Venice - National Participation

Andorra 2019

Istituto Santa Maria della Pietà

11 May 201924 Nov 2019

Title: “The Future is Now / El futur és ara”
Curators: Ivan Sansa, Paolo De Grandis
CommissionerEva Martínez, “Zoe” 
Artist: Philippe Shangti
Coordinator in Andorra: Meritxell Blanco, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports
Coordinator in Venice: Carlotta Scarpa, PDG Arte Communications

The Andorran Pavilion presents a provocative proposal of speculative fiction in which Philippe Shangti rouses the collective consciousness with his vision of the world. It is a fragmented installation of bits and snatches which should be examined separately in order to understand this multidisciplinary project: a criticism of exacerbated consumerism and its effects. In the purest camp style, it sets before us universal topics using bright surfaces, saturated colours and clean perfect finishes, seeking all the while to protest and to provoke. Philippe Shanti is a multifaceted artist. He was born in in Toulouse (France) in 1983 and he lives in Andorra. Shangti’s passion for photography arose at a very early age, when he was given his first camera, which he came to use extensively. Later, his bold character and life itself led him to Saint-Tropez, where he came upon a world that took drugs and concealed itself in superficiality. Shangti’s project, with its joyful colours and hilarious compositions, is set within the framework of the metalanguage of art and draws us closer to the contemporary aesthetic of pop art, just as may be seen in No Vandalism Here, The Babies’ Hope and Fuck Who doesn’t Like My Vision.It is an invitation to reconsider the consumerist present which is leading us towards a precarious future that is already all too near…

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Destination: Venice
Where: Istituto Santa Maria della Pietà
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only

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