New Zealand Pavilion – 55th Biennale di Venezia. June 1st – November 24th 2013

New Zealand Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
May 19, 2013 2:22AM

Artist: Bill Culbert

Exhibition title: Front Door Out Back

Commissioner: Jenny Harper. Creative New Zealand, Arts Council of New Zealand, Toi Aotearoa

Venue: Istituto Santa Maria della Pietà (La Pietà)

1 June – 24 November 2013

Preview days: 29, 30 and 31 May 2013

Bill Culbert has been commissioned by Creative New Zealand Arts Council of New Zealand, Toi Aotearoa to exhibit at the 55th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia.

Culbert will show site-specific works for the New Zealand Pavilion at the Istituto Santa Maria della Pietà (La Pietà). The lagoon-facing venue offers five exhibition spaces, including an outdoor courtyard and a spacious corridor where Vivaldi once taught violin. For the first time the main entrance will be on the Riva degli Schiavoni.

"Bill makes marvelous work, constantly re-investigating how light works and revitalising how we think of it,” says New Zealand’s Venice Biennale Commissioner, Jenny Harper. “Venice is a wonderful platform for us to celebrate his individual achievements and to continue to present the richness of this country’s visual arts practice. It will be fascinating to see how he responds to a venue that is both spatially and historically rich.”

New Zealand Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale