Signum Foundation presents PARTICOLARE. paths of democracy

Signum Foundation

May 25, 2011

PARTICOLARE. paths of democracy

curated by Andrzej Turowski and Grzegorz

Giovanni Anselmo
Mirosław Bałka
Elżbieta Jabłońska
Zuzanna Janin
Jerzy Janiszewski
Katarzyna Kozyra
Zofia Kulik
Goshka Macuga
Angelika Markul
Gioia Meller Marcovicz
Anna Molska
Ewa Partum
Józef Robakowski
Jonasz Stern
Mladen Stilinović
Marek Szczęsny
Stefan and Franciszka Themerson
Krzysztof Wodiczko
Andrzej Wróblewski
Gilberto Zorio
Artur Żmijewski

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.
accreditation: [email protected]

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.
free entrance

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. 

Signum Foundation

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.