A remote whisper. Pedro Cabrita Reis solo show

Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Palazzo Falier, San Marco 2906, Calle Falier 30124, Venice (ACTV stop: Line 1, San Samuele)
30th May – 24th November 2013, Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm. Closed: Monday.
Admission: Free
Press Preview: 29th May 2013,12.30pm – 4.30pm

Curated by Sabrina van der Ley

A remote whisper is an extraordinary piece by world renowned Portuguese artist Pedro Cabrita Reis, specifically produced for the occasion of the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. The artist installs in the 700 sqm piano nobile of Palazzo Falier a monumental work that occupies the walls and floors of the exhibition site, inviting the viewer to engage in a path of random trajectories through the space, thus building an intricate perception of the piece.

The exhibition, curated by Sabrina van der Ley, Director for Contemporary Art at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, displays a semi-precarious, hand-made, construction that combines aluminum, glass, and fluorescent fixtures, drawings, paintings, and photos.

Cabrita Reis, whose artistic practice has always sought to create a strong relation between the artwork, space and viewer, emphasizes in his project at Palazzo Falier his inclination to blend exhibition and work space.

“A significant number of his works have been or, are being done ‘in situ’. Thus, they embody in the actual process of making art, a lingering presence of several paths crossing, like reminiscences and seemingly banal vernacular experiences; an aleatoric conception of hazard or of intellectual ‘rigueur’ and visual or literary randomness, suggesting that each work proposes to us an ongoing ‘inventory’ of the world and simultaneously a model for its perception. This rather personal and intricate method of
‘construction’, a characteristic of Cabrita Reis’ artistic language is the prevailing approach for his exhibition at Palazzo Falier, a conversation with a space to live in”. -Sabrina van der Ley-

Organized on behalf of The Secretary of State for Culture of Portugal with the kind support of Galerie Nelson-Freeman | Ivorypress | Magazzino | Mai 36 | Peter Freeman Inc.

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Fotografía: Pedro Cabrita Reis, A remote whisper – studio version, 2013, PCRSTUDIO/ João Ferro Martins, Courtesy of the Artist