Allora & Calzadilla, ‘In the Midst of Things’, 2015, 56th Venice Biennale
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In the Midst of Things, 2015

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56th Venice Biennale
Venice

A choral work with music by Gene Coleman performed by Voxnova Italia and based on The Creation (Die …

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Photo by Alex John Beck for Artsy.
Allora & Calzadilla
Cuban-American, 1974 and 1971
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Working in a range of mediums—including sculpture, performance, video, and sound—Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla create art with a subversive edge, made with the intent of introducing small ruptures into the forces of globalization, imperialism, and consumerism. Allora and Calzadilla often explore the intersections of art and the environment with works such as Hope Hippo (2005), sculpted for the 51st Venice Biennale out of mud extracted from the city’s Grand Canal, and exhibited bearing a man nonchalantly reading a newspaper.

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About the work
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56th Venice Biennale
Venice

A choral work with music by Gene Coleman performed by Voxnova Italia and based on The Creation (Die Schöpfung) (1796–98) by Joseph Haydn.

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Performance Art
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Photo by Alex John Beck for Artsy.
Allora & Calzadilla
Cuban-American, 1974 and 1971
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Working in a range of mediums—including sculpture, performance, video, and sound—Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla create art with a subversive edge, made with the intent of introducing small ruptures into the forces of globalization, imperialism, and consumerism. Allora and Calzadilla often explore the intersections of art and the environment with works such as Hope Hippo (2005), sculpted for the 51st Venice Biennale out of mud extracted from the city’s Grand Canal, and exhibited bearing a man nonchalantly reading a newspaper.

In the Midst of Things, 2015

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