BIENNALE VENICE 2022: Pavilion Côte d'Ivoire
23 April - 27 November 2022
The Hamburg Galerie Melbye-Konan is delighted to announce the participation of Yeanzi and Aron Demetz, the artists they represent, in this year's Biennale.
Yeanzi and Aron Demetz have been selected to create this year's artistic contribution for Côte d'Ivoire at the 59th Biennale Arte in Venice along with Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Abdoulaye Diarrassouba dit Aboudia, Armand Boua and Laetitia Ky. The National Pavilion exhibition will be held at Magazzino del Sale 3 under the theme "The dreams of a story", curated by Henri Koffissé N'koumo, Massimo Scaringella and Alessandro Romanini.
The Venice Biennale , which has been held biennially since 1895 and is thus the oldest biennial, is one of the world's most important exhibitions of contemporary art. The theme of this year's Biennale Arte (23 April - 27 November 2022) is "The Milk of Dreams" curated by Cecilia Alemani. The motto "describes a magical world where life is constantly seen through the prism of imagination and where everyone can change, transform, become something and someone else. The exhibition takes us on an imaginary journey through metamorphoses of the body and definitions of what it means to be human." In the exhibition, curator Cecilia Alemani questions big contemporary questions : "How does the definition of the human being change? What constitutes life and what distinguishes animals. Plants, humans and non-humans? "The focus is on three themes in particular: "the representation of bodies and their metamorphoses, the relationship between individuals and technologies and the connection between bodies and the earth."