Archive: Issue No. 67, March 2003

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50th Venice Biennial, International Art Exhibition

This years 50th Venice Biennial will be directed by Francesco Bonami, currently Manilow Senior Curator at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and member of the Advisory Board of the next Carnegie International of 2004. Titled 'Dreams and Conflicts - The Viewer's Dictatorship', the event promises to be "an exhibition focused ... on art as a personal tool of a personal experience and conviviality."

According to Bonami, it will be "a show through which is possible to have access to the complexity of a world made by groups of individuals defined by multiple and diverse necessities. An exhibition constructed with multiple projects to test the strength of that ideal community where the creative process of the contemporary artist is active. Dreams and Conflicts will not be a show about political art but a reflection on the politics of art. The experience of the viewer facing the unique vision of the artist. Two contemporary subjects divided simply by a different gaze (sic)."

The show will comprise 10 exhibition projects. 'Fault Lines', curated by Gilane Tawardos, is of particular interest, the show a collaboration with the Forum Africa Contemporary Art. The full list of venues and curators is as follows:

Arsenale

'Z.O.U. (Zone of Urgency)'
Curated by Hou Hanru

'Individual Systems'
Curated by Igor Zabel

'The Structure of Survival'
Curated by Carlos Basualdo

'Utopia Station'
Curated by Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Rirkrit Tiravanija

'Conflict'
Curated by Catherine David

'The Everyday Altered (Lo Cotidiano Alterado)'
Curated by Gabriel Orozco

'Clandestines'
Curated by Francesco Bonami

'Fault Lines'
Curated by Gilane Tawardos in collaboration with the Forum Africa Contemporary Art

Giardini di Castello

'Delays and Revolutions'
Italian Pavilion, curated by Francesco Bonami and Daniel Birnbaum.

'The Zone'
Young Italian artists, curated by Massimiliano Gioni.

This year's event will run from June 15 to November 2, 2003.

For more information:
http://universes-in-universe.de/english.htm
http://universes-in-universe.de/car/venezia/bien50/english.htm

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