A large scale exhibition during the 57th Venice Biennale (Arsenale Nord)
Preview days May 9 – 12, 2017
Open to the public from May 13 – October 30, 2017
The upcoming Biennial of Art in Venice, Italy will host the very first HyperPavilion, focusing on the latest and greatest in digital art. Expect, not necessarily in this order, large scale projections; a 360° immersive cinema, a hologram theatre, multi-screen installations, and hybrids artworks.
Curated by Philippe Riss-Schmidt, this group show will include several international artists whose works investigate the nature of simulation, virtuality, and simulacra: Aram Bartholl (Berlin), Vincent Broquaire (Strasbourg); Claude Closky (Paris), Frederik De Wilde (Bruxelles), Lab NT2 (Montréal), Lawrence Lek (London), Claire Malrieux (Paris), Théo Massoulier (Lion), Julien Prévieux (Grenoble), Paul Souviron (Strasbourg), and Theo Triantafyllidis (Athens).
All artworks are site specific and most of them were created specifically for this project.
Claire Malrieux, Climat général, 360 generative, preliminary drawings
According to curator Philippe Riss-Schmidt, "Right now, we are standing at the edge of a new age where the synthetisation of the past into a ‘perfect’ (neo-)future has begun. Cultural artefacts, images and data are mined like new gold, for machines to extract. We will consume it until it all blurs. Past, present and future will melt into each other. The digital and the internet are neither over nor surpassed, they are not a medium – it is the new era. Post-digital art is everywhere".
What can I say, it sounds very hyper.
Expect a full report in the next few months.
UPDATED ON APRIL 21 2017: The original line-up featured twelve artists. Andrea Crespo (New York); Ed Fornieles (Montréal); Angelo Plessas (Athens), and Julien Prévieux (Paris) are no longer included.