Venice - Exhibition

Jonas Mekas: Internet Saga

Palazzo Foscari Contarini; Spazio Ridotto

06 Apr 201522 Nov 2015

The Internet Saga is the only project dedicated to art on the web to be inaugurated on the 6th and 7th of May on the occasion of the 56th Venice Art Biennial.

This edition’s main protagonist is an independent cinema legend: Jonas Mekas (b.1922, Birzai).
Founder of the New American Cinema in 1960, this artist started experimenting new audiovisual languages online in 2006, thus becoming a contemporary art web-star before anyone else.
Curated by the Francesco Urbano Ragazzi duo and in collaboration with Zuecca Projects, the Internet Saga will have two official sites, opposed but also new in the city’s landscape: Palazzo Foscari Contarini, a sixteenth century noble residence overlooking the Grand Canal now a Burger King restaurant, and the Spazio Ridotto, a brand new project space for video art, just 100 meters from Piazza San Marco.

The Internet is always linked less to space and more to time. This is why, to represent Internet art during the Venice Biennial, a pavilion similar to those of other nations is no longer sufficient: a narrative form is needed.

It is from this premise that the The Internet Saga was created, the only project dedicated to digital culture on the occasion of this Venetian event.

  • Stills from My firts 40; Courtesy of Jonas MekasStills from My firts 40; Courtesy of Jonas Mekas
  • Stills from My firts 40; Courtesy of Jonas MekasStills from My firts 40; Courtesy of Jonas Mekas

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Special Events

Destination: Venice
Where: Palazzo Foscari Contarini
Type: Opening

Inauguration of Jonas Mekas’ solo exhibition

Destination: Venice
Where: My Art Guides Venice Meeting Point
Type: Opening

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M: W: Spazio Ridotto
Calle del Ridotto 1835, San Marco Venice, 30124 Italy