Marusela Granell Campdera'
Marc Camille CHaimowicz
Jesus Rafael Soto
Juan Bernardo Pineda
Julie Atlas Muz
Jose' Ramon Amondarain
Water (without you I'm not). A Luigi Settembrini's project. Through the work of leading artists and the reflections of intellectuals, academics and students, the Biennial will underline the huge importance of information and the importance of individual consciousness and our awareness of one of the most complex problems our planet is facing, hoping to heighten awareness of water as the source of all life. It will do so through the impact of art and all the other contemporary creative languages.
Water (without you I'm not). A Luigi Settembrini's project
The III Biennial of Valencia is being inaugurated by:
El Molt Honorable President de la Generalitat Francisco Camps Orti'z
Through the work of leading artists and the reflections of intellectuals, academics and students, the Valencia Biennial in 2005 will underline the huge importance of information and the importance of individual consciousness and our awareness of one of the most complex problems our planet is facing.
The Biennial hopes to heighten awareness of water as the source of all life. It will do so through the impact of art and all the other contemporary creative languages, and hopefully it will help us reach conclusions on this transcendental question.
The central exhibition
Thoughts of a fish in the deep sea
Curators: Franck Gautherot and Seung-Duk Kim
Exhibition site: Convento del Carmen, C/ Museo 2 (Valencia)
As a viewer, it is maybe necessary to adopt the point of view of a fish instead.
From the water up to the sky, there is a way to organize the dialectics of the water and the earth, of the liquid and solid, of the sea and the islands, of the fluidity and the consistency, sedimentation and erosion, construction and destruction…
The show is dealing with submarine and surface, with units of territory seen as islands.
Different levels of understanding and viewing.
Instead of statements on the water, the show developes in some virtual units:
Arto Lindsay (1953, USA), Yayoi Kusama (1929, Japan), Moon Shin (1923-1995, South Korea), Andreu Alfaro (1929, Spain), Dennis Santachiara (1950, Italy), Lynda Benglis (1941, USA)
Gimhongsok (1964 South Korea), Marc Camille CHaimowicz (1946, UK/France), Olivier Mosset (1944, Switzerland), Hwang Jungmyung (1975, South Korea), John Armleder (1948, Switzerland), Alessandra Tesi (1969, Italy)
Dream Factory Island
Nicolas Schoffer (1912-1996, France)
Jesu's Rafael Soto (1923-2005, France), Juan Bernardo Pineda (1963, Spain), Miltos Manetas (1964, Greece), Rafael Rozendaal (1980, The Netherlands), Angelo Plessas (1974, Greece), Julie Atlas Muz (1973, USA), Angela Bulloch (1966, UK), Francois Morellet (1926, France), Alain Se'chas (1955, France), Otto Muehl (1925, Austria), Hiraki Sawa (1977, Japan), Xavier Veilhan (1963, France)
Rivers of Babylone
Kohei Nawa (1975, Japan), On Kawara (Japan), Lawrence Weiner (1942, USA)
Jose' Ramo'n Amondarain (1964, Spain), Tono Barrreiro (1965, Spain), Sergio Belincho'n (1971, Spain), Sylvie Fleury (1961, Switzerland), Carlo Gavazzeni (1965, Italy), Anthony Goicolea (1971 USA), Duane Hanson (1925-1996, USA), Richard Kern (1954, USA), Gyula Kosice (1924, Argentina), Robert Longo (1953, USA), Mireya Maso' (1963, Spain), Gustav Metzger (1926), Terry Rodgers (1947, USA), Serse (1952, Italy), Jane Simpson (1965, UK), Massimo Vitali (1944, Italy)
Looking Out to Sea
Artist: Marusela Granell Campdera'
Exhibition site: Airport, train station and metro
A camera on the beach will relay live images of the sea, just sea and sky, together with sounds of the sea, to screens located in various points around the city, in strategic everyday hubs: metro, airport, train station. The sea in Valencia (relayed to all points of the world via internet) is the best ambassador for a Biennial dedicated to Water.
Dance and Fashion
Opening Event of the 3rd Valencia Biennal
September 24th 8.00 pm
Collaboration between the Centre Coreogra'fic de Teatres de la Generalitat Valenciana and Asociacio'n de Pret-a'-porter
Direction and choreography: Leonardo Santos
Artistic Director: Francis Montesinos
Music composition: Pantxo Barrera
On the afternoon of 24th September, to celebrate the opening of the 3rd Valencia Biennial, the Choreographic Centre of the Valencian Community will present, at the Convento del Carmen, a performance with 15 dancers in costumes inspired by water, designed by 15 designers from Valencia:
Alex Vidal, AnaMari'a, Carlos Haro, C.L.C - La cantante calva, Dolores Corte's, Francis Montesinos, Hannibal Laguna, Jaime Piquer, Julio Di'az, Marti'n Pe'rez Ripoll, Matilda, Nona- Noelia Navarro, Por Fi'n! - A. Sa'ez de la Torre, Siglo Cero, Tonuca.
This 3rd Biennial will also host several parallel events organized and presented by the Centre Coreogra'fic de Teatres de la Generalitat Valenciana, the Valencian Institute of Music, the Valenciano Film Institute, the 3rd Valldigna Music Festival, Folklore groups and concerts by local Music Bands.
Image: Julie Atlas Muz, ‘La Sirena’, 2005. Photo by Andrew Brusso
Opening 24 September 8 pm.
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