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Peruvian Pavilion. Peru at 58th Venice Biennale of Art

The Peruvian Pavilion. Peru at the 58° Venice Biennale of Art: the artists of the pavilion, the works, the times, the periods, the cost of the tickets and the exhibition venue.

Peruvian Pavilion. Perù Biennale of Art
Peru Pavilion at Venice Biennale of Art - Arsenale, Castello - 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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Peruvian Pavilion. Peru at 58th Biennale Arte of Venice

Title of the Venice Biennale's Peru Pavilion is “Indios Antropófagos”. A butterfly Garden in the (Urban) Jungle.

Artist: Christian Bendayán, Otto Michael (1859 – 1934), Manuel Rodríguez Lira (1874 – 1933), Segundo Candiño Rodríguez, Anonymous popular artificer.
Curator: Armando Andrade de Lucio.
Commissioner: Gustavo Buntinx.
Seat: Arsenale

Press Release Peru Pavilion of 58th Venice Biennale of Art

For the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale, Christian Bendayán presents an exhibition focused on the fragility of the Amazonian forest ecosystem; an enormous ecological environment and subjected to enormous changes made in the name of progress but almost always aimed at a mere economic profit.

The result has been in recent decades a great deforestation that has left real social scars in some places. The works of Bendayán arise from a reflection on these changes in the Amazonian environment that counts in Peru for more than half of the national territory.

The artist also dialogues with the country's past drawing inspiration from some representations made by the German entomologist Otto Michael arrived in Peru in the late nineteenth century for a study on butterflies; but the scholar did not limit himself to insects by providing - in his three Amazonian expeditions - also a portrait of climate change already underway at that time.

The result is a vision of that paradise that represents Peruvian culture from its origins and how it has evolved over time from the point of view not only visual but also historical. The artist proposes a conceptual and a little retro development in his works that represent sensuality as well as sensorial aspects linked to the territory, including all the tangible aspects of today.

The artist presents a built Amazon, but not only from an architectural or landscape point of view, but where the people who live there and who currently live in Peru are represented in his works as a living part of the reality and current affairs of the country, a built and populated Amazon.

Antique ceramics and photo cards of the Spanish Manuel Rodríguez Lira (1874 - 1933) will be exhibited alongside the works of Bendayán, both immersed in an environment where the music of FIL Uno, a globally known Peruvian musician, will play.

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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