Heinz Mack participated in both Documenta II (1959) and Documenta III (1966) and represented Germany in the 1970 Venice Biennale. The central theme of Heinz Mack’s work is light.
Isaac Julian will show three light boxes from his Western Union series and a photograph from the film Ten Thousand Waves.
Philippe Chancel, a photographer who vacillates the borders of art, documentary reportage and photo journalism, will show his work “Arirang” series from DPRK 2006, a photo documentary of a North Korean May Day Celebration. Philippe was a finalist in the Pictet prize 2012 and showed at the UAE pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale 2009.
Placed at Colle Bereto will be an installation by Alexandra Sukhareva, who was in Documenta 13 in Kassel 2012, and Manifesta 10 in 2014 in St Petersburg. Mousse publications supported by Victoria Foundation.
The theme of the art placed at Fèlsina is “Let there be light”. Pedro Cabrita Reis, the renowned Portuguese artist will show « London Angle » light work; courtesy of Galerie Sprovieri, London. Pedro Cabrita Reis has participated in five Venice biennals, Documenta IX in 1992 and represented Portugal in 2003 at the Venice biennale. Placed at the winery, Bob Wilson’s light sculpture « La Traviata » which was presented at Salone del Mobile in Wallpaper’s exhibition of Handmade in April 2016: produced by SLAMP, Rome. Mark Handforth, an American artist represented by Torino’s Galleria Franco Noero, will show one outdoor sculpture.
As homage to Zaha Hadid, shown at Borgo San Felice will be “Aria and Avia”, two lamps Hadid designed for SLAMP and presented at the Salone Del Mobile Milano in April 2013.
Bob Wilson shows La Traviata in the chapel.
The work of Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama will also be shown in 3 wall installations from his latest production at the 2015 Venice Biennale, courtesy of Brescia’s Apalazzo Gallery. The work examines the relationship between Labour and Capital, the use of materials and objects as a metaphor to construct new realities out of existing conditions. These works are courtesy of Ibrahim Mahama and Apalazzo Gallery.
Today it has been declared a National Heritage site. Nearby Siena, Italy’s classic medieval city, there is an abundance of things to do including the famous Il Palio, a festival and horse race that takes place on the piazza itself.
Bernardo Bertolucci immortalized Villa Geggiano in his 1996 film“Stealing Beauty”with Jeremy Irons.
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Placed at Volpaia are the works of British installation artist and filmmaker, Isaac Julien courtesy of Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam and Galerie Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The one screen video projection and photographs from « Stones Against Diamonds » were filmed in the remote caves of Iceland. These works were first presented at the 56th Venice biennale 2015. The work is inspired by a passage from a letter of Lina Bo Bardi, the Italian born Brazilian modernist architect. « Stones Against Diamonds » explores the inner sanctums of the unconscious through reflection.
Philippe Chancel will show a photograph from his Arirang serie from DPRK 2006.
Also shown are the photographs of Edson Chagas (Angola) »Found NOT Taken » photographic series that was shown in the Angola Pavilion, Venice biennale 2013. He won the Lion d’Or for best national pavilion. These works have travelled to museums around the world- MOMA, Brooklyn Museum, Kunsthaus Vienna…and included in major foundations and collections