VENICE. Itziar Okariz and Sergio Prego “58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia” 11 may – 24 november 2019. Spanish Pavilion. Giardini della Biennale.

‘Perforated’ by Itziar Okariz and Sergio Prego is the project curated by Peio Aguirre, presenting Itziar Okariz and Sergio Prego as the main artists for the Pavilion of Spain at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. An exhibition which proposes a perforation, metaphorically and literally, through performance, sound, image, sculpture and architecture. Sergio Prego’s project will occupy the Pavilion of Spain with a sculpture set in harmony with the Venetian landscape and its vegetation. While Okariz’s work will be located indoors, becoming the largest sound and performance installation that has taken place in the Spanish Pavilion. Moreover, for the opening days, the artist has developed a performance program.

Itziar Okariz’s art is characterized by actions that question the norm to do with language and the production of the symbols which define us as individual subjects. She approaches the private and public space from a feminist perspective.

Sergio Prego, on the premises of artistic strategies from the 60’s and 70’s, redefines the relationships of art and the exhibition space, artistic object and the aesthetic experience. Apart from the body, it is essential to take the material and the autonomy of the Postminimalist sculpture into consideration. Sculpture has traditionally been the most suitable medium in exploring the nature of the body and how it relates to space and time. (AC/E press-release)

Giardini della Biennale di Venezia. Sestiere Castello, 30122 Venezia, Italia

Image: ITZIAR OKARIZ, Las estatuas(2018-2019), videocapture