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La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale)

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Italian Pavilion - vice versa
Giardini della Biennale
Viale dei Giardini Pubblici
30122 Venice
Italy


June 1st, 2013 - November 24th, 2013
 
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vice versa picks up on a concept introduced by Giorgio Agamben in his book Categorie italiane. Studi di Poetica (1996), in which the philosopher maintained that in order to interpret Italian culture, we must identify a "series of diametrically linked concepts" capable of describing its underlying characteristics – binomials like tragedy/comedy, architecture/vagueness and speed/lightness thus become original keys for reading the fundamental works and artists of our cultural history.

vice versa proposes an exhibition made up of seven rooms, seven spaces, each of which hosts two artists in dialogue with one another, where the works displayed reveal the profound sense of this dialectical approach.


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