55th International Art Exhibition. La Biennale di Venezia – America Latina IILA Pavilion

El Atlas del Imperio
Commissioner: Sylvia Irrazábal. Curator: Alfons Hug. Deputy Curator: Paz Guevara.
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale

From June 1 to November 24 of this year, the IILA, together with his institutional partner Goethe-Institut, proposes an exhibition in Venice in the great space of the Isolotto dell’Arsenale, which turns into an Atlas into which the Latin-American art and the European talk and are confronted, with an impact of reciprocal enrichment of cultural identities increasingly loudly. For this reason the thematic axis of the PAVILION AMERICA LATINA-IILA, with his Healer Alfons Hug, the co-healer Paz Guevara, and the Commissioner Sylvia Irrazábal, Cultural Secretariat of the IILA, is ” The Atlas of the Empire ” and tries to explore new geopolitical aspects of the contemporary art, in his experiences of mutual fertilization between Latin-American and European artists.

The central idea inspires by the literary allegory of the great Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges who, in his book Of The rigor in the science, describes the Cartographers trying to design ” a Map of the Empire, which had the Size of the Empire and was coinciding punctually with him “, in the writings and in the thought of the big Carlos Fuentes and in Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities: the exhibition ” The Atlas of the Empire ” in 55. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte – the Biennale I gave Venezia it tries to be an occasion for ri – to design his symbolic cartography in which the topographic precision is not important so much, but the punctual observations of seemingly secondary details of the interpersonal relations or of precarious situations of the present.

In the contemporary this dynamic art exchange has been intensified furthermore. Today, some of the best Latin-American artists live in Europe, where even often they are considered to be representatives of his new mother land. Inversely, several European artists of renown are employed at Latin America

In the Pavilion America Latina-IILA the Latin-American invited artists think about this new geopolitical aspect: Guillermo Srodek-Hart (Argentina), Sonia Falcone (Bolivia), Juliana Stein (Brazil), León and Cociña (Chile), François Bucher (Colombia), Lucía Madriz (Costa Rica), Humberto Díaz (Cuba), Michael Alvear and Patricio Andrade (Ecuador), Simón Vega (El Salvador), Marcos Agudelo (Nicaragua), Jhafis Quintero (Panama), Fredi Casco (Paraguay), David Zink Yi (Peru), Group Quintapata (Dominican Republic), Martin Sastre (Uruguay), Susana Arwas (Republic Bolivariana of Venezuela).

Besides it, since the Italo-Latin American Institute promotes the cultural relations of Latin America with Italy and Europe, they are included in the explanatory project: Luca Vitone (Italy), Harun Farocki and Antje Ehmann (Germany / Brazil), Christian Jankowski, German artist linked with Latin America.

Guillermo Srodek-Hart
Sonia Falcone
Juliana Stein
León & Cociña
François Bucher
Lucía Madriz
Humberto Díaz
Miguel Alvear and Patricio Andrade
Simón Vega
Luca Vitone
Marcos Agudelo
Jhafis Quintero
Fredi Casco
David Zink Yi
Collettivo Quintapata -Pascal Meccariello, Raquel Paiewonsky, Jorge Pineda, Belkis Ramírez
Martín Sastre
Susana Arwas
Harun Farocki & Antje Ehmann. 
In collaboration with: Cristián Silva-Avária, Anna Azevedo, Paola Barreto, Fred Benevides, Anna Bentes, Hermano Callou, Renata Catharino, Patrick Sonni Cavalier, Lucas Ferraço Nassif, Luiz Garcia, André Herique, Bruna Mastrogiovanni, Cezar Migliorin, Felipe Ribeiro, Roberto Robalinho, Bruno Vianna, Beny Wagner
Christian Jankowski