Workshop Gallery will present Urbicide, a collective exhibition curated by the American artist Diann Bauer. The exhibition will remain on view through January 22, 2013.
URBICIDE is an exhibition about the age in which we live. The wild economic growth, globalisation, and consumerism are slowly killing our cities which are now invaded by malls; the Middle East has been dismembered and sold to the highest bidder. The games of power of a few men and the superficial images of the mass media are generating a world ruled by uniformity. The individual and collective perspectives are melting into conformism. The city used to be a meeting place, a space for the exchange of ideas, today the city is becoming a container deprived of its own essence, while a reckless mankind witnesses the loss of its own being, its own history and culture.
Installation and video works by Diann Bauer, Amanda Beech, Mikko Canini, Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Mona Marzouk, Oraib Toukan and Jennifer Williams give the visitors the chance to analyze with a critique perspective the contemporary reality. Images, sounds and colours come together offering the visitors a strong perceiving and sensorial experience. Visitors will be greeted at the entrance by a site specific work created for Workshop by the Egyptian artist Mona Marzouk together with Diann Bauer and based on her installation The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Energy’s Evil.
December 19, 2012 – January 22, 2013
Opening hours: Tue – Sat, 10am – 1pm | 2:30pm – 6:30pm
Calle del Traghetto, Dorsoduro 2793/A Venice, Italy