MONDAY 10 AUGUST, 7:00–10:00 PM
AT THE SERRA DEI GIARDINI
A pre-selected group of attendees share their projects in short, Summit-style presentations as part of the Summit opening event in the beautiful gardens at the Serra dei Giardini.
- SPECIAL INVITATION
- KARL BEVERIDGE AND CAROLE CONDÉ
- DEANNA BOWEN
- FELIPE CASTELBLANCO
- DUANE LINKLATER
- NADIA MYRE
- DIDEM PEKÜN
- SELECTED BY OPEN CALL
- LIA CHAVEZ
- SMADAR DREYFUS
- HASAN AND HUSAIN ESSOP
- PORTLAND GREEN
- TERIKE HAAPOJA
- ELANA LANGER
- GLENN LOUGHRAN
- DENIS MAKSIMOV AND TIMO TUOMINEN
- ZAHRA MALKANI AND SHAHANA RAJANI
- ALESSANDRA MANZINI MICROSILLONS
- CAROL PADBERG
Built in 1894, Serra dei Giardini is the greenhouse, flower shop, coffee shop, and grounds near the Giardini in Castello. Since 2010, the co-operative Nonsoloverde has managed the greenhouse where, in addition to maintaining the plants and the grounds, it promotes public educational and cultural activities, organizes environmental information courses for schools, creates workshops for children and teenagers, and hosts special public events.
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SERRA DEI GIARDINI
TUESDAY 11 AUGUST, 7:30–11:00 PM
THE NIGHT ART MADE THE FUTURE VISIBLE
AT THE SERRA DEI GIARDINI
PERFORMANCES BEGIN AT VIA G. GARIBALDI AT THE CROSS OF RIVA DEI SETTE MARTIRE
AND WILL CONTINUE TO THE SERRA DEI GIARDINI
PERFORMANCES BY NÁSTIO MOSQUITO, AHMET ÖGÜT
WITH FINO BLENDAX, AND MARINELLA SENATORE
CURATED BY VISIBLE (MATTEO LUCCHETTI AND JUDITH WIELANDER)
The Night Art Made the Future Visible draws inspiration from Michelangelo Pistoletto’s unrealized idea for the 1968 Biennale di Venezia. Pistoletto proposed turning the exhibition space into a room where collaborating artists would sleep on hammocks during the day and take action at night, producing interventions around Venice for the city to find in the morning. In his related text, “Manifesto for Collaboration,” Pistoletto wrote,
By collaboration I mean a noncompetitive human relationship based on shared values of sense and perception. To give a part of myself to those who wish to give a part of themselves is the work that interests me.
Forty-seven years later, Visible curators Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander revisit the notion of using the quiet freedom of the night as a time to agitate, work collaboratively, and dream about the future. Questioning the contemporary role of the artist, they invited Nástio Mosquito, Ahmet Ögüt with Fino Blendax, and Marinella Senatore to create performances in which alliances between the artists and other professionals generate a speculative yet productive common stage for social engagement. The Night Art Made the Future Visible turns the historical void of an event that never happened into a bridge between social fields and toward collective learning.
Marinella Senatore teamed up with local volunteers and choreographers from the Espz collective to create a new iteration of her ongoing, nomadic project The School of Narrative Dance. Since 2013, this project has gathered thousands of people in more than seven countries to participate in parades, happenings, and presentations. The work uses dance as a common language through which to celebrate the vernacular, amateur, and professionally trained gestures of the participants. The entire Summit audience is invited to join The School of Narrative Dance at 7:30 PM beginning at Via G. Garibaldi at the cross of Riva dei Sette Martire and will continue to the Serra dei Giardini at the end of Day 1.
Following Senatore, Nástio Mosquito performs S.E.F.A. Se Eu Fosse Angolano (If I Were Angolan), which comments on the ways in which urgent matters are portrayed in contemporary media. Against a background of video clips, the artist uses music, poetry, spoken word, and improvisation to explore media’s visual and discursive complexity, while questioning and repositioning the usefulness of identity today.
Closing The Night Art Made the Future Visible, Ahmet Ögüt joins the London-based band Fino Blendax to perform Reverb— a compilation of songs that relate to specific works of art within Ögüt’s oeuvre. This synesthetic and translative project continues Ögüt’s interest in collaborating with people who operate outside of the visual arts. Ögüt was the winner of the 2013 Visible Award.
Projects shortlisted for the 2015 Visible Award will be announced during the evening event, and the winner will be selected by a public parliament, organized in collaboration with Tate Liverpool, on October 24.
