Contemporary Bestiary alla Biennale di Venezia

For the 2013 edition of the Venice Biennale, contemporary art will enter the Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia, invited to create a dialogue with the museum’s holdings in an alternation of grand effect and microscopic surprise based on formal analogy and similarity of content.

The animal and plant world, the secrets of microscopic life and macroscopic forms, the aspects of animate and inanimate, the finite and infinite have all been subjects for comparison and stimulus, the settings for investigation into artistic expression since antiquity. Contemporary artists have continued to compare and draw inspiration from them, reflecting and wondering at the reality emerging not only from a simple vision of nature, but also from scientific investigation leading to new knowledge, awareness and questions. On view at Contemporary Bestiary Italian artists from the ACACIA collection exhibition there will be Italian and international artists such as Maurizo Cattelan and his Musicanti di Brema with their savage music, Vanessa Beecroft, Paola Pivi, Francesco Vezzoli, Rosa Barba, Lara Favaretto, Luca Trevisani, Adrian Paci, Roberto Cuoghi, Nico Vascellari, Grazia Toderi, Francesco Gennai, Marcello Vanzo, Sabrina Mezzaqui, Marzia Migliora, Mario Airò and Alighiero Boetti.

Curated by Giorgio Verzotti, Gemma De Angelis Testa



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