Catalonia in Venice. SINGULARITY

Venue: La Virreina Centre de la Imatge
La Rambla, 99
08002 Barcelona
Price: Free event

Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia (09.05 – 22.11.2015)

This December, La Virreina Image Centre presents filmmaker Albert Serra’s exhibition Catalonia in Venice. SINGULARITY, which Chus Martínez curated to represent Catalan art at the Collateral Events at the 56th Venice Biennale.

Serra’s latest piece takes the form of a large audiovisual installation projected onto eight screens. It was inspired by a conversation between artist and curator about the notion of the singularity, a concept that mathematicians and artificial intelligence researchers use to name the moment where our relationship with a machine changes, when technology ceases to be a mere tool and becomes a companion to the human species.

After being selected to represent Catalan art on one of the leading international stages, this project now comes to Barcelona through the efforts of La Virreina Image Centre and the Institut Ramon Llull. This initiative builds on the two institutions’ previous partnership, thanks to which the show 25%: Catalonia at Venice, produced by the Institut Ramon Llull for the 55th Venice Biennale to worldwide acclaim, was put on at La Virreina Image Centre in spring 2004.

A project of Albert Serra
Curated by Chus Martínez

Catalunya a Venècia. SINGULARIT