58º Bienal de Venecia

Ph: Biennale di Venezia

With only months lasting for the most important event of the international art scene, Venice is preparing to celebrate the 58th Venice Biennial. Founded at the end of the 19th century, the Italian city biennial reinvents itself every two years to summon the most outstanding figures of the contemporary scene. Under Ralph Ruggof general curator of the biennial proposal, May You Live in Interesting Times will is the leitmotiv which will transform Venice from May to November inti an art factory.

By Matías Helbig

IN 2019, THE LENSES ARE OVER VENICE

Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, 2018 @ Chico Barros.

May You Live in Interesting Times, the motto that Ralph Rugoff selected to use as theoretical-creative frame of the 58th Venice Biennale fits extraordinary in the Brazilian Pavilion. Represented by the curator Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro and the duo of artists Bárbara Wanger & Benjamin de Burca (working partners since 2011), the Latin-American country will assume a very important political and social role in Venice reflecting the deepest traits of post-colonial and contemporary Brazilian culture, in its jewels as well in its decadences.

By Matías Helbig

THE PERFECT TRIO FOR THE BRAZILIAN PAVILION AT THE VENICE BIENNALE

Agustín Pérez Rubio y Voluspa Jarpa, los representantes del  Pabellón Chileno de la 58º Bienal de Venecia. // Agustín Pérez Rubio and Voluspa Jarpa, the Chilean Pavilion curator and artist for the 58th Vennice Biennial. Ph: Felipe Lavín.

Few weeks last for the 58th Venice Biennial and little by little the projects of each pavilion are known. Among the most expected we could mention the Chilean Pavilion represented by the outstanding artist Voluspa Jarpa (Rancagua, Chile, 1971) and the renowned curator Agustín Pérez Rubio (Valencia, Spain 1972). With a prolific career, each one in his field, Jarpa and Pérez Rubio will present Altered Views, a project of historical revision in relation to the hegemonic discourses and colonialism that have shaped Western culture from its origins to the present.

By Matías Helbig

ALTERED VIEWS, THE CHILEAN PAVILION PROPOSAL FOR THE VENICE BIENNIAL

Processo: Nome Di Un Paese, 2019.

The Santa Fe province artist, Mariana Telleria, and the art historian Flor Battiti presents El nombre de un país (The Name of a Country), the proposal of the Argentine Pavilion for the 58th Venice Biennial.

By Matías Helbig

MARIANA TELLERIA AND FLOR BATTITI PRESENTS "THE NAME OF A COUNTRY"

A CORAL REEF IN THE MIDDLE OF VENICE

At the Venice Biennale, Facundo Uribe built a plastic coral reef to rethink climatic conditions and the responsibilities of humans in relation to plastic waste.

 

A CORAL REEF IN THE MIDDLE OF VENICE