Hyper Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, IT, 2017

Group Exhibition | May 13 – October 30, 2017

A large scale exhibition which was held in Venice during the 57th Venice Biennale in Arsenale Nord, in three historical warehouses, amounting to 3000m2. Produced by Fabulous Inc and curated by Philippe Riss-Schmidt.

“The exhibition will display newly commissioned artworks: a dynamic selection, that address the consequences of art after the arrival of the digital, as well as investigating the new ways to exhibit these outcomes. All artworks are site-specific and created specifically for this project”, states Philippe Riss-Schmidt.

HyperPavilion focuses on an international roster of artists, whose common objectives question, challenge and respond to a furthering digital transition. Presented on technology including: large scale projections; a 360° immersive cinema; a hologram theatre; multi-screen installations and hybrids artworks. All of which accumulate to present a spectacular post-techo-human immersion.

The artists involved are: Aram Bartholl; Vincent Broquaire; Claude Closky; Frederik De Wilde; Labnt2; Lawrence Lek; Claire Malrieux; Théo Massoulier; Julien Prévieux; Paul Souviron; and Theo Triantafyllidis.

Philippe Riss-Schmidt, continuing the presentation, added: “Currently, artists are constructing and inventing imaginary compositions from an undefined frontier; a space of otherness, confrontation and mixed identity. A coupling of the real and the imaginary. The artworks typically: collect; archive; accumulate; digitalise; incorporate and erase data. They are constantly evolving. Therefore, HyperPavilion is not about digital art, but about art at the digital age. Welcome to the e-renaissance”.