56th Venice Biennale - Official Collateral Event

The Silver Lining

Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi

24 Oct 201501 Nov 2015

The Liechtenstein art association Kunstverein Schichtwechsel is inviting young artists from the European microstates Iceland, Luxembourg, Montenegro and Liechtenstein to engage in dialogue and work together. Within the framework of the Collateral Event The Silver Lining they will focus on past events and question how these events have shaped their current living situations.

The exhibition’s starting point is Walter Benjamin’s text On The Concept of History, in which he describes the history of humanity as a “chain of events,” events which retrospectively take on the appearance of a single catastrophe.

His sombre view of the world is challenged by alternative views on events by young artists—events which have inspired them and have positively shaped their lives and the lives of those around them. A particular focus is the influence of coming from or living in a small country.

The artists are on site for the duration of the ten-day Collateral Event and will present their artistic practice within a programme involving round tables discussions, performances and other activities.

The exhibition The Silver Lining, curated by the art association Kunstverein Schichtwechsel, will be housed in the Palazzo Trevisan courtesy of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, also home to the Salon Suisse.

  • Anna Hilti, Beate Frommelt Anna Hilti, Beate Frommelt
  • Anna Hilti, Beate Frommelt Anna Hilti, Beate Frommelt

Curators

Laura Hilti

Luis Hilti

Annett Höland

Flurina Seger

Special Events

Destination: 56th Venice Biennale
Where: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Type: Opening
Admission: RSVP

Performance “Notes for a roadmovie: To and from Montenegro” by Adrijana Gvozdenović

Destination: 56th Venice Biennale
Where: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Type: Film Screening

video installation «Mos Stellarium» – What it means to be a refugee

Destination: 56th Venice Biennale
Where: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Type: Talk

Roundtable discussion on the global and local culture of the book as an artistic medium

Destination: 56th Venice Biennale
Where: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Type: Performance

Performance «Der Abstand» based on the poem «Fünf Zentimeter» by Kristín Ómarsdóttir

Destination: 56th Venice Biennale
Where: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Type: Talk

Roundtable discussion: Connection lost. Isolation as a choice in the Montenegrin contemporary art

Destination: 56th Venice Biennale
Where: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Type: Talk

Roundtable discussion on the video installation «Mos Stellarium» – What it means to be a young refugee

Destination: 56th Venice Biennale
Where: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Type: Performance

Performance «Der Abstand» based on the poem «Fünf Zentimeter» by Kristín Ómarsdóttir

Destination: 56th Venice Biennale
Where: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Type: Finissage
Destination: 56th Venice Biennale
Where: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Type: Guided Tour

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OPENING:
sat, fri, thu, wed, tue, mon, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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ADDRESS:
Campo San Agnese, Dorsoduro 810 Venice, 30123 Italy