Venice - National Participation

Spain 2017

Giardini

13 May 201726 Nov 2017

Artist Jordi Colomer reprents Spain at the 57th Venice Biennale. Curatorial duties are taken by Manuel Segade, director of the Center for Dos de Mayo Art Madrid.

The exhibition ¡Únete! Join Us! is conceived as an installation of installations, aiming to involve visitors in an exploration of nomadism and collective agency.
Transhumance, wanderings, journeyings, strayings, displacement are the main themes connected to urban utopias using movement as instrument to rethink social imagination. The exhibition bring together sculptures, ephemeral theatre architectures, transforming visitors in actors and, at the meantime, the space they walk through. A path via several video narratives offers the occasion of encounters revealing how a community changes an urban landscape in a place of exchange.
These low-source settings reflects about uncertainty and ambivalence of a mobile citizenry.
Best known for his video installation exploring urban spaces and how they influence human behavior, Jordi Colomer in this work sees the community as a poetical occupation of a utopia under construction.

  • Installation shot of Únete! Join Us!, 2017, photo credit: Jordi Colomer Installation shot of Únete! Join Us!, 2017, photo credit: Jordi Colomer

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COMMISSIONER:
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)

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ADDRESS:
Giardini, Castello Venice, 30122 Italy