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Art Route Venice
on occasion of La Biennale di Venezia,
56th International Art Exhibition

(Impressions from the press preview on 6 May)
7 May 2015

The route is the aim not only the motto of this 'Art Route Venice' series which was introduced with some images posted via Twitter from the travel from Vienna to Venice. (Click on the images and get more information and larger photos.)

This year, the Biennale Venice stands under the motto 'All the World's Futures'. Some art works and their hangings - such as the two in combination (on view on this page below) evoked the impression that not the future but the way how we prepare our future world in the here and now is the goal of our life journey.

fig. below: On the walls, photos of passengers and at the ceiling, the huge LCD wave-like installation which shows portrait photos of people in passport format.

Standing in the large hall - one of many, of the Arsenale in Venice, associations with the current social-political question (keyword: migration over the Mediterranean Sea and the lost of lives of thousands of refugees from mainly Syria and African countries) are at first woven subjectively into this art experience. (Note: The most urgent question inside the European Union centers about how to regulate migration for saving life.)

The LCD installation is by Kutluğ Ataman (born 1961 in Turkey, lives/works in London) and is entitled 'The Portrait of Sakip Sabanci' (2014). The artist publishes on his website information about the content of the art work which could be summarized in short words: one person can be described by the relation to, the behaviour against and interaction with others.

Around on the walls in eye height, the portraits of 'Passengers' by photographer, writer, filmmaker, multimedia artist Chris Marker (1921 - 2012) are on view. The images show people sitting on train.

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