Frontiers Reimagined, a Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, has been granted the patronage of the esteemed Italian Ministry of Culture. It has been organized by Tagore Foundation International and it is being mounted in partnership with Polo museale del Veneto, the Venetian state museum authority.
Curated by Sundaram Tagore, with co-curator Marius Kwint, the exhibition will explore the theme of cultural boundaries through new and recent works, some of which were created specifically for the presentation, by established and emerging artists from around the world. The site‐specific installation is juxtaposed by the architecture and collection of the Museo di Palazzo Grimani, a 16th century palace turned in a state museum, which holds a unique place in Venetian history and architecture. Comprising works made by forty-four artists in a variety of media, Frontiers Reimagined will demonstrate the intellectual and aesthetic richness that can emerge in today’s globalized art world when artists engage in intercultural dialogue.
“Frontiers Reimagined was conceived to educate and enlighten viewers about the conceptual and formal issues that emerge from intercultural exchange in the artistic sphere,” stated Sundaram Tagore. “It is our hope that viewers will recognize that this exchange is not only a present-‐day manifestation but very much the reality of the future.”
Established by Sundaram Tagore in 2006, Tagore Foundation International is a New York City-based organization that is devoted to intercultural dialogue and encourages social, spiritual and aesthetic dialogues between Asia and other areas of the world. The Foundation promotes the preservation and conservation of indigenous artworks and architecture, draws attention to artistic expressions that are either ignored or under-‐represented in the larger cultural context, helps to develop intellectually rigorous international exhibitions by Asian and African artists and provides a platform for dialogue about arts and culture around the world.
- Hiroshi Senju, Ryujin I (Night) 2014. Photo © 2015 Nacasa and Partners Inc. Courtesy of the artist