Women of Venice

Carol Bove, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler

“The exhibition Women of Venice aims to reflect on the history of the Pavilion and Switzerland’s contributions to the Biennale di Venezia from a contemporary perspective, and to initiate new work, specific to this context.” Philipp Kaiser

 

Title Information

Edited by Philipp Kaiser. With contributions by Marianne Burki, Sabeth Buchmann, and Philipp Kaiser and conversations with Carol Bove and Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler

1st edition

, 2017

Hardback

96 pages, 29 color and 17 b/w illustrations

18 x 27 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-795-2

Content

During his lifetime, Alberto Giacometti declined numerous requests to display his work at the Swiss Pavilion of the Venice Biennale, which was built by his brother, renowned architect Bruno Giacometti. In 2017, the Swiss Pavilion will recognize the contributions of the enigmatic artist with Women of Venice, an exhibition curated by Philipp Kaiser with new works by Austin-based artistic duo Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler and Geneva-born, Brooklyn-based sculptor Carol Bove.

With sixty color illustrations, Women of Venice documents the planning and creation of the ambitious Swiss Pavilion at this year’s Biennale. The pavilion will explore Giacometti’s legacy while also reflecting on the history of Switzerland’s past contributions from a contemporary perspective, taking account of concepts like national identity and cultural policy. All three artists have created new works specific to the context, making this book a captivating look at the most recent work by these important artists, as well as a record of this historic event.

 

Deutsche Ausgabe

Women of Venice

Authors & Editors

Alexander Birchler

Carol Bove

Sabeth Buchmann

Marianne Burki

Teresa Hubbard

Philipp Kaiser

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Installation view of Carol Bove's sculptures included in Women of Venice at the Swiss Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, 2017.

Installation view of Carol Bove's sculptures included in Women of Venice at the Swiss Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, 2017.

Installation view of Carol Bove's sculptures included in Women of Venice at the Swiss Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, 2017.

Installation view of Carol Bove's sculptures included in Women of Venice at the Swiss Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, 2017.

Carol Bove at the Swiss Pavilion in Venice on 7 May 2017. (Photograph: Pro Helvetia/Gaëtan Bally)

Spread from the catalogue Women of Venice with Women of Venice II and the group of Carol Bove‘s sculptures in the warehouse before installation.

Spread from the catalogue Women of Venice with Carol Bove‘s A Bird (left) and a detail (right).

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Flora, 2017, synchronized double-sided film installation with sound, 30 mins, loop. Installation view: Swiss Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2017

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler Flora 2017, film still, synchronized double-sided film installation with sound, 30 mins, loop

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler Flora 2017, synchronized double-sided film installation with sound, 30 mins, loop. Installation view: Swiss Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2017

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler Bust 2017, silver gelatin print (88 x 72 cm) and brass sculpture with concrete base (154 x 47,9 x 53,3 cm). Installation view: Swiss Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2017

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler at the Swiss Pavilion in Venice on May 7, 2017

Spread from the catalogue Women of Venice. left: Flora Mayo and her son David Mayo, California, around 1940; right: Flora Mayo‘s passport from 1923

Spread from the catalogue Women of Venice. left: film still from production of Flora, 2017; right: Bust, 2017, detail (Alberto Giacometti and Flora Mayo with her sculpture, around 1927)

 

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