At the first edition of the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 8-15 December 2012, Vason presented an installation which included work from the series Encounters, I believe in and Still_Movil and gave a talk titled “Becoming an Image”.
Read a review titled THE IMAGE AND THE BODY by Celeste Ricci on Manuel Vason’s participation on the Week’s blog
The live art exhibition project dedicated to contemporary Performance Art showcased works of 31 international performance artists from around the globe. Pioneers of this art discipline exhibited alongside established and emerging artists, reflecting influences and current tendencies in the field.
The exhibition consisted of a vibrant programme of live performances, installations, photographic and video documentation, daily artist talks/presentations, and meetings with the participating artists, researchers and curators.
The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK in its first edition explored, under the topic “Hybrid Body – Poetic Body”, concepts such as interconnectivity, empathy, struggle, love, political habits and sociability, and how the Self relates to them. Two-way communication between the artists and the audience is key, and some of the strongest themes to emerge during this week related to living with more care and creating mechanisms for positive change.
The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK wishes to enrich the highly renowned art scene in Venice with the audacious art form of performance art.
Curated by Andrea Pagnes (VestAndPage) and organized in collaboration with Studio Contemporaneo, Venice Academy of Fine Arts, Venice Open Gates and Global Art Affairs Foundation which hosted the event in its prestigious premises at Palazzo Bembo on the Grand Canal.