Italy - 54th Venice Biennial - Danish Pavilion - Speech Matters05/05/2011
Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennial 2011
4 June - 17 November 2011
Greek curator Katerina Gregos has selected a group of eighteen internationally acclaimed and upcoming artists, of different generations (the oldest born in 1934, the youngest in 1981), working in different media, to exhibit in the Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2011. From the renowned experimental Czech film-maker Jan Švankmajer and the legendary American illustrator and cartoonist Robert Crumb to the Dutch pioneer of net art Han Hoogerbrugge and the multi-disciplinary Chinese artist Zhang Dali. The Danish artists in the exhibition are Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen and FOS (Thomas Poulsen). The large majority of the artists will be presenting new works especially conceived for the exhibition. Katerina Gregos has chosen freedom of speech as the theme for the Danish Pavilion, and visitors can look forward to an unusual, critical international exhibition on this subject. The exhibition, entitled Speech Matters, aims to complicate the question of freedom of speech and to examine its different aspects and problematics, both from a national and a global perspective.
Artists: Agency (international, established 1992) Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri (Palestine & Iran) Robert Crumb (USA, born 1943) Stelios Faitakis (Greece, born 1976) FOS (Denmark, born 1971) Sharon Hayes (USA, born 1970) Han Hoogerbrugge (the Netherlands, born 1963) Mikhail Karikis (Greece, born 1975) Thomas Kilpper (Germany, born 1956) Runo Lagomarsino (Argentina/Sweden, born 1977) Tala Madani (Iran, born 1981) Wendelien van Oldenborgh (the Netherlands, born 1962) Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (Denmark, born 1970) Taryn Simon (USA, born 1975) Jan Švankmajer (Czech Republic, born 1934) Johannes af Tavsheden Tilman Wendland (Germany, born 1969) Zhang Dali (China, born 1963).
Image: Agency, 2012