lunedì 13 maggio 2013

Coffee and ...

 (english below)

In Piazza San Marco il Caffè Quadri è un angolo storico e affascinante, il 31 Maggio alle ore dieci del mattino sarà anche un luogo artistico con l’intervento performativo di Jack Sal dal titolo “Coffee and..”

Nella Ponga Room del Caffè Quadri l’artista realizzerà un intervento temporale di accumulo.

L’iniziative è a cura di Manuela De Leonardis che presenterà anche l’iniziativa “Cake”  un progetto non-profit in sostegno di BAIT AL KARAMA, a cura di Manuela De Leonardis in collaborazione con Marimo – brandlife designers e M.Th.I. Music Theatre International in cui diciannove artisti internazionali si sono confrontati con un oggetto trovato, un vecchio ricettario scritto in arabo e francese, e il suo contenuto.

Coffee & …

Venerdì 31 maggio 2013 – ore 10

 Caffé Quadri, Piazza San Marco – 30124 Venezia


Performance by Jack Sal
55. Biennale of Art Venice
Caffè Quadri, Piazza San Marco - Venice
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 10 am

Coffee/& is a performance that focuses on the concept of accumulation in it’s  temporal sense and the participation of Jack Sal in his activities in Venice.In this new action conceived for the 55. Biennale of Venice, an event that hasbecome a constant for the American artist who, since 1997 has organized hisperformances in the "Ponga Room" of the historic cafe and transforms it into an ideally traced picture frame in which space and time interact with the number 7.

Without necessarily calling into question the symbolism of this number, betweenesotericism and magic, the 7 is the sum of the performances that Sal has created over time in this place; drinking coffee and using photographic POP Printing Out Paper.

"Coffee and" is also an expression in the English language to invite one for acoffee and a little something extra. In this way, the performance speaks in asymbolic way of all previous appointments by using the cups of coffee, and their position in the action of the performance, metaphorically drawing a map of theworld that is the journey of the artist.

In addition will be presented the non-profit project Cake in support of BAIT ALKARAMA, edited by Manuela De Leonardis in collaboration with Marimo - Brandlife designers and M.Th.I. Music Theatre International in which nineteeninternational artists (including Jack Sal) present their work in combination with a found object (an old recipe book written in Arabic and French) and its contents.

Performances by Jack Sal at Caffé Quadri:Café / Café (1997), The Doge's Ring / The Ring of the Doge (1999), Bitter /Sweet (2003), Minor / Key (2005), East West - Jack Sal and Yooah Park (2009) and O / Ring / O (2011). Other events on the occasion of the presentation of specific projects: Book: Pos/Neg (1999), and book and multiple: The Primary Drawings 3 +1 JackSal and Bruno Cora (2001), exhibition: Red / White in homage to Albert Mertz, Senko Studio - Viborg, Denmark (2003), Multiple: Minor / Key (2005) and Video: Video:Visions, produced by Dustintrouble (2011).

Jack Sal (Waterbury, United States, 1954, lives in New York, Rome and Todi), is conceptual/minimalist artist. His artistic journey began with photography and thetechnic of cliché-verre. In 1981 The International Museum ofPhotography/George Eastman House in Rochester organized his first solo institutional exhibition followed by others, including The Museum Ludwig in Cologne. In 2006 he created White/Wash II a monument for the victims of thepogrom of 1946 in Kielce (Poland). On June 23, 2012 the conference Jack Sal and the Chapel Gandini 1986/2012 (with Bruno Cora and Luigi Attardi), on the occasion of the reopening of the 18th church with frescoes produced by Sal in 1986 in Montà (Padua).

Among his major recent exhibitions: 2012 - De/Portees, Jewish Museum,Bologna (Solo Exhibition), 25 Years - Anniversary Show: Part 2, Gallery 128,New York, Jack Sal, Masakazu Yasuda, Chisato Saito. Going out Roonee -welcome to photography, Esprit Nouveau Gallery, Okayama (Japan); Transnational Art, 2012, Osaka Contemporary Art Center;, 2011 - O/Ring/OStiftungfür Medien Kunst und Philosophie, Berlin (Solo Exhibition) in/line Artcore contemporary gallery, Bari (Solo Exhibition); Nativity, The Ceramic Museum, Deruta (PG) The Artist as Rishi, Museum of Oriental Art, Rome; O/Ring/O, Caffè Quadri, Venice (performance - 54. Biennale of Venice), Action/Re/Action, Palazzo Morelli Fine Art, Todi (Solo Exhibition); De/Portees, IIC of Osaka and Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University (Solo Exhibition); Fotogenic Nan Sen, Roonee 247 Photography Gallery, Tokyo (Solo Exhibition);2010 - The Edge of Vision, Center for Creative Photography-CCP, Tucson AZ(United States), 2009 - De/Portees, IIC New York and the House of Memory and History, Rome (Solo Exhibition); East/West, Caffé Quadri, Venice (performance with Yooah Park - 53. Venice Biennale), Re/Vision, ZONE: Contemporary Art, New York (Solo Exhibition), The Edge of Vision, Aperture Foundation, New York; Jordan Festival Amman (Jordan), Chiamata All'ARTE - Museum Villa Pignatelli, Naples, An Austrian Walk/March, MIR / Museum im Rathuas, Gleisdorf (Austria).

Coffee / &
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 10 am
Caffé Quadri, Piazza San Marco - Venice 30124

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