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60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
20 Apr - 24 Nov 2024
The 60th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia takes place in Venice from Saturday 20 April to Sunday 24 November 2024 (pre-opening on April 17, 18 and 19) at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as at various venues in the city. The main exhibition is curated by Adriano Pedrosa, who is currently the artistic director of Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – MASP.

Guerreiro do Divino Amor © Diego Paulino

Upon recommendation by the jury, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has commissioned Swiss-Brazilian artist Guerreiro do Divino Amor to take over the Swiss Pavilion for the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. His monumental project "Super Superior Civilizations" explores the imageries of political mythologies and their usage.

"Super Superior Civilizations" poses a critical view of the visual language presented in national political myths, and explores their cultural charge, their hierarchization, and their use. In his compelling approach, Guerreiro do Divino Amor ties together different narratives with virtuosity, irony, and humor. Through these layers of connectivity, he effectively carves out the diverse entanglements of our globalized existence that have been impacted by aspects such as postcolonial distortion.

With his work at the Swiss Pavilion, Guerreiro do Divino Amor writes another chapter in his monumental saga «Superfictional World Atlas», which he has been working on since 2005. He chose Andrea Bellini, who currently oversees the Centre d'Art Contemporain and the Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement in Geneva, to curate the project’s gestation. In the summer of 2022, Andrea Bellini curated Guerreiro do Divino Amor’s exhibition «Superfictional Sanctuaries» at the Centre d'Art Contemporain.

Read more about the artist and the Swiss Pavilion jury here

Image: Guerreiro do Divino Amor © Diego Paulino