• TRILOGY OF THE BODY I: Hybrid Body – Poetic Body (2012)

As the first part of the Trilogy of the Body project, the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK Hybrid Body - Poetic Body took place at Palazzo Bembo in Venice in December 2012. The live art exhibition project dedicated to contemporary performance art showcased works of 31 international performance artists from around the globe. Pioneers of this art discipline exhibited alongside established and emerging artists, reflecting influences and current tendencies in the field. The exhibition consists of a vibrant program of live performances, installations, photographic and video documentation, daily artist talks/presentations, and meetings with the participating artists, researchers and curators. The I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK in its first edition explores, under the focus Hybrid Body - Poetic Body, concepts such as interconnectivity, empathy, struggle, love, political habits and sociability, and how the Self relates to them. Two-way communication between the artists and the audience is key, and some of the strongest themes to emerge during this week will relate to living with more care and creating mechanisms for positive change.

The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK wishes to enrich the highly renowned art scene in Venice with the audacious art form of Performance art. Conceived, initiated and curated by VestAndPage and co-organized in collaboration with Studio Contemporaneo, Venice Academy of Fine Arts, Venice Open Gates and the European Cultural Centre | GAA Foundation, which hosts the event in its prestigious premises at Palazzo Bembo on the Grand Canal.

ART WEEK BLOG updated daily during the week with features, interviews and reviews on veniceperformanceart.tumblr.com.

 

ARTISTS 2012

 

Yoko Ono

VALIE EXPORT (Austria)

Jan Fabre (Belgium)

Boris Nieslony (Germany)

Hermann Nitsch (Austria)

Jill Orr (Australia)

Gonzalo Rabanal (Chile)

Ilija Šoškić (Montenegro/Italy)

Lee Wen (Singapore)

 

Gabriela Alonso (Argentina)

Alperoa (Chile)

Santiago Cao (Argentina)

BBB Johannes Deimling (Germany)

Francesca Fini (Italy)

Helena Goldwater (UK)

Snežana Golubović (Serbia/Germany)

Francesco Kiàis (Italy/Greece)

Jason Lim (Singapore)

Wanda Moretti | Il Posto (Italy)

Andrea Morucchio (Italy)

Macarena Perich Rosas (Chile)

Nelda Ramos (Argentina)

Joseph Ravens (US)

Prem Sarjo (Chile)

Shima (Brazil)

Suka Off (Poland)

Manuel Vason (Italy/UK)

VestAndPage

Marcus Vinicius / Rubiane Maia (Brazil)

Weeks & Whitford (UK)

Zierle & Carter (UK)

David Dalla Venezia (France/Italy)

 

ART WEEK | FRINGE

Amadeo Abello, Alessandra Bucchi, Samanta Cinquini & Luca Nava,

Marita Fox, Micaela Leonardi, Dominique Ploner, Ralf Peters,

Marcel Sparmann, Marina Widén

 

ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI DI VENEZIA

Guiseppe Abate, Giada Giudetti & Silvia Bonazzi, Marta del Fabbro, Giulia de Giovanelli, Gianluca Giuso & Elisa Sartori,

Andrea Grotto, Christiano Menchini, Anita Ferro Milone, Agnes Pesec, Francesca Piovesan, Alice Pozzoli

 

CO-CURATORIAL PARTNER

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Penzance

Zonadeartenacción, Buenos Aires

 

 

CONSCIOUSNESS AND KNOWLEDGE MAY GUIDE PEOPLE'S DECISIONS IN BETTER DIRECTIONS

Performance art is a discipline that is - first and foremost - life in itself. It doesn't represent or portray: but used to awaken the mind and investigate cutting edge ideas in different fields of human activities. It analyses how and why people and their surroundings evolve or devolve, therefore generating reflection. As it is ephemeral, it holds an enormous potential of contemporaneity and immediacy. It is an art form characterized by the use of the artists' own body and attitude as support. It steps beyond boarders to purpose an experience of immediate impact. It requires to be responsive "here and now" and to position oneself. Hence, not only the artist, but also the visitor needs to be prepared for making something happen, to engage emotionally and intellectually into the core of what is Performance art today. 

