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.”
During the Art Biennale opening period, a free shuttle service connects North Arsenal with Giardino delle Vergini. Two public spaces accessible to everyone, without the need for an entry ticket.
Every day until 26th November 2017, excepted on Mondays, a water shuttle connects every 20 minutes between 11 am and 5.20 pm (except for 13.20 pm) both sides of the Arsenal, also connecting the Biennale with the Actv public transport line arriving and departing from the Bacini - Arsenale Nord stop and the lines departing and arriving at the Giardini stop.
North Arsenal Ticket Office: 11.00 am - 4.00pm