Tobias Putrih VENETIAN, ATMOSPHERIC for the Slovenian Pavilion

Tobias Putrih VENETIAN, ATMOSPHERIC for the Slovenian Pavilion

Slovenian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Tobias Putrih, Venetian, Atmospheric, construction detail, 2007

May 19, 2007

Tobias Putrih
Venetian, Atmospheric

10th June-21st November 2007

Slovenian Pavilion
at the 52nd International Art Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia

Preview: 7- 8- 9 June 2007
(5 pm 00.30 am) Opening: 8th June 2007
6.30 pm 7.30 pm at Galleria A+A
8 pm in the Island of San Servolo

Exhibition sites
Galleria A+A, San Marco 3073, Calle Malipiero (near Palazzo Grassi)
Island of San Servolo, Garden

Tobias Putrihs project Venetian, Atmospheric is a two-part exhibition taking place in two different venues. The first part will be an indoor exhibition in Galleria A+A and will include several maquettes, drawings and sculptures which explore the relationship between architectural space and the scale models preceding it. The models anticipate the main part of the project, which will consist of a full-scale pavilion, a movie theatre erected in the garden on the Island of San Servolo. This structure will operate as a fully functional cinema featuring daily screenings of artists films. It will include monographic sections dedicated to historical figures from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, as well as two programmes of recent films by contemporary artists.
Venetian, Atmospheric is both an architectural project and a sculpture, a viewing machine meant to create and encourage perceptual illusions. Its title is a homage to architect John Eberson’s atmospheric cinema interior design of the 1920s, which gave the spectators the impression to sit under a nocturnal sky in an exotic site. Designed with biomorphically curved wooden walls and a ceiling with twinkling stars and moving clouds, Putrihs cinema on San Servolo will immerse the spectator in an ever-changing environment, ready to give space to the cinematic illusions projected in it. The two parts of Venetian, Atmospheric, constructed with inexpensive materials, reflect both the nature of an architectural model and the way in which the model becomes a prototype. In the island of San Servolo the cinema-sculpture will function as an experimental display device that can be used to show other artists works.
Film Program
Special Screenings (7 10 June 2007)

17.00 17.30 & 17.40 18.10
Chris Marker and Alain Resnais Les statues meurent aussi, 1953

Retrospectives (7 June 21 November 2007)

Every day 18.20 19.00
OHO Crni Triglav, 1968
Compilation (OHO Poletni projekti 1970 and other works), 1969-1970 Beli Triglav, 1969
Every day 19.10 20.00
John Smith Associations, 1975 The Girl Chewing Gum, 1976 Om, 1986 The Black Tower, 1985-7 Gargantuan, 1992 Regression, 1998-9

Future in the Past (7 June 21 November 2007)

Every day 20.20 21.25
Deimantas Narkevicius, Revisiting Solaris, 2006
Pablo Pijnappel, Walderedo, 2006
Rä di Martino, La Camera, 2006

Cinematic Surfaces (7June 21 November 2007)

Every day 21.30 22.30
Gabriel Lester, Urban Surface, 2005
Rosa Barba, Its gonna happen, 2005
Ursula Mayer, Interiors, 2006
Corey McCorkle, Shot Winter Solstice, 2007
Guillame Leblon, Villa Cavrois, 2000
Armando Andrade Tudela, Untitled, Film #1, 2007
Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer, Flash in the Metropolitan, 2006
Joachim Koester, Morning of the Magicians, 2006
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For images and further information please contact:
Mestna galerija Ljubljana
Mestni Trg 5
1000 Ljubljana
Tel. ++386 (0) 1 2411 784 / Fax. ++386 (0) 1 2411 782

Supported by
The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia; Max Protetch, New York; Galerija Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana.
Additional support by:
Mestna galerija Ljubljana; the Municipality of Ljubljana; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York; Galleria A+A, Venezia; BTC Ljubljana; the Slovenian Tourist Board; TVexpress audiovisivi, Venezia; Luka Koper; Zavarovalnica Triglav; Aerodrom Ljubljana; Dnevnik, Ljubljana.

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