Photo © Archivio Alberto D’Amico /Silvestro Lodi.
Signum Foundation presents PARTICOLARE. paths of democracy
PARTICOLARE. paths of democracy
curated by Andrzej Turowski and Grzegorz
Gioia Meller Marcovicz
Stefan and Franciszka Themerson
Opening: Friday, June 3, 2011, 7 p.m–12 p.m.
artists shall be present
Press preview: Thursday, June 2, 2011, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
June 4–November 26, 2011
Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesdays and Saturdays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Catalog published by Marsilio with texts by Giorgio Agamben, Federica Barozzi, Germano Celant, Cesare De Michelis, Grzegorz
Musiał, Elisa Prete, Kacper Przyborowski, Andrzej Turowski, Andrzej Wirth
Signum Foundation, Palazzo Donà
Campo San Polo 2177
30125 Venice, Italy
Particolare. paths of democracy
Particolare. paths of democracy, the second exhibition of the diptych presenting selected works from the Signum Foundation Collection as well as works by invited artists will take place at the Venetian headquarters of the Foundation during the 54th Biennale.
With the first part of the diptych, entitled Awake and Dream, the Polish foundation inaugurated its activity in Venice two years ago. While the first exhibition was dedicated to the concept of desire, the second one, under the title Particolare (from the work by Giovanni Anselmo, 1972). paths of democracy, refers to the concept of democracy.
The concepts of desire and of democracy lie within the field of the foundation’s interests. Throughout a variety of artistic and societally-engaged activities, the foundation seeks to realize the ideal of openness to others. The desire of democracy arises in a society as a result of the pursuit of equality, justice and freedom.
The exhibition—within the obvious limits—is an attempt to illustrate the complex links between art and democracy. The changing course of history defines their mutual dependence in many ways but the defense of democratic values as well as the criticism of any new threats are always very important to the artists.
Established in 2002 in Poznan, Poland, Signum Foundation opened its new exhibition venue in Palazzo Donà in Venice in May 2009. This non-profit foundation promotes art by organizing theme exhibitions and presenting its own collection of contemporary art. The exhibitions and events of interdisciplinary character bring a new perspective to the presentation of art. The main goal of the Foundation’s activities is to offer an artistic analysis of the current cultural and social issues in relation to a specific site and event.