It is exhibiting 115 works from around the world, the finalists of the 12th edition of the contest, which give us a glimpse into the current state of international contemporary art.
The exhibition is curated by Igor Zanti with the collaboration of ten international jurors who assessed and selected all the applicantions that were submitted to the contest between September and December 2017: Domenico De Chirico, Caroline Corbetta, Denis Curti, Nicolangelo Gelormini, Emanuele Montibeller, Simone Pallotta, Nadim Samman, Manuel Segade, Ekaterina Shcherbakova, Eva Wittocx.
The exhibition takes place in the prestigious spaces of the Arsenale of Venice.
Using a Leica M9-P plus a Tri Elmar MATE (28-50-35) I spent time visiting the exhibition and taking some shots; here my, summarised, point of view. Starting from the location… OUTSTANDING!
Nappe Arsenale Nord
by Renato Garza Cervera; Of Genuine Contemporary Beast (Polyester cast, leather, gloss paint, glass, wax pencil, oil paint)
by Rosa Sigrún Jónsdóttir; BVortex (conic structures on textile, crochet, knitting and threads of yarn)
by Rebecca Select; Lapin Plague (rabbit skin coat, found objects, electrics)
by Hazuki Katagai; Accessories for Wearing Emotions (installation, wearable devices, media art)
by Rachel Ara; The Ancestor (Neon, Ethernet cables, recycled server room equipment, electronic computers, IP camera, algorithms)
by Giuseppe Verri; Il cavallo a dondolo del figlio di Troia (Iron Sculpture)
My favourite pieces? These historical pieces for sure:
Both pieces original from the Venetian Arsenale; aren’t these piece of art today?