Venedig-Biennale 2019

La Biennale di Venezia 2019

»San Samuele« Church


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After her successful official participation in the Venice Art Biennale (2013), Lore Bert once again creates an impressive installation in the lagoon city at this year’s Biennale.

Under the title »Illumination: Ways to Perception Knowledge – Eureka«, the artist presents a voluminous environment made of paper and dichroic glass inside the church of San Samuele from May 7th to November 24th, 2019. The remarkable project is realized in cooperation with the ›Diocesi Patriarcato di Venezia – Ufficio Beni Culturali‹ and mainly supported by the ›van der Koelen Foundation for Art and Science‹.

On entering the church of San Samuele located in the immediate vicinity of the Palazzo Grassi, the observer is astonished to perceive two architectural elements which seem to be apparitions at first: Two transparent shimmering glass columns rise from a white, ocean-like, but geometrically shaped field (10,60 x 3,50 m) of thousands of folded papers, up to 4,32 meters in height.

The accompanying large-format picture objects pay homage to Venice. Their coloured and golden structures refer to the characteristic architectural elements of the Serenissima.

Lore Bert (*1936) represents a unique position in the international art scene. In her exhibitions all around the world, she shows works that enter into a multifaceted dialogue with the paper as a material. Her artistic universe unfolds in the spirit of Kant’s ›Transcendental Aesthetics‹ through sensory perception. Over 300 exhibitions and 40 monographs document her work.


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Mit Galeristin Dorothea van der Koelen in Venedig
SWR-Fernsehen, Kunscht!, 15.05.2019, 22.45 Uhr

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Deviation to Galerie van der Koelen

Foto: Susanne Kaufmann

Susanne Kaufmann: Die Biennale-Künstlerin Lore Bert aus Mainz. Sendung am 14.09.2019, 14.05 Uhr, SWR2 am Samstagnachmittag, Hausbesuch

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