The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK aims to catch moments, moods and circumstances, reacting to it, opening up a ground of mutual exchange between artists and audience, with the possibility of a direct, personal discourse about art and its possible impact on modern society. It is a project based on a mutual engagement and commitment to the purpose between the participating artists and the curators: presenting a selection of Live art performances with a precise curatorial line, so as avoid ending in another hypertrophied platform of global art, nor to speculate on our current social condition. The concern is also aesthetics, where, in any case, the objective is to analyze, through Live art, thoughts and ideas on life, space, time and existence as a simple question of form and substance in continuous transformation, through an eye able to go beyond the surface. The artistic value is matched with human qualities, in order to produce challenging expressions to explore concepts such as interconnectivity, experiential knowledge, empathy, lasting and endurance, persistency, necessity and trial, resistance and awareness, struggle and love. To be fully aware of human emotions, political habits, social lives, and how the Self relates to them, offering a range of possibilities to scan meanings about how to live this life with more care, and to create mechanisms for positive change.

~ VestAndPage

 

"Da Yoko Ono a Hermann Nitsch, a Jan Fabre. Qualcuno la chiama la più grande mostra-evento di perfomance art al mondo."

Art Tribune

 

Andrea Morucchio, Rivoluzioni (2011). Exhibition view of the two-cannel video and glass sculpture.

Andrea Morucchio, Rivoluzioni (2011). Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of the two-cannel video and glass sculpture.

 

BBB Johannes Deimling, "Blanc" at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of Greatest Hits, DVD compilation.

BBB Johannes Deimling, Blanc at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012. Photograph © Monika Sobczak.

 

 

"The exhibition pinpoints the essence of a total practice that gets out from abstraction to investigate the human body, its interiority and its relation to political and social issues in a physical, tangible way." 

2DM Blogazine

 

Francesca Fini, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of Cry Me (2009), Video performance.

Francesca Fini, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of Cry Me (2009), Video performance.

 

Gabriela Alonso (Argentina), Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of (De)vestirse (2012), Ink-drawings and stop-motion video performance.

Gabriela Alonso (Argentina), Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of (De)vestirse (2012), Ink-drawings and stop-motion video performance.

Gabriela Alonso, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of (De)vestirse (2012), Ink-drawings and stop-motion video performance.

 

"Un'unica tematica ed una linea curatoriale precisa un festival attuale e non replicabile, che evinca i caratteri della società moderna." 

Arte Sera

Gabriela Alonso (Argentina), Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of (De)vestirse (2012), Ink-drawings and stop-motion video performance.

Gonzalo Rabanal, De la trama del habla a los tramas del cuerpo, Installation and performance at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012.

Gonzalo Rabanal, De la trama del habla a los tramas del cuerpo, Installation and performance at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012.

 

Helena Goldwater, Once in a while it's important to clear out your glory-hole, Installation and durational performance at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012.

Helena Goldwater, Once in a while it's important to clear out your glory-hole, Installation and durational performance at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012.

Helena Goldwater, Once in a while it's important to clear out your glory-hole, Installation and durational performance at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012.

Helena Goldwater, Once in a while it's important to clear out your glory-hole, Installation and durational performance at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012.

 

"E’ la prima volta che la città lagunare ospita un evento puramente dedicato all’arte performativa. Venezia, che è ormai città avvezza alle diverse attività dell’arte contemporanea, in questo caso diventa pioniera di un evento sperimentale."

Art Noise 

 

Jan Fabre, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of "Virgin/Warrior", Thinking model.

Jan Fabre, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of Virgin/Warrior, Thinking model.

 

Yoko Ono, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of Event Scores, Printed matter.

Yoko Ono, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of Event Scores, Printed matter.

 

Yoko Ono, Night and Day for Venice, Participatory installation at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012.

Yoko Ono, Night and Day for Venice, Participatory installation at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012.

 

Macarena Perich Rosas, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of CONFL!CTA - Actions in Patagonia, Miniature photography.

