First Look at the Installation: “Vice Versa”

Italian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
Jun 1, 2013 3:17PM

Vice versa picks up on a concept introduced by Giorgio Agamben in his book Categorie italiane. Studi di Poetica (1996), in which the philosopher maintained that in order to interpret Italian culture, we must identify a “series of diametrically linked concepts” capable of describing its underlying characteristics – binomials like tragedy/comedy, architecture/vagueness and speed/lightness thus become original keys for reading the fundamental works and artists of our cultural history.”

Photographs by Alex John Beck for Artsy

Italian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale