The Basque artist Pepo Salazar at the Venice Biennale

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2015-05-06

Although the 56. edition of the  Biennale di Venezia  will not be officially inaugurated until May 9, the creators involved in the program are already in the Italian city showing their work to experts, critics, collectors and institutions. One them is the artist from Araba Pepo Salazar (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1972) one of the authors, along with Cabello/Carceller  and Francesc Ruiz, of the collective installation at the Spanish Pavilion.


The artistic proposal, curated by Martí Manen, is entitled “Los Sujetos” (“The Subjects”) and is based on the figure of Salvador Dalí. In the words of Manen, they wanted to make a contemporary reinterpretation of Dalí, an "emotional, sensitive and sensual" approach, while reflecting the confusion in which we live in the XXI century. The three works that make up the project,  are very different, he said, because it is "a proposal where there is an express desire to mix opinions, views, methods and systems of work."


Pepo Salazar, who has been supported by the Etxepare Basque Institute for  his participation at the Biennale, has created a space full of information layers, full of content (video, sound, fluorescents, metal, glass walls ...) The author has pointed out that it aims to create confusion: "The idea is to generate a wide speech. Is a bit of a view of the world and life, as we are subject to a lot of inputs that result in imbalances of all kinds. "

Francesc Ruiz has installed two kiosks, with the aim of denouncing the "manipulation of information" by the media; his space also recalls the "fumetto" - Italian erotic comics addressed to a homosexual public- of the 80s. And the video by Helena Cabello and Ana Carceller  shows an interview of an African girl with three people, made with the aim of exploring "how individuals feel within European space" and considering the reason for “the persistence in keeping apart dissident sexual matters".

The Venice Biennale will be open from 9 May to November 25th, 2015.

Although the 56. edition of the  Biennale di Venezia  will not be officially inaugurated until May 9, the creators involved in the program are already in the Italian city showing their work to experts, critics, collectors and institutions. One them is the artist from Araba Pepo Salazar (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1972) one of the authors, along with Cabello/Carceller  and Francesc Ruiz, of the collective installation at the Spanish Pavilion.


The artistic proposal, curated by Martí Manen, is entitled “Los Sujetos” (“The Subjects”) and is based on the figure of Salvador Dalí. In the words of Manen, they wanted to make a contemporary reinterpretation of Dalí, an "emotional, sensitive and sensual" approach, while reflecting the confusion in which we live in the XXI century. The three works that make up the project,  are very different, he said, because it is "a proposal where there is an express desire to mix opinions, views, methods and systems of work."


Pepo Salazar, who has been supported by the Etxepare Basque Institute for  his participation at the Biennale, has created a space full of information layers, full of content (video, sound, fluorescents, metal, glass walls ...) The author has pointed out that it aims to create confusion: "The idea is to generate a wide speech. Is a bit of a view of the world and life, as we are subject to a lot of inputs that result in imbalances of all kinds. "

Francesc Ruiz has installed two kiosks, with the aim of denouncing the "manipulation of information" by the media; his space also recalls the "fumetto" - Italian erotic comics addressed to a homosexual public- of the 80s. And the video by Helena Cabello and Ana Carceller  shows an interview of an African girl with three people, made with the aim of exploring "how individuals feel within European space" and considering the reason for “the persistence in keeping apart dissident sexual matters".

The Venice Biennale will be open from 9 May to November 25th, 2015.

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