Atlantis 11 at the Venice Biennale 2011
"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.