Personal Structures

Venice Biennale Collateral Events
May 27, 2013 11:35PM
As part of the collateral events of the 55th Venice Biennale, “Personal Structures” presents a large combination of established artists and artists whose practice is less well known. Coming from different parts of the world and expressing themselves in diverse ways, what they have in common is a dedication to the concepts of time, space, and existence. The exhibition is curated by Francesca Crudo, Sarah Gold, Carol Rolla and Valeria Romagnini; it is held at Venice's prestigious Palazzo Bembo, which overlooks the Grand Canal and is located near the Rialto Bridge. 

Each artist presents recent artworks, either site-specific, especially made for this exhibition, or coming directly from the artist's studio. Some rooms at Palazzo Bembo will be entirely dedicated to the presentation of single artists, while others will host a combination of projects and works. Their strong statements give each of the rooms a very specific atmosphere. The exhibition features a broad variety of artistic media, including videos, sculptures, paintings, photos, installations with light, and performance. 

The exhibition is part of an international art project, initiated in 2002 by the Dutch artist Rene Rietmeyer, who noticed that even in the most distant corners of the world, there are artists working with themes of time, space, and existence, thereby expressing themselves in a very personal way. This observation led to the idea of bringing several of these artists together in publications, exhibitions, and symposia.

Palazzo Bembo, San Marco 4793, (Rialto, Riva del Carbon)

June 1st – November 24th 10 am – 6 pm, closed on Tuesdays

Organization: GlobalArtAffairs Foundation

Venice Biennale Collateral Events