Nuova Icona on Thu, 3 Jun 1999 01:16:00 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> june events

Dear Sir, Ms

I am writing to inform you on the activities which I am organizing for
Nuova Icona* (see below) during the period of the "Venice Biennale

1     Nuova Icona is organizing and hosting in its seat on Giudecca
(address: Giudecca 454 - Vaporetto n=B082 stop "Giudecca"), "Instances",
the Pavilion of the Irish Republic. The artist is Anne Tallentire.
Inauguration on June 11th, 6 to 8 p.m.. The show will be open until
September 30, from Tuesday to Sunday, 11a.m.-7p.m.;

A catalogue will be produced. It is an official event of the 48a
Biennale of Venice.

2     "Feature Film" by Douglas Gordon.  Nuova Icona organizes the
projection at the Cinema Giorgione (address: Cinema Giorgione,
Cannaregio, Santi Apostoli - Vaporetto N=B01 stop "C=E0 d'Oro") of the
Italian preview showing (and almost worldwide preview considering that
on those dates the work will have been seen only in London and Koln) of
the work The opening evening will be June 9th at 7 p.m.. The work will
be projected from 9 to 12 June, from 7 to 12 p.m.. This work is a
co-production by Artangel, London, the Georges Pompidou Centre and
Kunstverein Koln. Nuova Icona is organizer and sponsor for the Venetian
event, with the help of Consorzio Venezia Nuova and The British

This event has been granted the position of "iniziativa a latere della
48a Biennale di Venezia".

3     An exibition by the Canadian artist David Neel, entitled
"Walas-Kwis-Gila" ('travelling long distances') is being held in a new
location on the Grand Canal (address: Campo San Stae, Santa Croce
1979/a, Vaporetto N=B01 stop "San Stae"). Nuova Icona is acting as local
organizer of the show, curated by Elspeth Sage of " On Edge" a
non-commercial organization from Vancouver. Opening: June 10th at
12a.m. Until June 25, from Tuesday to Sunday, 11a.m. to 7 p.m. Infos
also on the internet

This event has been granted the position of "iniziativa a latere della
48a Biennale di Venezia".

4     "Happy Ending", a selection of young artists of the Academy of Fine
Arts of Venice, Second Chair of Engraving, curated by Vittorio Urbani
and Onorina Frazzi in two venues:

     a) the San Trovaso quarters of the Accademy (address: Dorsoduro 947,
vaporettos nn=B0 82, 51, 52 stop "Zattere");

     b) and in the new beerhouse "Birraria" in Campo San Polo (address:
Campo San Polo, 2168).

Both will inaugurate on June 9th, hrs. 10-12 a.m. The exhibition at the
Accademia will be open until June 30, Tuesday to Friday, hrs. 10 a.m.-5
p.m.. The exhibition at the Birraria will continue until September 30,
Tuesday to Sunday, hrs. 10a.m.-12p.m.. A pamphlet will be produced.

5     In the Oratorio di San Ludovico, second and new exibition venue of
the Nuova Icona, will be held the exibition of Victor Matthews and
Ren=E9e Cox, two Afro-American artists, with Kathleen Goncharov and
Vittorio Urbani as co-curators. This event also constitutes the
launching of this new non-commercial Venetian space. (Address: Calle
dei Vecchi, Dorsoduro 2552, Vaporetto N=B082 stop "San Basilio") The show
will be opened on June 10th, hrs 7 / 10 p.m., and will continue until
July 30, Tuesday to Sunday, hrs. 11a.m.-7p.m.. A catalogue with a text
by Francesco Clemente and the curators will be produced.

This event has been granted the position of "iniziativa a latere della
48a Biennale di Venezia".

- There will be also a Rap concert, by the Hip-Hop movement founder
"Gran Master Flash" in conjunction with this exibition on the Campo
Santa Margherita. The concert will be on June 10ths at 10 p.m.

6     On the two banks of the Rio di Cannaregio Nuova Icona is handling and
organizing "Fuoricampo" a series of set-ups by different artists who
are each proposed from a reality of an Italian non-commercial art
organizzations (that are: Maze from Turin, Le Nuvole from Palermo,
Museo Teo from Milan and Nuova Icona herself). The show will be in
different locations, all of them within reach with a short walk.
(Vaporetto N=B041 and 42, stops "Le Guglie" and "Tre Archi"). Names of
the invited artists: Enzo Apruzzese, Giovanni Bai, Fabio Cascardi, Anne
Cl=E9mence de Groll=E9c, Gaetano Cipolla, Carolina Gozzini, Marco Memeo,
Sandro Scalia, Teo Telloli, Giuseppe Zimmardi.  Openings: June 8, hrs
6p.m. and June 11th, hrs 4 p.m.. The show will be open only between
June 9th and 13th, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m..

The idea is to create an opportunity for artists "outside the right
circles" and at the same time to present our own way of working as
non-commercial organizers, which is still innovative and important for
the Italian art situation, thus fostering the creation of on operative

With the contribute of Codess-Cultura, Venice

Under the patronage of Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice.

A catalogue with texts by Vittorio Urbani, Adriano Donaggio and Lidia
Panzeri will be published.

7     "Marking Time", a video installation created by the British artist
Terry Smith for the Venetian palace C=E0 Rezzonico, commissioned by Nuova
Icona. It will be open from June 9 to 12, hrs 11a.m. to 7p.m..

With the contribute of the The British Council

Under the patronage of Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice.

A catalogue with a text by Lisa Corrin will document the event.

For informations on all the above listed events write or e-mail to
Nuova Icona.

* What is Nuova Icona?

NUOVA ICONA is a non commercial art organization based in Venice,
specialized in the promotion and realization of contemporary visual art
events. It has been founded in 1993 by a group of private citizen.
Nuova Icona is dedicated to realize artist's projects without
preclusion towards artistic tendencies, to create and host travelling
exhibitions and to publish catalogues. Its two venues, the gallery on
the Giudecca island and the Oratorio di San Ludovico, allows to host
different events and to keep a wide span of interests.

With an experimental attitude in the field of contemporary art, Nuova
Icona views itself as the organizative element, the active layer
between the public and the artist, a workshop where projects can be
realized. Nuova Icona is interested to keep its sight on a worldwide
panorama, and welcomes the cooperation with similar-minded art

Nuova Icona' projects are realized thank to private sponsorships;
<underline>new subscriptions are really welcome</underline>. An annual
subscription give access to a roughly bi-monthly newsletter, the
catalogues published during the year, the invitations to private
openings attended by the artists and once/twice a year an art work
realized in a limited edition only for the subscribers.

The annual fee is 250.000 Italian lire.

PS.:  if you are not interested to be informed on Nuova Icona's
activities in future, simply send this message back. Thank you!

<<end of the message>

Vittorio Urbani

Nuova Icona

Giudecca 454

30133 Venezia

tel.e fax. 041-5210101


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