The Biennial will open on the 24th of April, already starting from 00.00. The Yona Friedman mobile architecture event will take place early in the morning. Visitors should be careful and should not go to close to the area west of Wotan’s Tower and the Tower of the Winds.
1. Anxiety of Creativity, Possible Worlds and Secrets of the Artworld. Discussions revolve around existential conditions of creativity and its possibilities, 25th- 26th April 2009.
2. Farewell to Hidden Agendas – Towards an Open Post-Western Society? Critical Reflection on the 1st Ladonia Biennial International conference presented together with the Goethe Institute, 15th-16th June 2009. This seminar will bring together artists, curators and experts to critically examine the 1st Ladonia Biennial, and to assess this year’s Biennial in Venice with in-depth and critical reflection.
For the seminars Massimo Bartolini has made a special place.
Massimo Bartolini b. 1962 Italy
Massimo Bartolini’s work embraces various materials and techniques, from sculpture and performance to photography. His works have included an elevated floor that created the impression of distorted space; an installation in which a device on the heel of a visitor’s shoes altered the light in the exhibition space; and rooms suffused with perfume and the sound of leaking water. These, often sensual, artworks induce in the viewer a meditative state that is still highly experiential, making us reflect on the relativity of what is stable and unchangeable.
For the Ladonia Biennial the artist has designed the seminar lecture space, Seminar Island.