Austrian Pavilion - 55th Biennale di Venezia. June 1st - November 24th 2013
Artist: Mathias Poledna
Commissioner: Jasper Sharp, Art historian and curator
Venue: Giardini della Biennale
1 June - 24 November 2013
VIP preview days: 29th – 31st May, 2013
Opening: 29th May, 2013, 3:30pm
The artist Mathias Poledna will represent Austria at the Venice Biennale in 2013. The selection was announced by Commissioner Jasper Sharp.
Born in Vienna in 1965, Mathias Poledna has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 2000. His work examines the interconnections between art and entertainment, modernity in architecture and design, the language of film, cinema and the process of image making in our culture.
Often informed by extensive research, his projects of recent years have taken the form of minimal and highly evocative film installations that suggest a complex tension between their visceral attraction and concepts circulating around them.
Poledna’s work is represented in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; MUMOK, Vienna; and the Generali Foundation, Vienna, among others