Alastair MacLennan and Manuel Vason, “Collaboration #1”, Belfast (2006)

The 1st VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK in its first edition explores, under the topic “Hybrid Body – Poetic Body”, concepts such as interconnectivity, empathy, struggle, love, political habits and sociability, and how the Self relates to them. Two-way communication between the artists and the audience is key, and some of the strongest themes to emerge during this week will relate to living with more care and creating mechanisms for positive change.

The live art exhibition project dedicated to contemporary Performance art showcases works of 31 international Performance artists from around the globe. Pioneers of this art discipline will exhibit alongside established and emerging artists, reflecting influences and current tendencies in the field. The exhibition consists of a vibrant program of live performances, installations, photographic and video documentation, daily artist talks/presentations, and meetings with the participating artists, researchers and curators.

The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK wishes to enrich the highly renowned art scene in Venice with the audacious art form of Performance art.

Curated by Andrea Pagnes (VestAndPage) and the co-curators Blair Todd (The Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery, UK); Gabriela Alonso (Zonadeartenacciòn, Argentina) the event is organized in collaboration with Studio Contemporaneo, Venice Academy of Fine Arts, Venice Open Gates and Global Art Affairs Foundation which hosts the event in its prestigious premises at Palazzo Bembo on the Grand Canal.



 08 – 15 dec. 2012 | Palazzo Bembo  | Venice | Italy

Ph. +39 3459100288 |

Artists: Yoko Ono (Giappone/USA), Valie Export (Austria), Hermann Nitsch (Austria), Jan Fabre (Belgio), Ilija Šoškić (Montenegro/Italia), Boris Nieslony (Germania), Jill Orr (Australia), Lee Wen (Singapore), Gonzalo Rabanal (Cile), Helena Goldwater (Regno Unito), Snežana Golubović (Serbia/Germania), Jason Lim (Singapore), Manuel Vason (Italia/Regno Unito), Joseph Ravens (USA), Prem Sarjo (Cile), Suka Off (Polonia), Nelda Ramos (Argentina), Shima (Brasile), BBB Johannes Deimling (Germania/Norvegia), VestAndPage (Germania/Italia), Santiago Cao (Argentina), Francesca Fini (Italia), Francesco Kiàis (Italia/Grecia), Wanda Moretti | Il Posto (Italia), Gabriela Alonso (Argentina), Alvaro Pereda Roa (Cile), Andrea Morucchio (Italia), Macarena Perich Rosas (Cile), Marcus Vinicius (Brasile), Weeks & Whitford (Regno Unito), David Dalla Venezia (Francia/Italia), Zierle & Carter (Regno Unito).