Spaziolocal (Giuliano Tarlao & Alice Palamenghi) respond to Annabel Dover’s brief “For me the biennale will always be a Wunderkammer; an (often male) curator’s vision of a perfect world in miniature. Sometimes the Wunderkammer of the 1600s were completely invented in the mind and didn’t exist in reality at all. Often like Sloane’s they held a herbarium. Venice itself has the atmosphere of an overwhelming and supernatural island that deserves its own collection of curiosities. Your brief for Venice is to visit, read or collect as many of these as you can and create your own biennale Wunderkammer.”
We have found the most interesting examples of Wunderkammer outside of the “white cube”, art galleries, and in general, outside of the common space-place representing art. The first step was to observe the city and its dynamics. Its life. The opportunity of long walks through the labyrinthine-paths gave us the opportunity to discover almost the entire lifestyle of the city.
Venice is a great example of sedimentation, depositories and stratification. This is precisely what we mean when we think about the Wunderkammer: not a magic box filled with a collection objects, but a sediment.
This is our perspective (full Wunderkammer series): www.spaziolocal.xyz/pressroom
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