The Venice Design Biennial returns, after a year of forced break, with the third edition in attendance. The exhibitions will open to the public from May 20 to June 27, in parallel with the first month of the Architecture Biennale, continuing to weave the relationship between the languages of contemporary design and some of the most evocative places in the city.
DESIGN AS SELF-PORTRAIT
The collective exhibition Design As Self-Portrait presents the works of over 20 international designers in two exhibition venues: SPARC* – Spazio Arte Contemporanea, in Campo Santo Stefano, and SPUMA – Space for the Arts, an evocative space of industrial archeology (old Dreher brewery) in Giudecca.
The exhibition investigates the increasingly important role that design plays in what we choose to communicate our identity, in the permanent swing between use and representation, reality and virtuality.
Designers on show: Alessandro Iovine, Anna Aagaard Jensen for Functional Art Gallery, Anna Jožová for UMPRUM, Ariane Shirvani, Arik Levy for Vibia and Citco, Audrey Large for Nilufar Gallery, Bert Loeschner, Duccio Maria Gambi, Elisa Ossino for Amini, Arte 9 Milano, De Castelli, Officine Saffi and Salvatori, Estudio Campana for Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Edra and Friedman Benda, Eva Moosbrugger, Francesco Maria Messina, Konstantin Achkov, Jimmie Durham and Maria Thereza Alves for LABINAC, Lex Pott and David Derksen for Transnatural Art & Design, Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, Antonia Astori and Nicola De Ponti for Tubes, Michal Cole for Knots Rugs, Mohamed Hamden Tarek, Moure/Studio, OrtaMiklos for Functional Art Gallery, Oskar Zieta, Pablo Reinoso, Rita GT, Rollo DC Bryant, Tobia Zambotti, Touche-Touche for Everyday Gallery, Victoria Wilmotte.
In this context, the young Czech designer Tadeas Podracky, winner of the first edition of the Venice Design Biennial Residency 2020, will exhibit his new series of works, “Fading Reflection,” the result of the Venetian experience in contact with the local artisan tradition of Ongaro and Fuga Specchi Veneziani.
The object reflects the idealisation of traditional crafts and imagines a scenario where the tradition is a never-ending constant evolution; artifacts become the container of continual ux, materializing the transition between its history, surroundings, and human.
HOMEWORKS will be highlighting several exhibits in the coming weeks, including excerpts from the Architecture Biennale, specifically highlighting Maltese architects participating.