New Work on View: Preview Week at 56th Venice Biennale & Portsmouth England
Boîte-en-Valise: Exchanges Through Performativity and Practice
6 & 7 May 2015 16.00h-18.00h
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Campo S. Agnese-Dorsoduro 810
8 May 2015 14.00h-16.00h
Rio Terra San Vio
10 May 2015 14.00h-16.00h
The Vulcan Building
Portsmouth PO1 3BF
11 May 2015 16.00h-20.00h
The Vulcan Building
Portsmouth PO1 38F
Artists: Sam Van Aken (USA), Nelly Haliti (Swiss), Juan Juarez (USA), Kypros Kyprianou (UK), Karin Lehmann (Swiss), Beat Lippert (Swiss), Stuart Nolan (UK), Matt Parsons (UK), Joanna Spitzner (USA).
Nine artists have been invited to contribute to an international project, developing networks and forums for collaboration for contemporary arts practitioners in the south of England, New York state and Switzerland through the international art hub of the Venice Biennale. Each is making and/or adapting new and/or existing work for transport in a normal sized suitcases, to be transported as luggage on a normal flight/train/bus journey and taken from the suitcase for presentation without any fixing to walls, floors and/or ceilings of the venues. This Boîte-en-Valise approach encourages transportability of practice, the nurturing of collaboration and the cross fertilisation of artistic practice.
The nine artists bring together works including sculpture, performance, video, data, radio and sound as well as interventions and conversations. Visitors to the preview week of the Venice Biennale are invited to join the artists at the times and venues outlined above. Subsequent events featuring all of the artists and their work at Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth brings the project to audiences and artists in the UK.
A partnership between curator Mark Segal, Aspex and the University of Syracuse. Funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia and Syracuse University.