A Matter of Sounds
Matter of Sounds. Selected by Ilari Valbonesi.
Giusto Pio, Ananta da "Motore immobile" 1978;
Luciano Cilio, Interludio Da "Dialoghi Del Presente";
Prima Materia, The Tail of the Tiger 1977;
Lucio Battisti, Il Fuoco da Umanamente uomo: il sogno 1972.
South African Pavilion. Mary Sibande
Mary Sibande, born 1982, lives and works in Johannesburg. In Sibande’s practice as an artist, she employs the human form as a vehicle through painting and sculpture, to explore the construction of identity in a postcolonial South African context, but also attempts to critique stereotypical depictions of women, particularly black women in our society. The body, for Sibande, and particularly the skin, and clothing is the site where history is contested and where fantasies play out. Centrally, she looks at the generational disempowerment of the black woman and in this sense her work is informed by postcolonial theory, through her art making. In her work, the domestic setting acts as a stage where historical psycho-dramas play out. Sibande's work also highlights how privileged ideals of beauty and femininity aspired to by black women discipline their body through rituals of imitation and reproduction. She inverts the social power indexed by Victorian costumes by reconfiguring it as a domestic worker’s “uniform” complexifying the colonial relationship between “slave” and “master” in a post-apartheid context. The fabric used to produce uniforms for domestic workers is an instantly recognizable sight in domestic spaces in South Africa and by applying it to Victorian dress she attempts to make a comment about history of servitude as it relates to the present in terms of domestic relationships.
Global Sounds | Auropolis | Rastko Lazic
Rastko Lazic, "This Room is Too Small" - a collection of live improvisation pieces recorded in 2009-2010, Free Digital Download (Geneva, 06-2010) -
Playlist: 01. Honey 00:59
02. Second March 02:33
03. In Time 07:06
04. Cry 04:07
05. First part 1 05:57
06. Please Do Not 04:30
07. Nothing part 2 02:59
08. Nothing part 1 02:32
09. Hi Rob 05:48
10. First December 04:02
11. First part 2 08:26
12. Lag 03:16
13. Live Radio Hijacking 03:27
14. Four Pieces For Electronics 03:43
15. Sleep S. Sleep 03:36
15 pieces of live improvisations on an analogue modular synthesizer with very little post editing.
Recorded during the year 2009 and 2010.
Please visit my site for more info and music.
SOUTH AFRICAN Pavilion - Lethole Mokoena
Interview with Lethole Mokoena, commissioner of " Desire: Ideal Narratives in Contemporary South African Art" at 54th edition of International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia; Artisti: Mary Sibande, Siemon Allen, Lyndi Sales; Curator:Thembinkosi Goniwe - Pavilion at . Venezia,Torre di Porta Nuova, Arsenale Nuovissimo
Was Fehlt. On Christoph Schlingensief
Cushman and Johannes Milms |soya-muzik.com and Bootlab.org | prepared a special episode on German Pavilion for Sounds like Venice: a one voice, multiple character radio play on Christoph Schlingensief's participation on the Venice Biennale in 2011. Biographical data and short descriptions of Schlingensief's works are combined with fake artistic suggestions, with comments, historical data, poems, field recordings and sounds of various kinds. The air of this intense radio play ranges between high culture trash, easy peasy fun and serious contemporary sound art and literature
Egyptian Pavilion. A tribute to Basiony
30 Days of Running in the Place. Honoring Ahmed Basiony (1978–2011). Egiptian Pavilion this year is a tribute to Ahmed Basiony, who was killed in Tahrir Square during the protests in Cairo in early 2011. Interview with Dr. Ashraf Reda, Chairman of Fine Arts Sector at the Ministry of Culture
INDIA PAVILION. Gigi Scaria
Everyone Agrees: It’s About to Explode… Indian Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. Interview with Gigi Scaria (painter, sculptor, video artist; born in Kothanalloor, Kerala, 1973; now lives in New Delhi)
Global Sounds. Auropolis. Episode 2
Sounds Like Venice / Global Sounds - a selection of audio works around the world. The first podcasts collects works selected by AUROPOLIS – Association of Multimedia Artists from Belgrade.
