May 23, 2019

Fluidity of Language

From the 22nd to the 31st of May, IED Venezia presents “Fluidity of Language”, a pop-up exhibition curated by the students of its Master course in Curatorial Practice and showing the artworks produced by 4 emergent artists, part of the project “Rothko in Lampedusa” organised by UNHCR – The UN Refugees Agency and protagonists of a one-month artistic residence in Venice.

The exhibition comes from the meeting of Majid Adin, an animation video maker and illustrator from Iran, now based in the UK, Rasha Deeb, a sculptor and painter from Syria, now based in Germany, Mohamed Keita, a photographer from Ivory Coast, now based in Italy and Bnar Sardar, a photographer from Iraq, now based in the UK, with the future curators Yunmi Cho (South Korea), Andrea Pastore (Brazil), Reem Marji (Jordan) Siddhi Shailendra (India). The exposition talks about the dichotomy of Life and Death, the Real and the Magical, of destruction and peace through the element of water, considered as a resource necessary for our existence, but also as a catalyst for numerous losses of life, whether it is because of its scarcity, or abundance.

Using as reference the Aristotle’s theory of the golden mean, the project exemplifies the ideal needed, to find the balance between the excess and the deficiency, establishing also a dialogue with Venice, the unique city built on water that has been in the past a multicultural center and continues to be so.


IED Venezia
Palazzo Franchetti, San Marco 2842
22nd-31st May 2019, 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Free entry