BIENAL DE ARTE BARCELONA | Collateral Event | 9th May to 9th july 2017, Venice Italy

Group Exhibition

Misericordia Archives adjacent to the Scuola Grande della Misericordia,

Sestiere Cannaregio, 3599 30121 Venice Italy

May 09 to July 09

ELEMENTS – FROM SHAPE TO SPACE, a special event of ANIMA MUNDI festival, curated by Luca Curci, Venice

ELEMENTS – FROM SHAPE TO SPACE is part of ANIMA MUNDI festival, that will be realized in Venice in the months between May and November 2017, in the same period of the 57th Venice Art Biennale,  titled VIVA ARTE VIVA, curated by Christine Macel and organized byLa Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, hosted at the Giardini and the Arsenale venues.

ELEMENTS – FROM SHAPE TO SPACE is an international contemporary art exhibition focused on the relationship between sign, form and color in art, from geometric abstraction up to new contemporary expressions.

The exhibition aims to discover the experimentations in the fields of photography, painting, installation, video-art and performance art, analyzing the transformations of the artistic shapes in contemporary times. As said by Wassily Kandinsky, “color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”

 We are surrounded by thousands of natural elements, each of them with its own meaning that are all connected each other creating new languages and possible futures.

The festival focuses on the concept of ANIMA MUNDI, that, according to several historical cultures, religions and philosophical systems, is an intrinsic connection between all living entities on the planet, which relates to the world in a similar way as the human soul is connected to the human body.

Plato expressed his thought about the ANIMA MUNDI in the Timaeus, “this world is indeed a living being endowed with a soul and intelligence… a single visible living entity containing all other living entities, which by their nature are all related”.

 ANIMA MUNDI is the invisible energy behind all the natural and the artificial elements that allows the planet to live. Thanks to the hidden connections of ANIMA MUNDI, all the ecosystems of the Earth, before and after the appearance of the mankind, found their equilibrium, their ways to live and to develop themselves, to transform and to evolve. All the beings of the planet, plants, minerals, animals are permeated by a secret force that has always stimulated the human thought and research.

The festival aims to discover these multiple forms of hidden connections between the soul and the body, the mankind and the natural elements, the natural spaces and the cities.