1. Kralj Čačka, Kolega
Nenad Marić, better knows as Kralj Čačka is song writer and instrumentalist, academically educated painter and a poet. This piece is part of NRBG live session, took place some time in winter 2010.
2. Toma Gouband, Callioux
Toma Gouband, drumist, improviser, searcher of - sounds, links between sounds, rythms' forms and rythms between rythms- plays with drums, stones, branches, some "boom" & some "tchak", a cymbow, futher dusters, bells, winds and, browsing -times, silences, densities- articulates a space sometimes agitated, sometimes still, till matters and airs meet & sing.
RUSSIA. Empty Zones. Boris Groys
Boris Groys, Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, New York University, USA, curator of The Russian Pavilion 2011. Curator of several exhibitions, including: “Dream Factory Communism”, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt a. M. (2004); “Total Enlightenment. Conceptual Art in Moscow (1960–1990)”, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt a.M./Fondacion March, Madrid (2008-2009); “Medium Religion” (with Peter Weibel) at the ZKM, Karlsruhe (2009). Recent publications:
The Russian Pavilion hosts an attempt to view CA’s actions retrospectively as life in art with an installation by A.Monastyrski “11” built on references to the historical and topological contexts and based on materials of CA’s 125 actions and compiled 10 volumes (work on the 11P thP is in progress) of the Trips out of Town books. Check the YOUTUBE
ISRAEL. Sigalit Landau
Sigalit Landau was born in 1969 in Jerusalem. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, at the Gallery Kamel Mennour, Paris, at the Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art as well as the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, and is at the moment presented as part of the Centre Pompidou's collections in the collective exhibition elles@centrepompidou. Based on Landau's historical research, the launching point for the new installation is the small three-tiered Israeli Pavilion building in which her exhibit will dwell – a structure designed in the modernist style. For her show, the building's entrance will be relocated to the courtyard – a space originally meant to be kept away from public view. "My work is of a bridge maker. [Un]consciously looking for new and vital materials to connect the past to the future, the west to the east, the private with the collective, the sub-existential to the Uber-profound, the found objects to the deepest epic narratives and mythologies… using scattered, broken words to define "the-bricker-brack" and transform it into a soft heap of new dream-buds, to act upon the uncertain horizon"
Opening of the Bangladesh Pavilion
Opening of The Bangladesh Pavillion. 3rd June 2011. Gervasuti Foundation, Fondamenta S. Ana (Via Garibaldi) Castello 993 A. The Bangladesh Pavilion is a morceau of cutting edge creativity from Bangladesh: Five talented artists whose respective fortes draw from their forbearers, but who are at the same time, engaged in building defining pathways from here to the beyond. Imran Hossain Piplu, Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisty, Mahbubur Rahman, Promotesh Das Pulak and Tayeba Begum Lipi all celebrate their contemporary experience in “Parables” – principally because of the capacity of each of the artist to pack in experience and meaning – alluding, challenging and opening eyes; and hence parables. The angst, the yearning and an interesting capacity to blend the autobiographical with the collective provide a distinctive narrative of our times.
Padiglione Italia. CS Sgarbi
SERBIA. Rasa Todosijević
Raša Todosijević awarded at the Venice Biennale
of the UniCredit Venice Award. Dragoljub Rasa Todosijević was born on 2 September 1945, in Belgrade, Serbia. He graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, in 1969. He works and lives in Belgrade, Serbia.
