Venice Biennale 2019

31 mag 2019
24 nov 2019
  • Dove: Venice
  • Quando: 31. mag 2019, 00:00 - 24. nov 2019, 00:00
  • Cosa:
Ane Graff, Maria Teeri, Janne Nabb and Ingela Ihrman. Photo: Finnish National Gallery, Pirje Mykkänen.

Exhibition : 11 May – 24 November 2019. The exhibition Weather Report: Forecasting Future in the Nordic Pavilion is themed around the complex and varied relations between the human and nonhuman in an age when climate change and mass extinction are threatening the future of life on Earth. When imagining the future, humans face the responsibility of acknowledging multispecies entanglements and the need to renegotiate existing interspecies relations.

It is often difficult for humans to notice life forms that exist on a scale different from theirs, such as microscopic organisms, the slow workings of toxic agents, or durational processes of decaying organic matter. By heightening the visitors’ awareness of the materiality of the space and the artworks, and by assimilating their bodies to other life forms, the exhibition attempts to establish a connection with more-than-human agencies.

The biennial gardens are bordered by the Venetian Lagoon, a tourist-infested city, and hubs of mainland industry, all spurring contemplation of the eco-crisis, the erosion caused by centuries of mass tourism, and the survival prospects of marine species native to the lagoon, which compete for space with massive cruise ships.

The pavilion itself is susceptible to exterior conditions. Occasional high tides and changes in the weather expose the exhibition to unpredictable forces.