HyperPavilion is a large-scale exhibition that will be devoted to artists who make work about how technology has changed humanity.
The pavilion, which is produced by the “creative directors’ band” Fabulous Inc. and curator Philippe Riss-Schmidt, will be staged in three warehouses on the northern side of the Arsenale. Occupying some 3,000 square meters, or about 32,300 square feet, the HyperPavilion will include newly commissioned and site-specific works by all of its artists.
Among the participants are Andrea Crespo, Ed Fornieles, Julien Prévieux, and Jon Rafman. They will produce video installations, immersive cinema works, and large-scale projections. One artist will create what a news release called a “hologram theater.”
“Currently, artists are constructing and inventing imaginary compositions from an undefined frontier; a space of otherness, confrontation and mixed identity,” Riss-Schmidt said in a statement. “A coupling of the real and the imaginary. The artworks typically collect, archive, accumulate, digitalize, incorporate, and erase data. They are constantly evolving. Therefore, HyperPavilion is not about digital art, but about art at the digital age. Welcome to the e-renaissance.”