In 2013, Lore Bert’s “Art & Knowledge” exhibition was an official collateral event of the Venice Biennale. In 2019, again at the Biennale, the gallery presents a vast environment of paper and dichroitic glass entitled “Illumination – Ways to Eureka” in the church of San Samuele. Two transparent and lustrous glass columns rise from a ocean-like white field (10 x 6 m) made up of thousands and thousands of folded papers, 5 meters high. An invitation to look, to observe the environment from different perspectives and to discover how colours and light continue to change through the dichroitic glass both on the column structure and reflecting in the space. The work refers to the Prophet San Samuele (the Illuminated), but also manifests itself in a philosophical dimension as a moment of insight.
- Lore Bert, courtesy of the artist