Nuova Icona and the 56th Venice Biennale

For the opening week of the 56th Biennale di Venezia, Nuova Icona is proud to present a rich program of events, meetings, performance and exhibitions spanning 8 days.

Starting before all the usual confusion of the opening week, on Saturday May 2, at 6 pm at the Oratorio di San Ludovico, Nastìo Mosquito will open a solo show co-produced with IKON, Birmingham; The exhibition will have a second opening on May 5, at 6 pm.

The National Pavilion of the Republic of Iraq entitled “Invisible Beauty” will open at Palazzo Dandolo in San Tomà on May 6 at 6 pm;

Official collateral event of the Biennale, “Jump into the Unknown” - a group show by the international network of artists “Nine Dragon Heads” – will open on the afternoon hours of May 5, 6 and 7 at Palazzo Loredan dell'Ambasciatore, in Dorsoduro.

Nuova Icona acts as co-commissioners for both the above exhibitions;

In collaboration with “workinprogress” we are, as in previous years, privileged partners of “Venice Agendas 2015” - an international conversation with specialized round tables on art issues - held at the Centro Culturale Zitelle on Giudecca island, in the mornings of May 6, 7 and 8.

Finally, we are supporters of the performance/social action “Luna d'Acqua”, by Davide Skerlj, which will start on May 9, at 8,27 pm (sunset) on the beach Blue Moon on the Lido, to spread later in the night throughgout the city.

Up ahead, on June 5, will open the exhibition “The rape of Venice”, by Andrea Morucchio, co-curated by Vittorio Urbani together with Matteo Bertelè, and hosted by the Musei Civici Foundation of Venice, in the Palazzo Mocenigo location.

Last exhibition of the season, on September 4, Nuova Icona opens, at the Oratorio di San Ludovico, the solo show “Don't They Ever Stop Migrating?”, by the Corean/Canadian artist Jinny Yu, co-produced with Ottawa Art Gallery, Canada.

Vittorio Urbani