"An Ocean Archive"
Established in 2015, the Venice Meeting Point is a platform created by Lightbox for international dialogue in contemporary art, with the aim to foster collaboration opportunities between visual artists, art organizations and the international arts community, as well as cultivate deeper public engagement with the arts.
The Venice Meeting Point, just round the corner from the Arsenale entrance, is a private club, the Navy Officer’s Private Club, which exceptionally only for the 4 days of the Biennale openings, welcomes also My Art Guides friends and partners. The Club has a restaurant, a beautiful court yard, a conference room, a screening room, a bar and a large lounge area.
Following the success of the two previous editions, Lightbox art director Mara Sartore has appointed MAP Office to curate the selection of artists which will exhibit in the space. The title chosen by MAP Office for 2017 is “An Ocean Archive”.
We hope to have the chance to welcome you all at the Navy Officer’s Club May 9th-12th, 2017. Please don’t forget to register as a member.
MAP Office is a multidisciplinary platform devised by Laurent Gutierrez (1966, Casablanca, Morocco) and Valérie Portefaix (1969, Saint-Étienne, France). This duo of artists/architects has been based in Hong Kong since 1996, working on physical and imaginary territories using varied means of expression including drawing, photography, video, installations, performance, and literary and theoretical texts. Their entire project forms a critique of spatio-temporal anomalies and documents how human beings subvert and appropriate space.