In the context of la Biennale di Venezia 2015, the European Cultural Centre presents its opening exhibition "Personal Structures - Crossing Borders" in two of its prestigious Palazzo's in Venice, Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora.
The exhibition shows an extensive combination of established artists and artists whose practice is less known. Not only artists who are considered "the best", but a cross-section of what can be seen as art today. The artists, although mainly from Europe, come from many different parts of the world and are expressing themselves in various ways. Visually, the artworks may appear very different. Their common ground is the artist's subjective, personal expression of his or her reflection on the concepts Time, Space and Existence.
The exhibition mainly presents recent artworks by living artists, either site-specific, specially made for this exhibition, or coming directly out of the collection of the artist. Some rooms in the palazzos are dedicated to the presentation of a single artist, while other rooms will host a combination of projects and works. Strong statements give each of the rooms a very specific character. The exhibition features a broad variety of artistic media; video, sculptures, paintings, drawings, photos and installations. Since the more than 100 participating artists originate from very diverse cultures representing over 50 countries and are also of very different age, the topics Time - Space and Existence are highlighted from unusual, very personal points of view.
The European Cultural Centre's exhibition "Personal Structures - Crossing Borders" shows the commonness and differences between Europeans, this in Dialogue with works of Non-Europeans. In addition, the exhibition stimulates a more conscious relationship from the spectator towards his daily surrounding aiming to increase the awareness of their own personal Existence as human beings influenced by a specific Culture within Space and Time.
ARISTS PARTICIPATING IN 2015 IN PALAZZO MORA:
Marc Abele (DEU), Marina Abramovic (SRB), Masoud Akhavan (IRN), Susanna Andreini (AUT), Leonor Anthony (CUB), Nobuyoshi Araki (JPN), Morela Avilan (VEN), Sandra Baia (PRT), Josef Baier (AUT), Lluís Barba Cantos (ESP), Bruce Barber (NZL/CAN), Magaly Barnola-Otaola (VEN), Petra Barth (DEU/USA), Christine Bauer (AUT), Heinz Baumann (CHE), John J. Bedoya (COL), Isabelle Belloi (BEL), Francesca Beltran (MEX/USA), Hans-Christian Berg (FIN), Claudia Biehne (DEU), Valentina Bilbao (VEN), Antonio Bilotta (USA), Viel Bjerkeset Andersen (NOR), Heinrich Bobst (DEU), Mauro Bonaventura (ITA), Rosario Bond (DOM/USA), Annette Bonnier (USA), Carla A. Bordini Bellandi (ITA), Suly Bornstein-Wolff (ISR/BRA), Rodolphe Bouquillard (FRA), Riccardo Budini (ITA), Vita Buivid (UKR), Daniel Buren (FRA), Tatjana Busch (DEU), Eliezer John Cabangon (PHL), Adriana Carambia (ARG), Isabela Lleó Castells (ESP), Monika Casutt (CHE), Teo Chai Guan (SGP), Yeo Chee Kiong (SGP/GBR), Ping Chen (CHN), Chu Chi Kan (TWN), Sarah Choo Jing (SGP/GBR), Irene Christensen (NOR), Paul Critchley (GBT), Anne Curry (GBR), Markus Daum (DEU), Denis De Francesco (FRA/CZE), Anja de Jong (NLD), herman de vries (NLD), Giò di Busca (ITA), Sophie Dickens (GBR), Christine Dixie (ZAF), John DOE (USA), Silvia Dogliani (ITA), Dolk (NOR), Nina Dotti (VEN), Mark Dotzler (USA), Jan Douma (NLD), Tulip Duong (VMN), Mark Dziewulski (GBR), Herbert Egger (AUT), Hakan Esmer (TUR), Stefan Faas (DEU), Wael Farran (LBN), Johann Feilacher (AUT), Carole A. Feuerman (USA), Lena Flodman (SWE), Daniela Flörsheim (DEU), Lisa Folino (USA), Juan Ford (AUS), Giacomo Fortunato (USA), Anna Frants (RUS), Anna Friemoth (USA), Ismael Frigerio (CHL), Jessica Fulford-Dobson (GBR), Jane Fulton Alt (USA), Andras Gal (HUN), Jonas Gasiūnas (LTU), Marieke Geerlings (NLD), Beatriz Gerenstein (USA), Valerie Ghoussaini (FRA), Patricija Gilytė (LTU), Sarah Gold (NLD), ONA (ARG), Luis Gonzalez Palma (GTM), Julius Göthlin (SWE), Torkil Gudnason (USA), Kimberley Gundle (ZAF), Laina Hadengue (FRA), Anuar Haffendi (MYS), Paul Handley (NZL), Tibor Hargitai (HUN/CAN), Maureen Harrison (GBR), Xenia Hausner (AUT), Samuel Havadtoy (HUN), Graham Hay (AUS), Lihuai He (CHN), Sibyl Heijnen (NLD), Jiang Heng (CHN), Per Hess (NOR), Margit Hideg (CAN), Camomile Hixon (USA), Do Hoang Tuong (VNM), Roland Höft (DEU), Richard Humann (USA), Ismet Jonuzi (UNK), Bernhard Jordi (CHE), Hongjung Jung Park (USA), Ryohei Kamaga (JPN), Caroline Kampfraath (NLD), Philipp Käppeli (CHE), Johannes Karman (NLD), Dirk Karsten (NLD), Algis Kasparavičius (LTU), Jerzy Kędziora (POL), Paul Kelly (IRL), Simon Kennedy (GBR), Anton Kerscher (DEU), Reza Khatir (CHE/IRN), Helen Kirwan (GBR), Ellen Klijzing (NLD), Frigyes Konig (HUN), Anita Kontrec (DEU), Jeff Koons (USA), Joseph Kosuth (USA), Rostyslav Koterlin (UKR), Renate Krammer (AUT), Guillaume Krick (CAN), Olga Krokhicheva (RUS), Jelena Krsic (SRB), Beat Kuert (CHE), Gerard Kuijpers (BEL), Burkut Kum (TUR), Hyun-Jin Kwak (SWE), Peter Lajtai (HUN), Ivan Lardschneider (ITA), Morten Lassen (DNK), Philippe Leblanc (BEL), Christy Lee Rogers (USA), Jing Liang (USA), Andrei Liankevich (BLR), Trine Lise Nedreaas (NOR), Davor Ljubicic (DEU), Valentina Loffredo (ITA), Cen Long (CHN), Norma E. Lopez (COL), Markus Lüpertz (DEU), Laura Makabresku (POL), Walter Markham (USA), Marcello Martinez Vega (ECU), Kiran Master (GBR), Andrea Matheisen (DEU), Karina Matheus (VEN), Philippe Mazaud (USA/FRA), Patricia McKenna (IRL), Meadows, Montserrat Mesalles (CRI), Metaphora Personalem (CHN), Denis Mikhaylov (RUS), Rita Minissi (ITA), Taisuke Mohri (JPN), Tobi Möhring (DEU), Leonardo Moleiro (VEN), Anthony Moman (GBR), Eva Moosbrugger (AUT), Francois Morellet (FRA), Marina Moreno (GBR/ITA), Vicente Munoz (ECU), Raffy Napay, Monika Nguyen (AUT), Hermann Nitsch (AUT), Reka Nyari (USA), Yoko Ono (JPN), Julian Opie (GBR), Istvan Orosz (HUN), Sohn Paa (KOR), Bárbara Palomino (BRA/CHL), Harikleia Papapostolou (GRE), Hongjung Park (KOR), Daniel Pesta (CZE), Thomas Pihl (NOR/USA), Francisca Prieto (GRB/CHL), Michael Proepper (DEU), Jiefei Qi, Nicola Rae (GBR), Arnulf Rainer (AUT), Reko Rennie (AUS), Rene Rietmeyer (NLD), Andreas Rimpel (DEU), Peter Riss (DEU), Andrew Rogers (AUS), Sara Roitman (ISR/CHL), Antoine Rose (BEL), Peter Rosman (AUS), Alejandra Ruddoff (CHL), Thomas Ruff (DEU), Carla Rump (NLD), Andreas Sagmeister (AUT), Silvio Santini (ITA), Aspa Savvidis (BEL), Harry Schaffer (CHE), Brigitte Schaider (DEU), Vitor Schietti (BRA), Max Scholz (DEU), Johannes Schramm (DEU), Luke Schuetrumpf (USA/AUS), Eugen Schütz -KWAKU (DEU), Ulrich Schweiger (DEU), Jaqueline Seeber (CHE), Fiorenzo Senese (ITA), Susan Seubert (USA), Avner Sher (ISR), Li-Jen Shih (TWN), Laura Shill (USA), Simhyang (KOR), Jolanta Šmidtienė (LTU), Vanessa Smith (USA), Laurel Smith (USA), Constantinos Sofikitis (GRE), Nguyen Son (VNM), Brigitte Spiegeler (NLD), Suse Stoisser (AUT), Samuel Stubblefield (USA), Lorien Suarez-Kanerva (USA), Joel Swanson (USA), Robert Szittay (SVK), Karyn Taylor (NZL), Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (GEO), Angela Tiatia (AUS), Ly Tran Quynh Giang (VNM), Miroslav Trubač (SVK), Nguyen Trung (VMN), Wei-Cheng Tsai (TWN), Christiane Tureczek (AUT/CHE), George Tzikas (AUS), Günther Uecker (DEU), Tesfaye Urgessa (ETH), Guy van den Bulcke (BEL), Mieke van Grinsven (TZA), Apollonia Vanova (CAN), Kris Vervaeke (BEL), Joanna Vestey (GBR), Lidia Vitkovskaya (RUS), Cristian Voigt (DEU), Lars Waldemar (DNK), Ty Waltinger (AUT), Kim Wan (KOR), Beatrice Wanjiku (KEN), Doerte Wehmeyer (DEU), Lawrence Weiner (USA), Ariella Wertheimer (ISR), Bernhard Witsch (AUT), Arthur Woods (CHE/USA), Ivana Woscoboinik (ARG), Hans-Ruedi Wüthrich (CHE), Kim Yeongjea (KOR), Gayane Yerkanyan (ARM), Se Yoon Park (KOR), Xuhong Yu (CHN), Ghassan Zard (LBN), Yanzi Zhang (CHN).