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      August 23, 2017

      Wednesday  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (daily until November 26, 2017)

      Giardini, Sestiere Castello
      Venice, Veneto 30122

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      Pavilion of Russia: 'Theatrum Orbis'

      Theatrum Orbis, a new exhibition conceived and created for the Russian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, features artists Grisha Bruskin, Recycle Group and Sasha Pirogova alongside contemporary Russian composers.

      The exhibition title - translated as ‘Theatre of the World’ - takes its name from Abraham Ortelius’ atlas published in Antwerp in 1570. Marking an epoch in the history of cartography, it was the first modern atlas to unite knowledge and experience across science and culture accumulated during the Age of Discovery.

      Theatrical in its concept and form, the exhibition includes sculpture, installation, video and sound across three emotively connected parts. Visitors follow a narrative throughout the pavilion, first encountering Bruskin’s installation of figurative white sculptures; then, on descending the stairs and passing through a labyrinth, further rooms contain works by Recycle Group and Pirogova. While Bruskin represents a long-established generation of Russian artists, Recycle Group and Pirogova come from a new post-digital era engaged with technology.

      Music and sound plays a very important role in the exhibition, with specially written scores by Dimitri Kourdlianski, Peter Aidu and Konstantin Dudakov-Kashuro. For the first time sound is not constrained by the walls of the pavilion, but is taken out into the Giardini, establishing a dialogue with the viewer through Dmitri Kourliandski’s sound performance “Commedia delle arti”.

      Cost: Payment required - 48 hours - € 30

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits

      This event repeats daily until November 26, 2017: Sep 21, Sep 22, Sep 23

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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