Venice Revisited: 56th Venice Biennale In Conversation

Mon 27 Jul 2015

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ACCA Main Exhibition Gallery

Join artists Marco Fusinato; and Sonia Leber and David Chesworth as they discuss their experience of exhibiting at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015) and reflect on Okwui Enwezor's central international exhibition, All the World's Futures. Hosted by Dan Rule, writer and co-owner of Perimeter Books.

About the artists:

Sonia Leber and David Chesworth have been collaborating since 1996. Their sound and video-based installations are immersive zones of exploration and discovery. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Zaum Tractor’, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne (2014); and Gridchinhall, Moscow (2013); ‘The Way You Move Me’, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne (2012); ‘Space-Shifter’, Detached/MONA FOMA, Hobart (2012); Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (2011); and Conical, Melbourne (2009); and ‘Almost Always Everywhere Apparent’, Mildura Arts Centre (2008); and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2007).

Their work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including '56thVenice Biennale: All the World’s Futures' (2015), ‘19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire’ (2014), ‘Melbourne Now’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013-14); Melbourne Art Fair Video Program (2014); Gold Coast Art Prize, Surfers Paradise (winner, 2014), Screengrab6 International Media Arts Award, Townsville, (winner, 2014), ‘Cooperation Territory’, 16thLine Art Gallery and Makaronka Art Center, Rostov-on-Don, Russia (2013); ‘Spaced: Art Out of Place’, Fremantle Art Centre (2012); ‘Animal/Human’, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane (2012); ‘Stealing the Senses’, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand (2011); ‘In camera and in public’, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2011); ‘Madrid Abierto’ (2007); ‘+Plus Factors’, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2006); and the visual art program of Melbourne International Arts Festival (2004). Leber and Chesworth were finalists in Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture (2011) and they have been commissioned to create site-specific works for public spaces in Australia, Wales and Slovenia.

Marco Fusinato is a conceptual artist and noise musician His works are almost always serial, as if demonstrating a thesis, using a set of rules as ‘controls’ for experimentation. While Fusinato often withholds his own interpretation of the images and objects he presents and re-presents, the material itself plainly indicates the artist’s interests in the potential overlap of cultural production and radical modes of social organisation.
Fusinato performs regularly in the experimental music underground, making use of the electric guitar and associated electronics to improvise intricate, wide-ranging and physically affecting frequencies.

His work has been included in many exhibitions including All the World’s Futures, the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, 2015; Soundings: A Contemporary Score, the first ever exhibition of sound at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2013; A commission for Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2013; A range of projects for The Imminence of Poetics, 30th Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, 2012 and was also featured in Sonic Youth: Sensational Fix (2008-2010) a traveling exhibition around European museums of artists that have collaborated with the NYC rock band, Sonic Youth.

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