The closing celebration of the exhibition “Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society has the Capacity to Destroy: Mare Nostrum” a collateral event of the Venice Biennale, with an evening of programming. The exhibition, curated by Phong Bui and Francesca Pietropaolo, brings together 73 international artists who reflect on the urgencies related to global changes (climate and beyond) taking the Mediterranean as a starting point, an ecosystem of great fragility and around which a heated public debate unfolds.
4:30 pm – Artist Paolo Canevari performs “Ora pro nobis” inside the church;
5 pm – Viol quartet Parthenia performs an hour of early music for the viola da gamba by Claudio Monteverdi (1567 –1543), Philippe Verdelot (c. 1470 –1542), Andrea Gabrieli (1542 –1585), and Nicolò Corradini (1585-1646) among others, as well as a contemporary composition by Lucille M. Jones (b. 1955) addressing the urgency of the environmental crisis based on data about Earth’s global warming and climate change;
6.15 pm – Cooking performance by Sarah Sze, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Tomas Vu in the courtyard, and reception.
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Penitenti
November 23, 2019 4-8 pm
Fondamenta Cannaregio (Cannaregio) 910, 30121 Venice