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PORTUGUESE PAVILION
Official Representation
52nd International Art Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia



ÂNGELA FERREIRA

MAISON TROPICALE

 

Artist - Ângela Ferreira
Curator - Jürgen Bock

10 June - 21 November 2007
Fondaco Marcello - Venice

 

 
 

PORTUGAL AT THE VENICE BIENNALE


Ângela Ferreira is the artist representing Portugal at the 52nd International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, to be held from 10 June to 21 November 2007. The official Portuguese representation, organized and produced by the Institute of the Arts, is curated by Jürgen Bock.

Ângela Ferreira’s work will be presented in Venice, following Helena Almeida (2005), Pedro Cabrita Reis (2003), João Penalva (2001), Jorge Molder (1999) and Julião Sarmento (1997).

The Portuguese exhibition is to be held at the Fondaco Marcello, a high profile venue located on the banks of the Grand Canal, between the Academia and Rialto bridges. Under a lease concluded with the Portuguese State, this venue will also host Portugal’s shows for the 2008 Architecture Biennale and the 2009 Visual Arts Biennale.

Ângela Ferreira (b. Maputo, 1958) has shown regularly since 1990. Driven by political issues, Ferreira scrutinizes the use of theories – in particular art historical theories – and their relationship with and impact on contemporary
art, calling for art’s inherent communicative potential to negotiate complex subject matter.

Ferreira subtly stimulates the viewer to articulate questions in their encounter with her objects, which take the shape of skillfully executed and aesthetically appealing modernist sculptures, often combined with texts, photographs and videos. The questions instigated interrogate what we have come to consider as ‘given’ in art history; however, if we consider history is a construct, one might ask: ‘what history, whose history and history to what purpose?’ Venice – a city with its own unique track record of more than a century of biennales, with its national presentations of art in a wide range of ‘national’ modern buildings and its never-ending negotiations with (post) modernity – is a perfect platform for Ferreira to tackle these issues.

Press and professional previews: 6 June - 9 June, 10am - 8pm

Portuguese Pavilion official opening: 8 June, 6pm

 

ÂNGELA FERREIRA. text by Jürgen Bock   more >

BIOGRAPHIES: Ângela Ferreira and Jürgen Bock   more >

 

EXHIBITION VENUE

MAP [PDF: 189KB]

The Fondaco Marcello is an exhibition venue located in a historic building in Venice, built in the 16th/17th century and originally serving as a warehouse (“Fondaco”), as its open space interior reveals. It has a total area of 360 m2, and the renovation work carried out in 2004/2005 preserved the original brick façades and the spatial characteristics of its interior.
The Fondaco Marcello stands on the banks of the Grand Canal, very close to the Palazzo Grassi and between the Academia and Rialto bridges, in front of the San Tomà vaporetto station.

Fondaco Marcello can be reached by vaporetto Sant’Angelo; traghetto from San Tomà to Sant’Angelo; and direct taxi boat landing at Pavilion.

Fondaco Marcello: San Marco 3415 (Calle dei Garzoni)
30124 Venice - Italy

 

52nd INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION - VENICE  BIENNALE
 
Director: Robert Storr
 
Theme: Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense
 
Press previews: 7 June - 9 June, 10am - 8pm
 
Opening to the public: 10 June - 21 November 2007
 

Venues: Giardini / Arsenale / other venues

 

Official site : www.labiennale.org/en/art/

 
 
 

PRESS RELEASE and HI-RES IMAGES

 

_Press Folder:

[download pdf 2.510kb]
 
 
_Hi-RES images:
[Maison Tropicale - installation views: download zip 32MB]
[Maison Tropicale - photographs: download zip 12.45MB]
[Selected works + portraits: download zip 16.27MB]
 
 

MORE INFO

 
INTERNATIONAL VIP & PRESS RELATIONS:

European Art Projects

Anne Maier, Press Officer
Sabrina van der Ley, Head of VIP & PR

E: portuguese.pavilion@european-art-projects.eu
T. +49 30 30 38 18 37

 

 
 
 
 
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