Founded in 1895, the Biennale Arte enjoys a long history as the oldest international event for contemporary art, and is widely regarded as the most important of its kind. Therefore, Akademie Schloss Solitude is particularly pleased that current fellow Ariel Bustamante and former fellows Geumhyung Jeong, and Teresa Solar Abboud will be participating in the 59th International Venice Biennale from April 23 through November 27, 2022. Equally positive is the inclusion of former juror Ute Meta Bauer as curator in the artistic team for the Singapore Pavilion.
Chilean sound artist Ariel Bustamante is part of the collaborative project Turba Tol Hol-Hol Tol in the Chilean Pavilion, which is dedicated to the importance of moorlands for both the environment and for humanity, and highlights an experimental way to preserve the upland moors of Patagonia with a peat moss installation. The interdisciplinary and collaborative project is based on the investigative research of the collective platform Ensayos and unites international artists and scientists from different disciplines in close cooperation with the Wildlife Conservation Society-Chile and the Selk’nam Hach Sye Cultural Foundation. Ariel Bustamante developed his contribution to the project as part of his fellowship at Akademie Schloss Solitude.
Choreographer and performer Geumhyung Jeong from Seoul/South Korea and visual artist Teresa Solar Abboud from Madrid/Spain will be appearing at the 59th international art exhibition, entitled The Milk of Dreams. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, the exhibition addresses definitions of the human and the various transformations bodies undergo. It unites works that treat the representation of bodies and their various processes of metamorphosis, the relationship between individuals and technologies, and the connection between bodies and the earth. This transhistorical approach traces kinship and proximity between artistic strategies and practices across generations.