Personal Structures

Culture. Mind. Becoming (La Biennale di Venezia 2013)

This publication accompanies the exhibitions Personal Structures and Culture. Mind. Becoming, both part of the 55th Biennale di Venezia, 1 June – 24 November 2013, Venice, Italy.

Initiated in 2002 by the Dutch artist Rene Rietmeyer, the project Personal Structures at Palazzo Bembo presents artists from six continents, a combination of established artists and others whose oeuvre is less known. What they have in common is a dedication to the concepts time, space and existence.

The participating artists have their roots in diverse cultures and have very different ages. The core concepts are highlighted in very personal ways and from unusual points of view. Culture. Mind. Becoming also brings together a variety of Chinese artists.

At Palazzo Mora numerous well-known artists are presented under the theme Re-discover and a selection of upcoming artists under Ingrandimento. In addition, the exhibition includes a presentation of paintings by Fang Lijun at Palazzo Marcello. The exhibition aims to show different statements of Chinese culture today.

Culture. Mind. Becoming features over 80 artists including Gotthard Graubner, Helmut Lemke, Hermann Nitsch, Yoko Ono, Otto Piene, The Icelandic Love Corporation, VALIE EXPORT, Arnulf Rainer, Zhang Huan, Xu Bing, and many others.

English and Chinese text.

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