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Belgian Pavilion, Belgium at 58th Venice Biennale of Art

The Belgian Pavilion, Belgium at the Venice Biennale 2019: the artists of the pavilion, the works, the times, the periods, the cost of the tickets and the exhibition venue.

Belgian Pavilion, Belgium Venice Biennale of Art
Belgian Pavilion, Belgium at Venice Biennale of Art - Giardini della Biennale, Castello - City of Venice

Exhibition in progress from 11 May to 24 November 2019

The 58th Biennale of Art will open to the public on 11 May 2019. But starting from a few days before the opening there will be the various openings and side events that always suddenly animate the Venetian artistic life. The title of the 58 edition of the Biennale d'Arte is May You Live In Interesting Times.

79 artists are invited to exhibit at the 58th Venice Biennale of Art, with a prevalence of women. Among them the 2 Italians Ludovica Carbotta and Lara Favaretto. The first will make a site-specific work in Forte Marghera, inside the building known as the Austrian Powder Mill.

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Belgian Pavilion, Belgium at 58th Biennale Arte of Venice

Title of the exhibition at Belgian Pavilion is Mondo Cane.

Artists: Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys.
Curator: Anne-Claire Schmitz. 
Commissioner: Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
Web: Belgian Pavilion
Seat: Biennale's Gardens

At the 58th Venice Art Biennale, the Belgian Pavilion will name the Mondo Cane exhibition, created by artists Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys, and curated by Anne-Claire Schmitz.

The Mondo Cane exhibition was selected and announced as a representative of Belgium at the Biennale in July 2018 by the Minister of Culture of the Wallonie-Bruxelles Federation.

The project describes a society that turns in on itself where tradition is erected as a refuge.

Mondo Cane is a museum of anthropological research that shows the human figure. The is inhabited by pale and silent figures that appear as aesthetic models that are presented stuck in a cycle of formal activity and the visitor perceives as out of contemporary reality.

The exhibition also features about twenty dolls, some automated; a series of large illustrations with pastoral scenes; and steel bars enclosing the side recesses of the pavilion. In the center of the building some artisans - including a cobbler, a stonemason - practice their respective trades. In the side rooms of the pavilion a parallel world appears populated by louts, zombies, poets, psychotic, mad and marginalized.

These two worlds exist in the same space, but they seem completely unaware of each other. Doll gestures are mechanical and clumsy. The sounds and movements alternate and are activated by the presence of visitors through a motion detector at the entrance.

The space is full of songs, plaintive cries and fatigue.
The doll heads are modeled both on fictional characters that have already appeared in the work of Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys and on real people.
Hours: Gardens from 10.00 to 18.00. Arsenale from 10.00 to 18.00 (from 10.00 to 20.00 on Friday and Saturday until September 30th). Closed on Mondays (except May 13, September 2, November 18).
Tickets: please visit the official website. On the web € 21.50 until 31 March 2019.
Phone: +39.041.5218711; fax +39.041.5218704
E-mail: aav@labiennale.org
Web: Biennale of Venice


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