Opening by Angel Vergara and Luc Tuymans – Belgian Pavilion – 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Angel Vergara is the artist chosen to represent the French Community of Belgium in the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. Angel Vergara has used different media such as drawing, video, installation and performance, allowing him to explore and broaden the limitations of painting both from an esthetic and socio-political perspective. His more recent works make use of film and video and it is through this stream of images that he creates live paintings, a painting that is created in sync with the flow of images on the screen.
For the Venice Biennale, Angel Vergara has devised a special project, which will occupy the entire space of the Belgian Pavilion. This project is inspired by the theme of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Artist Luc Tuymans is the curator of this project and will accompany Vergara in this venture. A leading figure in the Flemish arts scene, Luc Tuymans lives and works in Antwerp. Internationally renowned, he is considered to be one of the most influential contemporary artists of his generation.