The Invisible Pavilion | 54th International Art Exhibition | Venice Biennale

  • Location:
    Giardini, Venice, IT

54th Art Biennale 2011

04.06 27.11
Giardini | Venice

The Invisible Pavilion | 54th International Art Exhibition | Venice Biennale
- Preview: 1-2-3 June 2011
- Opening to the public: 4 June > 27 November 2011
Venice, Giardini and all over the world on the Internet
Press conference and a tour on 1 June at 5pm, Giardini (main
concourse, in the shade near Belgium Pavilion). In partnership with
Curated by Simona Lodi and Les Liens Invisibles  
The art, my friend, is flowing in the wind.
The Invisible Pavilion is a non-invitation, experimental,
hallucinatory augmented reality experience that will run for the
duration of the Venice Art Biennale as a squatted stage on which a
performance flow of artworks will fill the whole area of the Giardini.
The main purpose of the project is to fill the augmented space of the
Biennale with a stream of signs and symbols, in an attempt to emphasize
the ebb and flow of art production in the “always-on” age.
with a smart-phone (iPhone or any other Android-based phone and Layar)
will be able to move around the traditional pavilions in the Giardini
area of the Biennale and see, through their phone screens, another
immaterial/invisible exhibition.
For the entire length of the Venice Art Biennale (June–November
2011) a group of selected international artists have been invited to
give their personal contribution to the project, by performing/posting
multimedia pieces that should somehow reinterpret the public space of
the Biennale and its symbolic aura in the field of contemporary art. The
artworks will also be visible on the Internet, on the Invisible
Pavilion website.
As Simona Lodi says in the curatorial text, “The Invisible Pavilion
is a hallucinatory experience of rewriting the world, an encouragement
to increase the whirl and flow of information on invisible r/Reality.
The Invisible Pavilion contains a r/Reality that is open and
spontaneous, drawn and analysed from shared data. The double r reflects
its double connotation—the lower case r refers to the everyday reality
that we all know; the upper case R to a proprietary name, the augmented
Reality that is produced.“
Participating Artists
Artie Vierkant ● Costant Dullart ● CONT3XT.NET ● IOCOSE ● Jon Rafman ● Les Liens Invisibles ● Molleindustria ● Parker Ito ● REFF–RomaEuropa FakeFactory
Links and References
Download Hi-res pictures
In cooperation with Manifest.AR International Cyberartist Group
Lodi, art critic and curator, lives in Turin. Since 1993 she has been a
contributor to various leading contemporary art journals. Simona's
professional career spans New York, London and Turin—a city that has
embraced the world of new technology and communication. It is in this
context that the Share Festival–Art in the Digital Age, of which Simona
is founder and Art Director, has found fertile ground to grow and
Les Liens Invisibles is an Italian-based duo of internet artists,
Clemente Pestelli and Gionatan Quintini. Most of their artworks—which
include an online viral mass suicide performance, an hallucinatory
petition service and a series of other works staged on popular social
media platforms—have been exhibited internationally in galleries,
museums (MAXXI Rome, New School of New York, KUMU Art Museum of Talinn)
and international media art festivals (SHARE, Transmediale). Les Liens
Invisibles recently received an honorary distinction at the Transmediale
Media Art Festival (2011).