The 3rd VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK
Fragile Body – Material Body
Palazzo Mora, Strada Nova, 3659, Venice, Italy
10 – 17 December 2016
OPENING: Saturday, 10 December 2016, 18:00
- ADMISSION FREE -
The III VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK will take place at Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Michiel in Venice, December 10-17, 2016 under the focus Fragile Body – Material Body. It concludes the trilogy project following the first two editions Hybrid Body – Poetic Body and Ritual Body – Political Body that took place in December 2012 (Palazzo Bembo), and in December 2014 (Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Michiel).
The live art exhibition project dedicated to contemporary performance art showcases in its third edition again works of over 80 international performance artists from around the globe, some of which are presented in cooperation with cultural institutions and foundations. Pioneers of this art discipline exhibit and perform alongside established and emerging artists, reflecting influences and current tendencies in the field.
The project consists of an exhibition of performance installations, photographic and video documentation as well as vibrant program of live performances, talks, screenings and meetings with the participating artists, researchers and curators.
For this third edition with the focus Fragile Body – Material Body, the works present physical, mental and spiritual bodies as primary material of artistic expression. Aiming to investigate a wide range of concepts pertinent to the art forms of Performance and Body Art, such as: authenticity, living entities and their relations towards one another; delicacy and vulnerability of the physical body as well as of social relationships; transparency of mental and spiritual states through the physical manifestation; as well as the possibilities, limitations, transformations and mutations of our human physicality.
The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK wishes to enrich the highly renowned art scene in Venice with the audacious art form of performance art.
The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK is the independent live art exhibition project conceived, initiated and curated by artist duo VestAndPage, and co-organised by Studio Contemporaneo non-profit Cultural Association, We Exhibit, Venice Open Gates, Live Arts Cultures and European Cultural Centre | GAA Foundation, which hosts the project in its premises in Venice.
The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK is a free admission, non funded, non-profit, and noncommercial cultural project, under the patronage of the Regione di Veneto and with the Municipal Administration Recognition of Citta’ di Venezia | Le Citta’ in Festa. The project is sustained by the cultural contribution of prestigious institutions, project-associated curators, and the logistics in-kind support of donors, philanthropists and Venetian enterprises such as ConCAVe and Riviera.
• Exhibition Opening
Saturday, 10 December 2016, 18:00h
• Exhibition hours
Sunday, 11 to Saturday, 17 December 2016, 12:00 – 21:00h
• Morning Talks
11, 12, 14 - 17 December 2016, 10:30h, Palazzo Michiel
(Strada Nuova, 4391, Campo Santi Apostoli)
13 December 2016 10:30h, Teatrino of Palazzo Grassi
In collaboration with Galleria A+A
(San Marco 3260, nearby Palazzo Grassi)
• Live Durational Performances
Sunday, 11 to Saturday, 17 December 2016,15:00 – 18:00h
• Evening Program of Live Performances
Saturday, 10 to Saturday, 17 December 2016, 19:00 – 21:00h
The detailed program can be found on the website.