Official collateral event of the 59th Venice Biennale.
Title: Angels Listening
Artist: Rachael Lee Hovnanian
Organized by: Centro Studi e Documentazione della Cultura Armena (CSDCA)
Curator: Annalisa Bugliani
Venue: Biblioteca Zenobiana del Temanza
Conceived as a performative and sculptural exhibition which invites viewers to look within and identify thoughts they have been unable to share openly before. A meditative space to reflect on pressing issues related to identity, knowledge, time, as well as interpersonal experience and relationships, featuring seven large-scale angels cast in white bronze who have been ‘silenced’ as Hovnanian purposefully created the cherubic figures of this installation with two “pieces of tape” sculpted in bronze and covering their mouths, representing the suppression of truth, and offering a reflection on the role of art in this unprecedented historical and social moment.
Hovnanian’s work navigates the post-internet world, investigating contemporary notions of narcissism, obsession and intimacy, and alienating addiction to modern technological devices and media.
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Centro Studi e Documentazione della Cultura Armena, Loggia del Temanza, Dorsoduro 1602, 30123, Venice, Italy