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.
58º Bienal de Venecia
IN 2019, THE LENSES ARE OVER VENICE
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.
THE PERFECT TRIO FOR THE BRAZILIAN PAVILION AT THE VENICE BIENNALE
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.