‘The Water Hen’ – Kantor’s masterpiece for the 1972 Edinburgh Festival.