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55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia
01 Jun - 24 Nov 2013
General Information
The 55th International Art Exhibition takes place in Venice from 1 June to 24 November, 2013 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as in various venues the city. Preview dates: 29, 30 and 31 May 2013.  The main exhibition is curated by Massimiliano Gioni.

Valentin Carron has been selected to represent Switzerland. Living and working in the vineyard village of Fully in the Rhone valley, Carron is an outstanding figure in the young Swiss arts scene. His show at the Swiss pavilion will be curated by Giovanni Carmine.

Art historian Jörg Scheller is the curator of the «Salon Suisse» 2013, a programme of talks and events supplementing the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion, which takes place at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi.
Salon Suisse
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Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Campo S. Agnese, Dorsoduro 810

For the full programme please check Events

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Swiss Pavilion
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Swiss Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale

Valentin Carron has been nominated to exhibit at the Pavilion of Switzerland. The exhibition is curated by Giovanni Carmine.
Events
past event
1977 re-enacted: La nuova arte sovietica

Organized by Matteo Bertele (Università Ca'Foscari, Venice, Italy) and Sandra Frimmel (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

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past event

Re-creativity, Salon Suisse from Sandi Paucic on Vimeo.


With Dr. Magda Cârneci (National University of the Arts Bucharest, Romania), Dr. Magdalena Moskalewicz (Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA), Dr. Hanno Rauterberg (Die Zeit, Germany) (moderator: Jörg Scheller, curator of the Salon Suisse)

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Art Criticism in Times of Re-Creativity
past event
Time Slice 3: A Year in the Life of the Venice Biennale. 2005

Roundtable with Daria Ghiu (Swiss Institute for Art Research, SIK-ISEA, Switzerland), Edith Krebs (Swiss Institute for Art Research, SIK-ISEA, Switzerland), Prof. Agnes Kohlmeyer (IUAV University Venice, Italy), Jörg Scheller (curator of the Salon Suisse)

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The «Time Slices» are supported by SIK-ISEA, the Swiss Institute for Art Research, Zurich
past event
Time Slice 2: A Year in the Life of the Venice Biennale. 1954

​Roundtable with Dr. Annika Hossain, Dr. Franz Müller (Swiss Institute for Art Research, SIK-ISEA, Switzerland), Jörg Scheller (curator of the Salon Suisse), Veronika Wolf (Lobkowicz Collection, Prague, Czech Republic), Prof. Dr. Beat Wyss (Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Germany)

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The «Time Slices» are supported by SIK-ISEA, the Swiss Institute for Art Research, Zurich
past event
A Wicked Company. The Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment

The Forgotten Radicalism, Panel discussion with Philipp Blom and Jörg Scheller from Sandi Paucic on Vimeo.

Reading and panel discussion with Dr. Philipp Blom and Jörg Scheller (curator of the Salon Suisse)

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past event
The Ongoing Birth of the Art System from the Spirit of Enlightenment

The ongoing Bitrth of the Art System from Sandi Paucic on Vimeo.


Panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Beat Wyss (Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Germany) and Raphael Chikukwa (National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe) (moderator: Jörg Scheller, curator of the Salon Suisse)

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Time Slice 1: A Year in the Life of the Venice Biennale. 1932

Time slice 1932 from Sandi Paucic on Vimeo.


Roundtable with Kinga Bódi (Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary), Dr. Jan May, Jörg Scheller (curator of the Salon Suisse), Joachim Sieber (Swiss Institute for Art Research, SIK-ISEA, Switzerland)

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The «Time Slices» are supported by SIK-ISEA, the Swiss Institute for Art Research, Zurich
past event
The Economy of Creativity. How Capitalism Saved Art From Saving Us From Capitalism


​Panel discussion with Johannes M. Hedinger, Prof. Dr. Kornelia Imesch (University of Lausanne, Switzerland), Prof. Dr. Giovanni Schiuma (Università della Basilicata, Italy) (moderator: Jörg Scheller, curator of the Salon Suisse)

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past event
Low is the New High or Trash! goes the Establishment

from Sandi Paucic on Vimeo.

