Artists for Italian Pavilion at Venice Biennale Named

Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Roberto Cuoghi, and Adelita Husni-Bey will represent Italy at the 2017 Biennale di Venezia, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism announced on 14 November.

Cecilia Alemani, the curator of this year’s pavilion, is also the director of High Line Art, which plans and commissions public art for the High Line park in Manhattan.

Cuoghi has created works including sound installations, sculptures, and  mixed-media pieces. Calò is known for minimalist sculpture works. Husni-Bey makes prints, video art, and photographs.

The art exhibition opens in May, while the attendant 15th Biennale Architettura closes on 27 November.

Reference: Christopher B. Shea.New York Curator Names Artists for Italian Pavilion at Venice Biennale”. The New York Times. 15 November 2016.

Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Monumento ai Caduti, Bologna, 2012. Galleria Spovieri, London.

Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Medusa, 2015. Galleria Spovieri, London.

Roberto Cuoghi, Untitled, 2014. The Aspen Art Museum.

Roberto Cuoghi, Šuillakku – Corral Version, installation view, 2014. The New Museum, New York City.

Adelita Husni-Bey, Wave in the Well print series, 2016. Laveronica arte contemporanea, Modica.

Further Reading: Okwui Enwezor. All the World’s Futures: 56 International Art Exhibition. La Biennale di Venezia. Marsilio: New York City, 2015.

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