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Biennale Arte 2019

Special Projects

Forte Marghera Special Project - Mestre

Ludovica Carbotta (Turin, 1982) is showing the latest instalment from her Monowe series in the former gunpowder store of Forte Marghera, a 19th-century fortress built across the lagoon from Venice. Connecting with the metaphorical resonance of the site –a building designed to protect the outside environment from its explosive internal content– Carbotta is presenting a new sculptural installation on warehouse style shelving. Monowe (The Powder Room) (2019) explores the ways in which the human imagination might trigger powerful emotions, even without any imminent actual danger.


Pavilion of Applied Arts Special Project - Arsenale, Sale d’Armi

It’s About Time by Marysia Lewandowska uses the rich archival materials of La Biennale di Venezia and the Victoria and Albert Museum to examine the apparent absence of women from the historical narratives of exhibitions and museums. The project focuses on records of meetings held by the Mayor of Venice, beginning in 1893, which led to the creation of La Biennale two years later. It’s About Time reimagines the circumstances in which La Biennale came into being, setting up new conditions from which the ‘unheard voices’ of women can emerge. The work brings attention to what is missing, while offering an alternative history of the event. The resulting sound and film installation questions the political and social mechanisms responsible for shaping the cultural spaces of the exhibition and the museum, by attending to omissions and silences.


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