September – 30th November 2005)
by Luigi Settembrini, the 3rd Biennial of Valencia opened its
doors last saturday, september 24th and will run until
the 30th November. Like previous editions, this year’s
Biennial revolves around one central theme: Water. Leading international
artists address the various states, moods and properties of water
and explore its possible dialectics under the umbrella of Water
(Without You I’m Not). The chosen venue this year for the
various exhibitions in the 3rd Biennial is the Convento del Carmen
core exhibition "Thoughts of a fish in a deep sea" is
curated by Franck Gautherot and Seung-duk Kim and features the
work of artists of the stature of Denis Santachiara, On Kawara,
Yayoi Kusama, John Armleder, Olivier Mosset, Andreu Alfaro, Miltos
Manetas, Xavier Veilhan, Sylvie Fleury, Gimhongsook, Alain Séchas,
Gustav Metzger, Jane Simpson, Terry Rodgers, Sergio Belinchón,
Duane Hanson , Angela Bulloch, Linda Benglis, Jesús Raphael
de Soto, Richard Kern and Arto Lindsay.
spaces within the Convento del Carmen (Gothic Cloister, Renaissance
Cloister and the Gothic Refectory) are used as separate
yet interlinked halls, sections along a single “road” travelling
through different ideas on water, plumbing various depths of
understanding that are sure to engage all visitors and not just
the initiated few.
of Valencia is the first event dedicated to the communication
between the arts, that is, it encompasses the whole
of contemporary aesthetic and creative communication. The Biennial
of Valencia is underpinned by two ideas which are inextricably
bound together. The first is that all creative languages in contemporary
culture – whether art, fashion, cinema, photography, music,
theatre, architecture, design, dance, literature or advertising – rub
shoulders and must necessarily engage in dialogue and interaction.
The second is that all current flows of communication, ranging
from traditional mass media to new information technologies,
lend these creative representations unprecedented visibility.
Taken together, these two considerations define the idea of communication,
one interdisciplinary and the other in its relationship with
the outside world. And it is this concept that makes the Biennial
an observatory for the confrontation of languages.
A whole series of tie-in events will be taking place revolving
around the 3rd Biennial of Valencia. Organized in conjunction
with other institutions from Valencia, music, cinema, theatre,
dance and design will all be addressing the idea of water from
their own respective vernaculars.
For further information:
Irene Blasco, Vicent Marco y Felip Pinazo firstname.lastname@example.org Telf.
34 96 3530899
Prensa Fundación C.V. Bienal de las Artes
C/Correos, nº 3 3º Puerta 6 Valencia - 46002