Visible is a contemporary art research project devoted to producing and sustaining socially engaged art practices. Since 2010, it has taken a global and interdisciplinary approach to researching the physical and theoretical spaces in which these practices effect society. In 2011, Visible initiated the Visible Award, the first European award for socially engaged artistic practices.
A nomadic institution, Visible has worked with a variety of formats, collaborations, and institutions, the latter including Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Kunsthaus, Graz; Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco; Center for Historical Reenactments, Johannesburg; and The Serpentine Gallery, London. Recently, Visible has become part of The European Network of Public Art Producers (ENPAP), a network for public art producers that featured institutions such as Situations (Bristol/United Kingdom) and Statens Konstråd/Public Art Agency (Stockholm/Sweden).
The Visible project is curated by Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander and supported by Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto in collaboration with Fondazione Zegna.
Visible would like to thank Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Corinne Mazzoli, and Francesca Belia for their help in making The Night Art Made the Future Visible possible.
WEDNESDAY 12 AUGUST, 7:00 PM–MIDNIGHT
PARTY AT S.a.L.E. DOCKS
Party at S.a.L.E Docks, a local artist activist space and former salt-storage space on the Grand Canal. Address: Magazzini del Sale, Dorsoduro 265, near Punta della Dogana.
Founded in 2007, S.a.L.E. Docks is an alternative space in what was an abandoned salt-storage facility in Dorsoduro, Venice. S.a.L.E. Docks was started by a collective of about twenty people, many of whom were students interested in art and cultural economics. Its programming ranges from activist group meetings to formal exhibitions and film screenings.
THURSDAY 13 AUGUST, 7:00–11:00 PM
AT THE SERRA DEI GIARDINI
Closing party and book launch of Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the Age of Cultural Production by Nato Thompson.
A fog of information and images has flooded the world: from advertising, television, radio, and film to the information glut produced by the new economy. With the rise of social networking, even our contemporaries, peers, and friends are all suddenly selling us the ultimate product: themselves.
In Seeing Power , Nato Thompson interrogates the implications of these developments for those dedicated to socially engaged art and activism. How can anyone find a voice and make change when the world is flooded with images and information? And what is one to make of the endless machine of consumer capitalism, which has appropriated much from the history of art and, in recent years, the methods of grassroots political organizing and social networking?
–Excerpt from Seeing Power
Followed by films selected by Paolo Rosso of Microclima.
Gianfranco Baruchello: Evening Film Screening, organized by Paolo Rosso of Microclima
For the Creative Time Summit closing celebration, Microclima has selected a series of films that reflect Gianfranco Baruchello’s social consciousness during a forty-year period of artistic production.
11–13 AUGUST, 8:45–9:45 PM
PRESS ROOM is a temporary community independently organized from the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia. Over the course of the exhibition, they will come together for intensive periods of dialogue and creative investigation. Inspired by the stage-like qualities and meditative aura of the official press room at the 2013 Biennale, PRESS ROOM mirrors the structures and activities of the 2015 Biennale’s official preview week to establish an experimental “press,” using conceptual briefs and artistic acts to question how information is constructed and disseminated. PRESS ROOM is curated by Maurice Carlin, Robert Frankle, Pippa Koszerek, Jane Lawson, and Jade Montserrat.
Three breakfast “press briefings” take place from 8:45–9:45 AM
on 11, 12, 13 August.
Wales in Venice collateral exhibition venue
Santa Maria Ausiliatrice, Castello Fondamenta San Gioacchin
454, 30123 Venice, Italy
The “briefings” are open to anyone. At each breakfast, a number of briefs— contributed by curators, journalists, thinkers, and art world individuals—will be read aloud and responded to by a team of artist-investigators and citizen journalists. All briefs and responses will be broadcast on social media, via the PRESS ROOM twitter account, @pressroomvenice, and published on pressroom.org.uk.
Special thanks to Cymru yn Fenis / Wales in Venice in Venice for hosting PRESS ROOM during the Creative Time Summit.
Good Horn Good Brakes Good Luck: Guwahati Research Program 2011- 2015, at Microclima, Serra dei Giardini
This exhibition chronicles research conducted by seven, Venice-based artists who worked in the capital city of Guwahati in Assam, India from 2011 to 2015. It includes projects by Riccardo Banfi, Mario Ciaramitaro, Martino Genchi, Alessandra Messali, Matteo Stocco and Matteo Primiterra, and William West.
SANTA MARIA AUSILIATRICE