May 26, 2007 - Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale - Paradiso Spezzato / Paraíso fragmentado
May 26, 2007

Paradiso Spezzato / Paraíso fragmentado

SPANISH PAVILION / 52nd INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION VENICE BIENNALE.
Paradiso Spezzato / Paraíso fragmentado

Curator: Alberto Ruiz de Samaniego.
Artists: Manuel Vilariño, José Luis Guerín, Los Torreznos (form by Jaime Vallaure y Rafael Lamata) and Rubén Ramos Balsa. 
Organization: General Department of Cultural and Scientific Relations of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
Sponsors: Conselleria de Cultura e Deporte de la Xunta de Galicia and the State Corporation for Spanish Overseas Cultural Action Abroad.

Info Spanish Pavillion: Arsenal, Ponte del Paradiso and Giardini di Castello.
Dates: June 10th – November 21st, 2007.
Opening hours: 10:00 18:00 h.
Preview Spanish Pavilion: June the 8th at 13:00 h.

Press Contact: Ilaria Gianoli.
Email: ilariagianoli@tin.it
www.mae.es/bienalvenecia07

Paradiso Spezzato / Paraíso fragmentado considers the idea of Paradise as a model of vision. Paradiso Spezzato is the expression used by the poet Ezra Pound to refer to a dimension of saved reality but only attainable as a fragment. Paradise, therefore, as a glowing appearance of poetic light in the midst of an existence that is often damaged, precarious or degraded. And as a synaesthetic proposal, there where it is possible to experience sensations going from one sensorial modality to another.

The exhibition is organized around the work of four creators of artistic disciplines, of various ages and careers who, nevertheless, converge, beyond specific genres, in a similar wish of affirmation of life. In accordance with approaches of an interdisciplinary nature, Paraíso fragmentado/Paradiso Spezzato deals with the photographic image (Manuel Vilariño) and in movement (José Luis Guerín) in their relationship with the poetic vision and temporalness. Corporal gesture, action and voice as proposals of an instinct of play that rebels against heaviness, in a joyful nature (Los Torreznos). The energy of intermittence, the search for routes with no guarantee, the crossings among images that pull all the strings of surprise and the equivalences between creation, growth, life and happiness (Rubén Ramos Balsa).

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