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Italian Pavillon, La Biennale di Venezia, Aspiratori | Base 1 + viti

Venice, Italy

Folio Base 1 + viti

Edited by: Eugenio Viola 
Work of: Gian Maria Tosatti Studio
Promoted by: Creatività Contemporanea, MIC

"Storia della Notte e Destino delle Comete Italian Pavillon 59th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia. Folio is the Official Technical Sponsor of the large environmental installation by Gian Maria Tosatti, curated by Eugenio Viola for the Italian Pavilion 59. International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, promoted by the General Directorate for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture Venice, 23 April 2022 - 27 November 2022". The second room of the Italian Pavilion encloses a sculptural and surreal space with several industrial vacuum cleaners unravelling inside. Natural light of the Folio Base 1 + Viti panels backlights the skylights, drawing attention to the worn ceilings of the disused factory. The white-clad walls and spotless floor enhance an already aseptic and melancholic environment, amplifying the intense light emanating from Folio Base 1 + Screws. The custom-made luminous bodies are an integral part of the architecture and become protagonists in the symbolic tale of the rise and fall of the Italian industrial dream.