Input lectures, panel discussion and film screening (Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space, 1959), with Ken Hollings, Prof. Dr. Joseph Imorde (University of Siegen, Germany), Dr. Jason Pine (Purchase College, State University of New York, USA) (moderator: Jörg Scheller, curator of the Salon Suisse)

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Artistic Research – A Spark for Re-Enlightenment through the Arts?

Artistic Research Videofile from Sandi Paucic on Vimeo.

Panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Henk Borgdorff (University of the Arts, The Hague, The Netherlands), Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany), Prof. Gertrud Sandqvist (Lund University/Malmö Art Academy, Sweden), Prof. Giaco Schiesser (Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland) (moderator: Jörg Scheller, curator of the Salon Suisse)

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Sponsor: Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)
Talk Was Cheap! The Rise of Performance Lectures

Performance lectures from Sandi Paucic on Vimeo.

With performance lectures by Prof. em. Dr. h.c. mult. Bazon Brock (University of Wuppertal & Denkerei Berlin, Germany), Dr. Armin Chodzinski, Daniel Ladnar, Falke Pisano (moderators: Jörg Scheller, curator of the Salon Suisse, and Marianne Wagner, University of Bern, Switzerland)

VIDEO

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past event
Go with the Flow or: Digital Fluxus. The CAMP Festival for Visual Music
 

Camp Festival for Visual Music from Sandi Paucic on Vimeo.

With Fried Dähn, Thomas Maos, Claudia Robles-Angel, Maria Fernandez, Rodolfo Lillo

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Pavilion of Switzerland, Giardini della Biennale
News
22 Apr 2013

The «Salon Suisse», a Collateral Event complementing the exhibition at the Pavilion of Switzerland, is a platform for exchange on contemporary art and thought in a relaxed atmosphere, a place to meet and discuss with international authors, artists, academics and policy makers.

 
08 Apr 2013
Video of Valentin Carron in conversation with Giovanni Carmine
 
 
14 Jan 2013
VALENTIN CARRON, Jean-Baptiste, 2011
Glas, Acryllack; 2-teilig Unikat Je 40 x 26 x 11 cm
Sammlung Ringier, Schweiz 
Courtesy Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich
Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich

Valentin Carron will design the Swiss Pavilion in Venice in 2013. Pro Helvetia’s biennials jury has nominated the artist, born 1977 in Martigny, to represent Switzerland at the Venice biennale. Carron’s exhibition at this prime global platform for contemporary art will be curated by Giovanni Carmine from Ticino, currently director of Kunst Halle St.Gallen.

 
Press Material
25 Sep 2014
19 Sep 2014

Press Contact
Switzerland: Marlène Mauris, Communication, Pro Helvetia,
mmauris@prohelvetia.ch, +41 44 267 71 36
International: Caroline Widmer, Rhiannon Pickles PR,
caroline@picklespr.com, +44 79 08 848 075 
SIKART - Biennale di Venezia
SIK-ISEA Participants
Carron, Valentin (1977)

Commissioners
Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director
Paolo Baratta, President
Sandi Paucic, Commissionar Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Marianne Burki, Commissioner Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Rachele Giudici Legittimo, Vice Commissioner Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Giovanni Carmine, Curator Swiss Pavilion
Jörg Scheller, Curator Salon Suisse

Jury members
Philippe Rahm, Member of the Biennials Jury of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Peter Fischli, Member of the Biennials Jury of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Beatrice Galilee, Member of the Biennials Jury of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Katya García-Antón, Member of the Biennials Jury of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Simona Martinoli, Member of the Biennials Jury of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Arthur de Pury, Member of the Biennials Jury of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Peter J. Schneemann, Member of the Biennials Jury of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia