Atlantis 11 at the Venice Biennale 2011

Atlantis 11 at the Venice Biennale 2011

KSA:K - Missing Artist

Missing artist is a project that pops up as a response to the participants selected by the local authorities (Ministry of Culture) to represent the national pavilion of Moldova at the Venice Biennale.

Rohkunstbau

As the introduction to a four-year cycle of shows, the ROHKUNSTBAU XVIII is highlighting the subject of power in its 2011 summer exhibition, in a free interpretation of Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelung"

ACSL - Black Garden

The process of transformation of the national identity into a cultural identity and the rise of awareness as a political subject are of central importance to the artistic work of Archi Galentz

GeoAIR

The project 2ND CHANCE by GeoAIR curator Nini Palavandishvili presented five projects submitted by different artists/curators in response to an open call for participation at the 54th Venice Biennale.

MALLdova

The MALLDOVA film covers chronicles through which the authors comment and reflect the current situation of economy, culture, public space, and other aspects of the society of the Republic of Moldova

I Remember Chernobyl

 In the project "I remember Chernobyl", people from all over the world tell their personal memories about the power plant accident in Chernobyl in one to two minute long video statements.

"Atlantis 11" at the Venice Biennale 2011

Hundreds of art enthusiasts were attracted by the exhibition "Atlantis 11" in Venice. The participating partners in the Atlantis network presented their work under the theme "Power and contemporary art" at the Biennale in Venice from 1st to 5th of June 2011. The Atlantis network was situated in the Collegio Armeno, which also housed the Icelandic and Armenian pavilion.

Besides the highlights in the national pavillons, the Atlantis network presented photographs of the exhibition XVIII. Rohkunstbau exhibition. The Ukrainian group REP showed a video performance, that proposes ideas of a Bulgarian Pavilion in Bulgaria, the artist Archi Galentz from Armenia presented his work "Black Garden", and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Brandenburg presented the video installation "I Remember Chernobyl" within the project "Inamillionyears.com". The video work of the Slovak artist David Možný was met with special interest. In the video prefabricated buildings compose of blocks and then fall apart again.

The diverse works of art and installations, however, represented only a part of "Atlantis 11". The evening discussions were met with broad interest. Besides well-known artists and international guests there were also curators at the podium, such as the curator of the Armenian pavilion, Ruben Arevshatyan, the curator Adrienne Goehler from Berlin and Defne Ayas, director of Arthub Asia in Shanghai.