fbpx Biennale Arte 2022 | Angels Listening
La Biennale di Venezia

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Angels Listening

  • TUE - SUN
    23/04 > 27/11
    10 am - 6 pm

Organizing Institution: Centro Studi e Documentazione della Cultura Armena

Venue: Loggia del Temanza, Dorsoduro 1602


Seven large-scale angels, cast in bronze with mouths “taped” shut, encircle a gilded confessional in Rachel Lee Hovnanian’s immersive installation Angels Listening. This interactive exhibition invites viewers to relinquish their innermost thoughts, whether repressed due to fear of judgement or sheer inability, onto pieces of ribbon. Once discarded on-site, the viewer’s voice joins a chorus of shed confessions – demonstrating the liberation associated with catharsis and the sanctity of meditative environments in moments of shared isolation. Rachel Lee Hovnanian is a Miami-based artist whose multidisciplinary practice explores the complexities of modern feminism and the psychological effects of technology.



Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Angels Listening, 2022. Performance, mixed media. Photo ©Giovanni Ricci-Novara

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