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Atelier Morales to participate in the 55th Venice Biennale

Atelier Morales (Teresa Ayuso and Juan Luis Morales, who live and work in Paris ) will participate in the 55th Venice Biennale. (Open to the public June 1st)

Curators Sarah Gold and Karling De Jong chose the artmaking duo for their group show Personal Structures, which brings together artists of diverse cultures and ages to explore ideas of time, space, and existence. The exhibition—part of an ongoing project initiated in 2002—will be presented in the Palazzo Bembo. The 28 artists in the show include Yoko Ono, Hermann Nitsch, Suh Jeong Min of South Korea, and Faiza Butt of Pakistan.

 

Link:>>Atelier Morales

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Bound for Glory: Cavorting Athletes and Oblique Politics at the Debut of Allora & Calzadilla’s U.S. Pavilion in Venice

By Andrew M. Goldstein

Art Info

June 2, 2011

VENICE—Allora & Calzadilla‘s show for the Venice Biennale‘s United States pavilion has generated a near-deafening amount of buzz since previews began at the international exhibition earlier this week, with its overturned tank-turned-treadmill sculpture outside its entrance emitting a clarion clackety-clack to draw in hundreds of people to wait in line to see what the fuss is all about. This morning, the show — featuring eight professional gymnasts doing routines on replicas of business-class airline seats, an organ/ATM hybrid, and a video filmed on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques — opened to the public with a bang worthy of the buildup: a performance on the tank’s treadmill by Dan O’Brien, the 1996 Summer Olympics decathlon gold medalist once heralded on the cover of Newsweek as “Mr. Olympics.”

More on the works by Allora & Calzadilla:

New York Magazine: Jerry Saltz on the Ugly American at the Venice Biennale

Art Info: “It’s an Art Project, Let’s Keep It at That”: A Q&A With American Diplomat David Mees on the Politics of the U.S. Pavilion

Los Angeles Times: At the Venice Biennale, national artists know no boundaries

The L Magazine: America’s Allora & Calzadilla Crushing Competition at Venice Biennale

Finextra: Musical ATM goes on display at Venice Biennale

The New York Times: Venice Biennale: An Installation Art Contest and Venice Biennale: Money Talks, Make That Sings

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Allora & Calzadilla to represent US in Venice

Venice Biennale

June 4 – November 27, 2011

The Art Newspaper

Puerto Rico-based artist team Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla have been chosen to represent the US in the next Venice Biennale, running from 4 June-27 November 2011. The pair will present six new works in the American pavilion of the Giardini, in a display curated by commissioner Lisa Freiman, chair of the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s contemporary art department.

According to press announcements, Allora & Calzadilla will create new site-specific works that will “analyze contemporary geopolitics through the lens of spectacular nationalistic and competitive enterprises such as the Olympic Games, international commerce, war, the military-industrial complex and even the Biennale itself”.

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