Danish Arts Council
BIENNALIST: Thierry Geoffroy / COLONEL at the Venice Biennale
Biennalist is an art format
Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel does art formats.
Formats that can be transported, repeated, adapted.
Biennalist is a format that questions other formats (like the biennials).
The Venice Biennial will be the springboard for launching Biennalist for the first time.
Once the format is tested and improved the receipt for Biennalist can be exported to any Biennial.
Format is the parameter of form.
It is the format which actualises form.
The format itself is the mere potentiality of form.
The Biennial is a format.
Biennalist is a format.
For the Venice Biennial the format Biennalist will be thematic.
Biennalist will comment on the obsessional topic of Nation-National-Nationalism.
Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel also has expertise in the fields of cultural identity and has produced works on Denmark, Scotland, Germany, and Holland and shown in different international museums, conferences, books, and films.
Biennalist-Venice will take the immediate temperature of the Biennale.
Like the format of Emergency Room, Biennalist will comment immediately what is happening at the Biennial and be the field of an artistic production with an army of exctracteurs and an army of distributeurs
Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel has been seen before at the Venice Biennial when he organised the curator running lifting competition. A recent solo show at the Sprengel Museum was about his strategy to surf freely in public space and medias.
Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel has created the format Emergency Room and put it into practice in New York at PS1 / MOMA, at the Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center (with Frank Franzen) and at Galerie Olaf Stüber / Berlin. Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel works with ultrafast exhibitions since 1987.
Thierry Geoffroy / Colonels aim is to collectively develop the awareness muscle.
Biennalist is faithful to the manifest from 1989.
Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel home site :
A daily update of the project will be acccessible from there.
The Danish Arts Council / Venice Biennial site for Biennalist :
For the Venice Biennial 2007 Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel has received a grant by the The Committee for International Visual Art of the Danish Arts Council for his project Biennalist