05 March 2007

Venice Biennale - Netherlands

Aernout Mik part of a three-part project at Venice Biennale

The Dutch contribution to the Venice Biennale in 2007 will be a project consisting of three equal and interconnected facets focusing on issues of “security,” violence, anxiety, and immigration:

a new work by artist Aernout Mik;

a critical reader with texts by artists, philosophers, sociologists, and polical scientists, co-edited by philosopher Rosi Braidotti, curator and writer Charles Esche, and Maria Hlavajova;

and a series of lectures and conversations.

The third part is conceived of as an “extension” of the Pavilion and will take place at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht from September through the end of November 2007, and will be a collaboration with other art institutions in the Netherlands, including the project Becoming Dutch by Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (http://www.vanabbemuseum.nl).

The Biennale takes place from June 10th until November 21st 2007.


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