A PAINTER AND AN ART CRITIC
I used to know a handsome painter that had a hole in his head. One could judge, from afar, that the said hole was as wide and as deep as a rifle cartridge. And even though it has never been proved, malicious people say that, as years went by, it grew larger and larger. It won’t go amiss if I casually mention an art critic here, as well. He had, as did the painter, a hole, in the same place, almost of the same proportions. Whenever the two would meet, the holes would, with no visible cause, as if by some mysterious command, just so, simultaneously, on their own accord, start whistling. The painter would then prick his ears up, the critic would too, and they both would, hand in hand, enjoy themselves immensely, listening to their holes whistle on.
SERBIA. Sanja Kojić Mladenov
Sanja Kojić Mladenov (born in Pančevo, 1974) - curator Serbian Pavilion 2011 - Light and Darkness of Symbols -
graduated in History of Art at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, and is currently attending postgraduate interdisciplinary studies at the University of Novi Sad. Since 1995, she has been an author, curator, and selector of numerous projects related to the field of recent artistic practice, media, and gender. Since 2006, she has worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina in Novi Sad as a curator at the Department of Current Art Exhibitions.
BRASIL- Artur Barrio
AZERBAIJAN. Beral Madra
Interview with Beral Madra, Curator of the Pavilion of Azerbaijan at 54th Venice Biennale; critic and curator, directed Gallery BM (1984-1990) and directing BM Contemporary Art Centre (since 1990); lives and works in Istanbul.
AZERBAIJAN. Aidan Salakhova
AZERBAIJAN. Aga Ousseinov
The Pavilion of Azerbaijan at the 54th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia. Interview with Aga Ousseinov
"My invention/project for the Venice Biennale is a seagoing submersible craft designed to metaphorically navigate the same sea of discord/unrest in the world. This is also apropos for an aqua-centric city such as Venice. The conceptual model for the vessel is based upon the tradition of the early Soviet “agit-trains”, which were designed by the constructivist artists as a kind of propaganda, or “agitation machines.” The vessel’s purpose will be to act in an interventionist-like manner, similar to a Trojan Horse that is designed to take people unaware due to its form, but which is actually designed to ambush the viewer through the use of propaganda. The appearance of the piece will be anti hi-tech, and will also “pretend” to deliver a strong message. The vessel installation will be similar to a room of curiosities, populated by 3D objects such as the vessel, (which is a very light structure more like a kite), a group of moving images, photographs, and scratched fresco reliefs.”
AZERBAIJAN. ZEIGAM AZIZOV
The Pavilion of Azerbaijan at the 54th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia. Interview with Zeigam Azizov
ZEIGAM AZIZOV on Symposium – Installation, Venice Biennale, 2011: Starting from my earlier work entitled “Migrasophia” (from migration+philosophy) my project addresses the condition of people’s movement as it is motivated by the philosophical discourse on images. My new installation “Symposium” continues this struggle.
Doodle Google Live Concert (Goodbye)
Concerto Live con il Google Doodle interattivo del 9 giugno creato per la nascita di Les Paul, inventore della chitarra elettrica, nato 96 anni fa nel Wisconsin, negli Stati Uniti. Dopo aver studiato la registrazione multitraccia e la tecnica delle incisioni sovrapposte, fu lui a progettare nel 1952 il celebre modello di chitarra Gibson che, parallelamente alle Fender, contribuì insieme all'estro degli artisti di quegli anni a scrivere pagine importanti della storia del rock che proprio allora muoveva i primi passi. Molti tra i chitarristi più acclamati dagli appassionati del genere hanno pizzicato le corde di una Gibson: Jimmy Page dei Led Zeppelin, Joe Perry degli Aerosmith, Slash dei Guns N' Roses e dei Velvet Revolver, Ace Frehley e Tommy Thayer dei Kiss, Eric Clapton dei Cream Mark Knopfler dei Dire Straits, John Norum degli Europe, Richie Sambora e Zakk Wylde che hanno suonato rispettivamente con Jon Bon Jovi e Ozzy Osbourne. E ancora: Stef Burns, Neil Young, James Hetfield, Bob Marley, Allman, The Edge, Ray Toro, Steve Jones e Billie Joe Armstrong.