Viva Africa! Viva Wangechi Mutu from Kenya! In this pavilion I perceived 3 women by 3 different medium. The first is a video triptych visioning a walking woman at the day break caring something, which strongly appears to be out little planet Earth. The second is another woman lying and looking at the globe. I find here a reference to a woman who carry the world on her head and at the same time has power to look at it from some distance. Finally the third women is a kind of a collage made from zebra skin, metallic shoulders and snake hair, a jumble of animals and machines. (I saw a similar painting at Picassomania show in Paris this year, do you see a parallel?). So my conclusion is Women could be everything! Women is the future?
Astonish! Vatican has also a pavilion in Arsenale, Holy See promotes creation and supports contemporary artists. Macedonian artist, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, has created an installation specifically for Biennale on the theme “At the beginning … the Word became Flesh”. She embroidered the brick-wall of Arsenale with organic waste materials like a spider net. It creates sacred space with a suspended heart in the middle. Spider net reminds Venetian embroideries. Sacred space recalls the stomach where human emotions reside. Inside of this mystic sanctuary my wow factor emerges: I’m delighted, distracted and alleviated. Mission accomplished, this is what I expect from art. Positive!
Biennale Venezia 2015
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