Venice - Exhibition

Lin Utzon: Cosmic Dance

Fondazione Giorgio Cini

26 May 201618 Sep 2016

The exhibition at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venezia will consist of 100 paintings on paper 110 x 70 cm each, 20 paintings oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm each and approximately 180 sculptures in varying sizes,the largest of which will be dancing on the quay. The exhibition also has an entrancespace in which photographs will introduce the audience to some of the artists other works,that is,architecturally related commissions such as murals and column installation,tapestries design in porcelain and glass as well as work processes,plus a porcelain mural 200 x 300 cm s as an example of a type of mural technique and expression which was made for many public and private spaces over the years.

“Nature has always been my greatest source of inspiration and wonder,and 22 years ago I started the work which I call Cosmic Dance,an infinite voyage of observing, drawing and painting nature,the rhythms and patterns of nature, seen close up and in great detail. By painting nature in black and white,in a cellular manner,and later by making sculptures in terra cotta also painted in black and white ,I hope to make visible the essence of nature,the source from which everything comes including ourselves. During the process I came across two quotes that I feel express what I am trying to do, better than I can write it. Einstein “Stars,human beings,animals,vegetation and cosmic dust…we all dance to a mysterious tune intoned by a distant invisible piper” Goethe “Shadow is the lover of the sun,form is their child” Cosmic Dance and these two quotes have been like a red thread in my creative life over all these years,and now the work consists of a multitude of sketches and sketchbooks, 350 paintings with ink ón papir,60 paintings with oil on canvas, 250 sculptures in terracotta,painted black and white ,all dancing the dance of the universe.”



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Destination: Venice
Where: Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

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