Palazzo van Axel
Fondamenta Van Axel o De Le Erbe
(close to S. Maria dei Miracoli)
Some things happen more often
than all of the time
* 1967 Mexico-City. Lives in Montréal, Canada, and in Madrid, Spain.
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Curators: Príamo Lozada, Barbara Perea
Príamo Lozada died on 14 June 2007 as a result of an accident in Venice.
For the first time Mexico is exhibiting at the Venice Biennale with a national presentation. The internationally acclaimed new media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is setting up 6 interactive high-tech installations. The visitors will experience them in a parcours through several levels of the historic Palazzo Van Axel, a 15th-century building in late Gothic style. For this show, the palace was awaken from its sleeping-beauty-dream and acconditioned to one of the most impressive exhibition venues of this 52th Venice Biennale.
Lozano-Hemmer is an electronic artist that develops interactive installations that are at the intersection of architecture and performance art. His main interest is in creating platforms for public participation, by perverting technologies such as robotics, computerized surveillance or telematic networks. Inspired by phantasmagoria, carnival and animatronics, his huge light and shadow works are "antimonuments for alien agency".
(from the press release)
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See also in Universes in Universe:
Mexico - Venice Biennale 2009
The visual arts of Mexico in Universes in Universe.
Mexico: Artist's index
The artists from Mexico in Universes in Universe.
The Age of Discrepancies
Art and Visual Culture in Mexico 1968-1997. Photo tour through the exhibition.