Friday, July 24, 2015

Venice Biennale – Collateral Event; Palazzo Benzon - My East is Your West

 Photographs by Mark Blower

Venice Biennale – Collateral Event; Palazzo Benzon - My East is Your West. My East is Your West, until October 1, is a Collateral Event of the Biennale. Commissioned by The Gujral Foundation. This beautiful landmark exhibition unites for the first time at the Biennale the historically conflicting nations of India and Pakistan in a shared exhibition by artists from both countries. Shilpa Gupta (Mumbai) and Rashid Rana (Lahore) each present a new series of works at the splendid Palazzo Benzon on the Grand Canal. As neither India nor Pakistan has a permanent national pavilion in Venice, this presentation provides a unique platform for artists from South Asia to enter into a dialogue through the arts, representing the Indian subcontinent as one region.
Above. Unititled installation - Shilpa Gupta – 2014-15 – Room 5.




Photograph by Mark Blower

Rashid Rana and Shilpa Gupta


My East is Your West. Titled after a light installation by Shilpa Gupta, My East is Your West was born out of the desire to reposition the complex climate of historical relations between South Asia’s nation-states and presents the region as a shared cultural cartography. Shilpa Gupta’s new series of works brings together over four years of ongoing research in the India-Bangladesh borderlands and the world’s longest security barrier between two nation-states currently in construction. She exhibits works ranging from installation, video, photography, drawings, text-based pieces and performances. Rashid Rana presents an immersive setting across five rooms surveying the conception of presence, temporality and location as collective experience, across digital printmaking, video and installation. 


 Photographs by Mark Blower


My East is Your West - Rashid Rana - War Within II (and detail) -2013-14 - C print + DIASEC

 Photograph by Mark Blower


My East is Your West - Rashid Rana - The viewing, the viewer and the viewed - 2015 - Single channel projection


My East is Your West - Rashid Rana - A mirror lies vacant 
2015 - Site-responsive installation and latex print on wallpaper




My East is Your West - Shilpa Gupta – Untitled – Room 1 - 2014-15

Reflecting each distinctive practice, both artists explore and examine the integral essence of a people divided, a history which spans antiquity, colonial modernity and a cosmopolitan present entangled in conflict. With works that bring to the foreground entangled realities of the Indian subcontinent, Shilpa Gupta and Rashid Rana develop a material aesthetic that surveys the potential of a common region, separate from the state and its model.



Photograph by Mark Blower


My East is Your West - Shilpa Gupta – Untitled – Room 4 - 2014-15

Photograph by Mark Blower 



My East is Your West - Shilpa Gupta – Untitled – Room 1 - 2014-15







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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Venice - San Basilio: Fashion at IUAV 2015 – BA+MA Graduation Shows - Backstage-And-Catwalk - Reportage


 
Venice - San Basilio:  Fashion at IUAV 2015 – BA+MA Graduation Shows Backstage-And-Catwalk

“Greeting from Venice”

“Greeting from Venice”, writes Maria Luisa Frisa, curator, fashion historian, author and director of the degree program in Fashion/Design at the Universita Iuav di Venezia. The Fashion/Design course, which was based in Treviso for the past ten years is moving to Venice in September. Appropriately to celebrated the first decade of the degree course, and to mark the beginning of the next, a stage was set up for the graduation shows right in front of the Canale della Giudecca, in between the Faculty of Architecture in the ex-Magazine Frigoriferi (cold-storage warehouses) and the ex-Magazzini Ligabue, premises of which will become the campus of the Fashion/Design courses in the future.  Overlooking the Canale della Giudecca the ex-industrial area, at San Basilio is far from the bustle and tourists, of central Venice, and the new venue will be very stimulating for the students. Concludes Maria Luisa Frisa,

“A place that is already Venice, but not yet Venice.”

Fashion at IUAV 2015. The BA+MA graduation fashion show, choreographed and curated by Mario Lupano, presented the best collections of clothes and accessories designed by the graduates of the BA+MA, courses coordinated by designers Arthur Arbesser, Veronika Allmayer-Beck, Michel Bergamo, Cristina Zamagni, Fabio Quaranta and Paulo Melim Andersson.
Above.  The view from the Ex-Magazzini Ligabue, served as the shows backstage. Beyond the Canale della Giudecca and on the Guidecca island itself, the Molino Stucky complex, parte of which is designated to the Hilton Mulino Stucky Venice hotel.
Fashion at IUAV 2015 – BA Catwalk Milena Gabrijelcic.
 
 
Mara Michelazzi, Gino Garbin with Maria Luisa Frisa


Fashion at IUAV 2015 – Backstage

Giovanna Chiades – Tobia Cecchin – Damiano Carraro



Fashion at IUAV 2015 – Catwalk - BA-Year-One
Giovanna Chiades – Alex Ballarin – Attilio Doria

 

Fashion at IUAV 2015 – Backstage

Mario Lupano
BA+MA graduation professor and fashion show co-curator and choreographer with Arthur Arbesser 


Fashion at IUAV 2015 – Backstage

Angela Pea – Valentina Stocco



Fashion at IUAV 2015 – Backstage
Michele Sciancalepore




Fashion at IUAV 2015 – Backstage – Make-up

Aveda


Fashion at IUAV 2015 – Backstage – Hair

I Baldan Parrucchieri

 
Fashion at IUAV 2015 – Backstage

 
Fashion at IUAV 2015 – FROW

Silvia Bisconti, Fausto Puglisi, Lorenzo Serafini, Carlo Mengucci, Andrea Incontri and Leila Palermo

 

Michele Bocchese


Cristiano Seganfreddo and Cristiana Costanzo




Fashion at IUAV 2015 – Backstage

Arthur Arbesser
Designer, professor and fashion show co-curator 

 
Fashion at IUAV 2015 – Backstage

 
Fashion at IUAV 2015 – Catwalk – BA-Year-Two

Giuseppe Catania


Martina Bernardi, Laura Stefanetto and Paolo Paoletti

 

Fashion at IUAV 2015 – Catwalk+Backstage - BA Accessories

Lucia Vllanova / Quarzo



Fashion at IUAV 2015 – FROW

Paola Goppion


Gianluca Cantaro, Lieke Pansters, Federico Sarica and Marta Casadei




Photograph by Giacomo Cosua – courtesy Iuav



Fashion at IUAV 2015 – Catwalk – BA

Orlando Maiero





Fashion at IUAV 2015 – FROW

Stefano Gris, Fabio Achilli and Maria Luisa Frisa



Fashion at IUAV 2015 – Catwalk - BA

Caterina Cesaretti / Totem


Sabina Cioffi, Michele Mereu, Andrea Batilla and Marzia Narduzzi





Fashion at IUAV 2015 – Catwalk – BA
Domenico Lazzaro / Ci portera il vento


Fashion at IUAV 2015 – FROW

Ambra Dina, Cesare De Michelis, Emanuela Bassetti and Giorgio Macola


 

Fashion at IUAV 2015 – FROW

Medardo Chiaffoni and Evelina Bazzo

 Photograph by Giacomo Cosua – courtesy Iuav

Fashion at IUAV 2015 – Backstage - BA

Marija Vlakeska / Folk Art


Mattia Berto and Claudia Capodiferro

Photograph by Giacomo Cosua – courtesy Iuav



Fashion at IUAV 2015 – Catwalk – MA
Filippo Soffiati / Non sis a piu chi e cavallo e chi e cavaliere 


Mario Lupano and Maria Luisa Frisa


 


Fashion at IUAV 2015 – Backstage – BA-Year-One
Martina Rizzieri
 



 

 



 

 








 




 













 



 





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