Macarena Perich Rosas, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of CONFL!CTA - Actions in Patagonia, Miniature photography.

 

"Già durante l'inaugurazione si percepisce grande curiosità da parte del pubblico, a testimonianza di quanto l'evento si preannunci completo e coinvolgente."

Whip Art

 

SUKA OFF, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of tranSfera, Photography, video and object.

SUKA OFF, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of tranSfera, Photography, video and object.

 

Manuel Vason, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of images from the series Encounters and Still Movil.

 

Manuel Vason, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of images from the series Encounters and Still Movil.

Manuel Vason, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of images from the series Encounters and Still Movil.

 

"L'interessante proposta ha tutti i numeri per diventare un appuntamento irrinunciabile dei futuri inverni veneziani."

Il Ridotto

 

Marcus Vinicius, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of Everything Imaginable Can Be Dreamed, Photographic album.

 

Marcus Vinicius, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of Everything Imaginable Can Be Dreamed, Photographic album.

Marcus Vinicius, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of Everything Imaginable Can Be Dreamed, Photographic album and video (photograph by Paola Marugan).

 

"A tratteggiare un percorso che lungo diversi decenni ha esaltato, oltraggiato, portato in trionfo e all’inferno l’unica parte di noi della cui esistenza siamo certi e che anche a Venezia come altrove, è proprio il caso di dirlo, ci dà la possibilità di esserci."

Italian Guide Book

 

VestAndPage, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of sin∞fin - Performances at the Core of the Looking-Glass", performance-based film.

VestAndPage, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of sin∞fin – Performances at the Core of the Looking-Glass, performance-based film.

 

Boris Nieslony, A Feather Fell Down on Venice, Installation and performance at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012.

 

Boris Nieslony, A Feather Fell Down on Venice, Installation and performance at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012. (photograph by Jason Lim)

Boris Nieslony, A Feather Fell Down on Venice, Installation and performance at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012.

 

"Una visione ascetica e trascendente alla ricerca di nuove prospettive."

Il Gazzettino

 

David Dalla Venezia, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of Ades (in fieri), oil on canvas. With VestAndPage.

David Dalla Venezia, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of Ades (in fieri), oil on canvas. With VestAndPage.

 

Francesco Kiais, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of The Sleep of Dionysus, Installation and video.

Francesco Kiais, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of The Sleep of Dionysus, Installation and video.

 

Nelda Ramos, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of Es Copia Fiel - This is a true and exact copy, Installation, photography and performance.

Nelda Ramos, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of Es Copia Fiel - This is a true and exact copy, Installation, photography and performance.

 

"Per la prima volta in Italia si è assistito a una full immersion nell’universo corpo attraverso la presenza di performer internazionali di alto livello, da un ciclo di talk, di durational performance e di live giornaliere, da una mostra vibrante, bella, pulsante e trans-generazionale che si innestava dentro le sale labirintiche del settecentesco Palazzo Bembo."

Il Manifesto

 

Prem Sarjo, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of Hybrid Body - Poetic Body. A performance trilogy, Installation of object, photography and performance.

Prem Sarjo, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of Hybrid Body - Poetic Body. A performance trilogy, Installation of object, photography and performance.

 

Shima, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of Testimonies, Photography and videos.

Shima, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of Testimonies, Photography and videos.

 

Hermann Nitsch, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of the videos 122. Aktion (2005), The Making Of: Mit Leib und Seelen (2010) and 130. Aktion (2010).

Hermann Nitsch, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of the videos 122. Aktion (2005), The Making Of: Mit Leib und Seelen (2010) and 130. Aktion (2010).

 

Jill Orr, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of The Promised Land, Photography, plywood boat, sound installation and performance (2012).

Jill Orr, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of The Promised Land, Photography, plywood boat, sound installation and performance (2012).

 

VALIE EXPORT, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of videos from Metanoia (2012).

VALIE EXPORT, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of videos from Metanoia (2012).

 

Zierle&Carter, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of the photographic series Encounters: The Arrival (2011).

Zierle&Carter, Exhibition view at the I VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012 of the photographic series Encounters: The Arrival (2011).