Photo: John Hill/World-Architects
VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2014
TIME SPACE EXISTENCE
7 June until 23 November 2014 PALAZZO BEMBO,
OPEN DAILY 10.00 – 18.00 HRS. FREE ENTRY – CLOSED ON TUESDAY
Riva del Carbon # 4793, 30124 Venezia, Italy
(70m from Rialto Bridge, on Canal Grande)
Curated by Mário Caeiro w/ Philip Cabau
Portuguese and Italian consortium, led by
Projecto Travessa da Ermida, Portugal
Light Curve is the development of a fragment of space.
It is intended to modulate the distance between the expectations
of the observer to the emotional experience itself.
Alessandro Lupi’s installations challenge the spectator
at the boundary that separates active participation
from passive contemplation. Between architecture
and the artistic intervention, between technology and gesture,
between artistic process and the history of art.
A corridor is simultaneously an architectural and an artistic subject.
It is, for both categories, a tangible challenge, not a metaphor:
a form, an experience, a passageway and a threshold. But key
differences remain: the lighting of a passageway is an issue
of architecture. For in art, light is of totally diverse nature. It isn’t
the outcome of a dialogue between reality and the imagined solution.
It is, rather, like a question. It is not about illuminating, but about
creating places for significant shadows. Architecture and art share
the same path just for a while. They part and what remains we call drawing.
For Projecto Travessa da Ermida – a gallery who have been developing
a contemporary art programme since 2008 in a deconsecrated church in Belém,
Lisbon – this is once more an opportunity to share a modus operandi of fostering
and promoting artistic languages which deal with timeless values and historical
tradition while at the same time point to a vibrant and contemporary proactive programme.