May 20, 2006 - Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art - SCULPTURES IN THE PARK – 2 New PROJECTS!
May 20, 2006

SCULPTURES IN THE PARK – 2 New PROJECTS!

Michael Beutler“Manin City”, 2006, Pecafil, Cableties
Courtesy Galerie Michael Neff, Frankfurt am Main e / and Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea, Torino

SCULPTURES IN THE PARK
at Villa Manin
from May 13th 2006

2 New PROJECTS!
Pawel Althamer “The House”
Michael Beutler “Manin City”

VILLA MANIN
Piazza Manin 10, Passariano, 33033 Codroipo (UD) Italy
t 39 0432 906509

www.villamanincontemporanea.it

press [​at​] villamanincontemporanea.it

SCULPTURES IN THE PARK: 2 New PROJECTS
Pawel Althamer “The House” in collaboration with Continental Breakfast FVG 2 / Trieste Contemporanea
Michael Beutler “Manin City” in collaboration with Berlin Biennale 4 / EU Culture 2000
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SCULPTURES IN THE PARK is a work in progress that regularly enriches the Park of Villa Manin with site specific installations created by international artists.

This year, besides mantaining six spectacular works from last year, the Centre for Contemporary Art of Villa Manin has commissioned two more installations which, freely inspired by the theme of the game, will offer to the visitor opportunities for observation, interaction and discovery.

Artistic director Francesco Bonami and curator Sarah Cosulich Canarutto invited Pawel Althamer and Michael Beutler to realise their new projects in the Park of Villa Manin.

With The House Pawel Althamer explores one of the most remote areas of the garden reclaiming an abandoned structure, half hidden by the thick vegetation. The house becomes a magical place reminiscent of the fantasy universe of fairy-tales and tells a different story to each one of us. The setting, the objects and the drawings hanging on the walls refer to the invisible presence of the artist, whose identity merges with the one of the viewer. By entering the intimacy of an apparently private sphere, every visitor can reactivate the environment and transform it into a familiar and unique territory.

With Manin City Michael Beutler has created a big maze inspired by the tradition of Baroque gardens, by their complex games and playful scenery. Adopting forms and motifs from the vast architectural complex of the former Doges residence, Beutler creates a new social space, a place of encounter and interaction. Invited to enter and experience the disorientating installation, the spectator finds himself inside a modern reinterpretation of one of the oldest games in history.
In the parks are also present works by: Alberto GARUTTI, Gabriel OROZCO, Paola PIVI, Andreas SLOMINSKI, Rirkrit TIRAVANIJA, Patrick TUTTOFUOCO

THE OTHER CURRENT EXHIBTION at VILLA MANIN:

INFINITE PAINTING
Contemporary Painting and Global Realism
09.04 – 24.09.06
curated by Francesco Bonami and Sarah Cosulich Canarutto

artists in the exhibition:
Franz Ackermann, Alessandra Ariatti, assume vivid astro focus, Jãnis Avotins, Robert Bechtle, Avner Ben Gal, Glenn Brown, Maurizio Cattelan, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Dan Colen, George Condo, Enrico David, Bart Domburg, Marlene Dumas, Etta Etrog, Urs Fischer, Fischli and Weiss, Ellen Gallagher, Felix Gmelin, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Mary Heilmann, Thomas Hirschhorn, Damien Hirst, Choi Hochul, Matthew Day Jackson, Piotr Janas, Sergej Jensen, Ji Wenyu, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Udomsak Krisanamis, Dinh Q. Lê, Loretta Lux, Paul McCarthy, Takashi Murakami, Wangechi Mutu, Chris Ofili, Gabriel Orozco, Alessandro Pessoli, Lari Pittman, Magnus von Plessen, Monique Prieto, Richard Prince, Neo Rauch, Anri Sala, Wilhelm Sasnal, Thomas Scheibitz, Shirana Shahbazi, Rudolf Stingel, Thaddeus Strode, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Eve Sussman, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rosemarie Trockel, Luc Tuymans, Piotr Uklanski, Kelley Walker, Andro Wekua, Zhang Enli, Zhou Tiehai, Konstantin Zvezdochetov

Contact us for further information
VILLA MANIN . Centro d’Arte Contemporanea
Piazza Manin 10, Passariano, 33033 Codroipo (UD) Italy
t 39 0432 906509 * f 39 0432 908387

www.villamanincontemporanea.it

press@villamanincontemporanea.it

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