HANSEL + GRETEL: WHITE TRACES IN SEARCH OF YOUR SELF // FONDATION VALMONT
May 11th 2019 - November 24th 2019
Hansel + Gretel: White Traces in Search of Your Self from Fondation Valmont.
Location: Palazzo Bonvicini, Calle Agnello, Santa Croce 2161a, 30135 Venice. Google maps link.
Opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00, closed Tuesday + Wednesday.
Curators: Francesca Giubilei + Luca Berta.
Fondation Valmont presents Hansel + Gretel: White Traces in Search of Your Self, an exhibition during the 58. Venice Biennale with works from Didier Guillon, Isao and Silvano Rubino who take the viewer of a symbolic journey through the rooms of Palazzo Bonvicini stimulating an insightful perception of the sense of loss and inner growth.
Hansel and Gretel are two children lost in the forest.
Aren't we all lost at some point? Maybe among the crowd, or in our everyday occupations.
They cannot go back home, as they don't know where it is, and their parents don't want them anymore.
A time always comes when you feel different and abandoned because of that difference.
They can only go deeper into the forest, even though they don't know where they are going.
Just go ahead, something will happen.
Only after going through that, do they become adults, and can finally go back to their family home to change the story.
Hansel + Gretel: White Traces in Search of Your Self is an exhibition that takes the shape of a symbolic journey through the rooms of Palazzo Bonvicini in the heart of Venice. The three artists, Isao, Didier Guillon and Silvano Rubino, start their personal memories and give space to their creativity with installations that guide the visitors through the steps of the story: the home, the forest, the trap, the return. Finally, they sketch a vision of the future that opens up once the beginning and the end have closed the circle. The protagonists of the story explore its instructive message, creating an insightful perception of the sense of loss and pain that life can inflict upon us, but also of the potential for inner growth that can arise from introspective discovery and contemplative self-awareness.