THE LAND OF THE SILENCE

MUSA PAVILION

MAY 18-JUNE 30 2024

PALAZZO PISANI-REVEDIN

during 60TH BIENNALE DI VENEZIA

The 60th International Art Exhibition, titled Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere, will take palace from April 20 to November 24, 2024 (pre-opening on April 17, 18 and 19) curated by Adriano Pedrosa and organised by La Biennale di Venezia.

Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere, the ground on which the theme of the 60th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, takes shape is marked by conceptual traces linked to the idea of diversity in its various meanings. In the contemporary globalized society, where individuals constantly travel, anyone can consider themselves a foreigner in their own world. Historical events only highlight the distinction among humans, pushing the global community into profound states of crisis; in reality, we are nothing more than children of the same cosmos.

«The expression Stranieri Ovunque – explains Adriano Pedrosa – has several meanings. First of all, that wherever you go and wherever you are you will always encounter foreigners—they/we are everywhere. Secondly, that no matter where you find yourself, you are always truly, and deep down inside, a foreigner.»

“The Land of Silence” is an immersive journey into uncharted territories of contemporary art, where the boundaries between expression and introspection blur, inviting viewers to explore the profound resonance of silence. This exhibition is a poignant exploration of the power and depth found in the absence of sound, a realm where visual language and artistic interpretation converge.

In a world inundated with noise, propaganda, and constant chatter, “The Land of Silence” becomes a sanctuary, an oasis for contemplation and reflection. Through various mediums and artistic perspectives, the artists delve into the vast spectrum of silence, illuminating its nuanced facets and evoking a broad range of emotions.

The exhibition seeks to challenge conventional perceptions, prompting a reconsideration of silence as more than simply the absence of noise. Artists draw inspiration from the serene landscapes of silence, discovering beauty in its tranquility and the potential for profound meaning in its emptiness.

Thematic elements of the exhibition are not confined to literal interpretations but extend to metaphorical and abstract realms, fostering a rich tapestry of artistic expression. Visitors will encounter thought-provoking installations, avant-garde sculptures, evocative paintings, and innovative multimedia presentations, all meticulously curated to weave together a cohesive narrative.

“The Land of Silence” is a collective conversation between artists and spectators, a shared exploration of the unheard and the invisible. It invites participants to step into a realm where silence is not merely an absence but a presence of a thousand voices, an entity capable of communicating on a profound level.

As attendees navigate through the curated spaces, they will experience the transformative potential of silence, transcending the limitations of verbal communication and immersing themselves in a multisensorial experience. “The Land of Silence” encourages viewers to engage in a dialogue with their own interpretations, fostering a personal connection with the artworks and the unspoken stories they tell.

The project is a testament to the diversity and depth of artistic expression, demonstrating that silence can be a canvas upon which a myriad of emotions, thoughts, and narratives are laid out. “The Land of Silence” invites participants to embrace silence, listen to the whispers of the artworks, and discover the profound beauty in the unexplored territories of silence.

Musa Pavilion organized into different distinctive sections.

The Main Section will unfold within the elegant rooms of the noble floor, showcasing a diverse collection of works by contemporary artists, encompassing both painting and sculpture.This section, showcasing a fusion of artistic expressions, constitutes the pivotal and significant aspect of the entire project.

On-Screen Room will exclusively occupy the room on noble floor, offering a dedicated space for multimedia art. This section will immerse visitors in a captivating atmosphere, where a variety of digital and video pieces will be presented, creating a dynamic fusion of traditional and contemporary artistic expressions.

The project also envisions several Solo Exhibitions featuring contemporary artists, providing them with the opportunity to present their work to the public and collectors in a comprehensive and impactful manner.

If you are interested in a solo exhibition, please feel free to reach out directly to info@musaartspace.com

Musa Pavilion will take place from May 18 to June 30, 2024
Location Palazzo Pisani Revedin: Campo Manin, San Marco 4013/A 30124 Venezia
Opening on May 18 / 19,00
Opening hours for visitors: 10,30-13,30 / 14,00-18,30
Monday closed
Free entry

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Deadline: April 20, 2024

Application is open to all contemporary artists. To take part in the selection, fill out the form below, please attach your CV/biography, images of your works or links to video.

Palazzo Pisani-Revedin “ROSSINI”

The original name of the Palazzo is Palazzo Pisani-Revedin, the Palazzo has its origin probably before 1200 AD but is improved and enlarged in the centuries after. Palazzo Pisani-Revedin, was later named after the Italian composer of ao. “the Barber of Seville”, Gioachino Rosssini who lived from 1792-1868 and lived long periods in Venice. The most prominent family who lived in Palazzo Rossini, was the Pisani family, they are one of the most ancient of the Venetian aristocracy. The Pisani family have had an important role between the XII and XVII century in the history, politics and economy of the Venetian Republic. During these years some branches of the family started to acquire a bigger role. These were divided on the basis of the area where they used to live in Venice: San Marco, Santo Stefano (the most prestigious), Santa Maria del Giglio, San Paolo, San Vitale, Santa Marina. At the end of the XIX century the principal male line, that of Santo Stefano, became extinct.Some of the most famous personalities of Pisani family were important Dogi in Venice, except for Vettor Pisani that was the captain of the Venetian fleet during the second half of the XIV century. He leaded his fleet to a big victory against Genova in 1379-1380.