"Icônes" at Punta della Dogana
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"The medium is immaterial, but actuality is real" Kimsooja
"My body is a symbolic needle that weaves all the fabrics of society, geography, culture, economy, fashion, and everything around it. I wrap all the people around me, humanity, in my body and in my mind. I see video as a means of wrapping the reality of the world and nature."
"You cannot hold time, you cannot bundle it or archive it" Dayanita Singh
"My approach to photography is to treat the photograph as just raw material just as a chef would treat vegetables and to really listen to the images and see what they want to be, what form they want to develop into."
A three-part conversation on "Icônes" with Emma Lavigne, Bruno Racine and Marie-José Mondzain
The curators of "Icônes", Emma Lavigne and Bruno Racine, together with Marie-José Mondzain, author of the catalogue, explore the themes of the exhibition at Punta della Dogana, through the works of the exhibited artists and the link between the city of Venice and Byzantine art.
"The Image at the Limits of the Visible" by Emma Lavigne
It is a given that the very essence of the icon is reflected in the move toward abstraction effected by Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich, both of whom experienced spaces transfigured by the presence of icons, whether in churches, chapels, or izbas with painted walls.