La Biennale di Venezia / XLVII ESPOSIZIONE INTERNAZIONALE D’ARTE
At 47th Venice Biennale Croatia will be represented with the exhibition of Dalibor Martinis under the title OBSERVATORIUM. It consists of five video, audio and interactive installations and is based on the notion that electronic image is part of the physical world. The works bring into direct relationship an electronical image and physical substance - materia, or a physical process in order to produce a laboratory scaled event which is simultaneously a “story” and a physical reality.
DALIBOR MARTINIS is an internationally renowned artist and a video maker.
Born 1947 in Zagreb, graduated at Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts 1971.
Exhibits since 1969 and works with video since early seventies. Martinis taught at Zagreb Drama Academy from 1987-1991, and 1991 as a guest lecturer at Ontario College of Art in Toronto.
He has exhibited videos and video installations at many international exhibitions and festivals such as Sao Paolo Biennale, Paris Biennale, Documenta 8, Kwangju Biennale, Venice Biennale, and festivals in Berlin, Tokyo, Montreal, San Francisco, Locarno, The Hague etc. Received several international and national awards. His works are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art/New York, Hara Museum/Tokyo, Stedelijk Museum/Amsterdam, The Museum of Contemporary Art/Zagreb etc.
The commissioner of the Croatian participation at 47th Venice Bienalle is Berislav Valusek, director of the Museum of Modern Art, Rijeka. The exhibition is organised by the Museum of Modern Art, Rijeka under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia.
The opening of the exhibition with a cocktail is on Thursday, June 12 at 8pm.
The exhibition site: Schola Santa Apollonia, Ponte della Canonica, Venezia
A comprehensive catalogue with essays on English and Croatian by Berislav Valusek, Nada Beros and Ryszard Kluszczynski will be available at the exhibition.