> Avant-garde Walk a Venezia
Venice, Italy, 1995
The exhibition "Avant - garde Walk a Venezia",
which took place during the opening days of the two year anniversary
of the Venice Biennale, was an invitation to walk in this city
in an unusual way. Instead of showing a panorama of contemporary
art in an enclosed space, the ambition was to give the artists
the opportunity to create their work within the gardens and courtyards
of private houses. The first catalogue published showed the empty
spaces and the artists' projects. This second volume shows the
realized works of art. It was impossible to reproduce Kristin
Oppenheim's sound piece. Other artists previously chosen were
unable to participate for reason beyond our control and so are
not present in this second catalogue.
This exhibition marks the beginning of unusual
artistic walks which I shall be organizing worldwide in the future.
The second walk will take place in SoHo, New York in May 1996;
the third one will be in Geneva November 1996 then in Kyoto during
the Spring of 1997.
These walks show how today's artists, in various
manners, including performances, installations, video, sounds...
can rediscover the poetic aspect of the work of art Sometimes
a political approach can be taken but never with provocation.
These works open the door of reflection to the viewer. Each chosen
cities will allow different vision obviously related to their
New York, December 1995