Reasons To Visit The 2017 Venice Biennale
Contemporary artist, Shraddha Rathi shares her experience from her recent visit to the Venice Biennale and discovers how this international art exhibition combines the performing and visual arts in an ideation lab to create an ambience that involves all the senses.
This Biennale is mostly about an idea, where the material is a powerful medium of expression. The inventive use of materials to express an idea while playing with its strengths creates expansive, ingenious and successful forms of communication. In a cornucopia of materials, you experience a vast variety ranging from glass, bone, concrete, metal, wood, coffee and a whole lot of textile based works, apart from paintings, photographs and videos.
No two people will experience the Biennale in the same manner. As I write, I realize that this exhibition is a laboratory of thought processes, in a way that unless you read about an artwork you are unable to enjoy it to the fullest. I feel that textual corroboration must not be essential for an artwork and a work should speak for itself. However, this may not always be possible.
I’m sharing with you a few works that really stood out for me.
In this group of creative thought processes and well executed works don’t miss the supporting hands created by artist Lorenzo Quinn near the Rialto Bridge. One of the many collateral events, this work creates a visual statement about the impact of climate change and the rising sea levels in the historic city of Venice.
The Venice Biennale, on till the November of 2017, coupled with the history and charm of the floating city of Venice makes it an unforgettable experience ever.
All images are courtesy the writer
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