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Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia: Katharina Grosse

Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia: Katharina Grosse

A Collateral Event of the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, the Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia presents German artist Katharina Grosse’s exhibition “Apollo, Apollo”.

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Since the late 90s, Katharina Grosse’s expansive works explore the potentialities of painting, well beyond the boundaries of a frame or canvas, embracing floors, walls, ceilings, objects, or entire landscapes to create multidimensional pictorial sites. The artist’s installations immerse visitors in a sea of color that challenges and disrupts their sensory and physical perceptions. More recently, Grosse’s artistic scope has broadened to printing photographs on fabric, creating a dynamic dialogue with the architecture.
Specifically created for the Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia, in a black setting, “Apollo, Apollo” features a compositive image of the artist’s hands printed on a metallic mesh fabric, depicting a moment where the boundaries between the artist’s body and the colored material blur in the act of creating. The surface reflects visitors’ movements and contributes to the quintessentially Venetian mirror effect. “Apollo, Apollo” blends the transparent with the opaque, letting light filter through, creating a gateway to a dreamlike world in which visitors question their own perceptions of reality and illusion.

 

A Collateral Event of the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, this presentation has been produced in the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton “Hors-les-murs” program, which unfolds at the Espaces Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, Munich, Venice, Beijing, Seoul and Osaka, realizing the Fondation’s commitment to mount international projects and make them accessible to a broader public.

Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia
Calle del Ridotto 1353
30124 Venice – Italy
Open from April 23rd through November 27th, 2022
Monday to Sunday 10:30am to 6.30pm
Open on public holidays.
Free entrance

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