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Anastasia Khoroshilova
Starie Novosti (Old News)
Biblioteca Zenobiana del Temanza, Centro Studi e Documentazione della Cultura Armena, Dorsoduro 1602 (Corte Zappa)
from June 2 to November 27
Starie Novosti features an installation with 9 photo lightboxes. The work addresses the fickle nature of social memory. It is based on Khoroshilova's documentation and research in Beslan (Russia), which became globally infamous for one of the most cruel terrorist acts of the past decade.
opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm daily
Organization: Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Anton Ginzburg: At the Back of the North Wind
Palazzo Bollani, Castello 3647
from June 4 to November 27
Large-scale sculptures, a video installation, photography and works on paper document a journey in search of Hyperborea, a mythical land of the Golden Age. It starts in the American Northwest, continuing in St. Petersburg and concludes in the Russian Northern Territories, site of the gulag camps.
opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Organization: Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston; Artpace San Antonio
ArtSway’s New Forest Pavilion
Palazzo Zenobio, Dorsoduro 2596 (Fondamenta del Soccorso)
from June 4 to June 26
ArtSway’s New Forest Pavilion features UK based artists Gayle Chong Kwan, Dave Lewis, Hew Locke, Mike Marshall, Christopher Orr and Sophy Rickett. All have been commissioned to make new artworks by ArtSway and a range of partner organizations, including the Arts University College at Bournemouth.
opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm, closed on Mondays
Organization: ArtSway
San Giorgio Maggiore Island, Basilica di San Giorgio
from June 1 to November 27
"What I am interested in is the idea of the immaterial becoming an object”. (Anish Kapoor) Spirituality and spectacularity make this art work a clear example of that branch of the contemporary art research which does not want just to surprise, but that wants to offer the start for reflections on actual and delicate issues.
opening hours: 10 am - 1 pm / 2:30 - 6 pm; on Sundays 2:30 - 6 pm
Organization: Arte Continua - Associazione Culturale
Barry X Ball. Portraits and Masterpieces
Ca' Rezzonico – Museo del Settecento veneziano, Fondamenta Rezzonico 3136
from June 4 to September 11
Portraits and Masterpieces, a solo exhibition of American sculptor Barry X Ball (1955), features around twenty installations exhibited on the three floors of the museum: portraits of artworld celebrities cast in unusual marble and Purity and Envy, twosculptures of the museum by Antonio Corradini and Orazio Marinali digitally scanned in 3D.
opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm (ticket office closes at 5 pm), closed on Tuesdays. Admission with ticket, concession
Organization: Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia
Call the Witness
Roma Pavilion
UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Palazzo Zorzi, Castello 4930
from June 1 to October 9
A makeshift exhibition evolving over time through the flux of “testimonies”—works of art, performances, talks, and conversations by and with artists, philosophers, and politicians—Call the Witness considers the situation of the Roma and Roma art as emblematic for the world today, and in solidarity speculates about more hopeful futures. The project is realized by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst.
opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm, closed on Mondays (except November 21)
Organization: Open Society Foundations
Catalonia and the Balearic Islands at Venice. Mabel Palacin: 180º
S.a.L.E. Docks, Magazzino del Sale n.2, Zattere, Dorsoduro 265
from June 4 to October 30
The title 180º  alludes to the relationship established between the camera and the spectator in cinema. Overlapping cinema, photography and video, Mabel Palacín's project reflects on the manifold quality of the image, it's non-univocal character and the role of the user in constructing different narratives.
opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm, closed on Mondays
Organization: Institut Ramon Llull
Stefano Cagol
Chiesa di San Gallo, San Marco 1103 (Campo San Gallo)
from May 31 to November 27
What does Cuba have to do with New York City? The 16th-century Council of Trento with the Schengen Agreement? The “parallel convergences” of Italian politician Aldo Moro with pyramids? In the solo show by Stefano Cagol curated by Gregor Jansen, new oxymora are triggered – through video and installation – by signalling and dialoguing actions that hit political borders, natural borders, mental borders.
opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm, closed on Mondays
Organization: Mart – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto; Fondazione Galleria Civica – Center of Research on Contemporaneity of Trento
The artists selected for the main exhibition, VIVA ARTE VIVA
National Participations
Countries exhibited in their own pavilions at the 57th Intl. Art Exhibition
Collateral Events
Additional exhibitions and initiatives in Venice during the 57th Biennale