PROFORMA Pavilion in Venice
12th May – 27th June 2019
Corte Supernova, Corte Nova 3561, Cannaregio 30121
11am-6pm daily, closed Tuesdays
Public PV Launch
11th May 7pm
Lead up preview 9th & 10th May
Events 7pm every Saturday, Artist Talks every 7pm every Monday
PROFORMA exhibits UK Greater Manchester-based artists during 2019 Venice Biennale.
PROFORMA Pavilion is an ever-changing exhibition presenting the work of six leading emerging artists whose work explores increasingly shifting notions of identity in the UK. The exhibition is part of a programme to develop the profile of UK Greater Manchester based artists nationally and internationally by commissioning new work, brokering new partnerships, international exchanges and exhibition opportunities.
The selected Greater Manchester artists are Omid Asadi, Lizz Brady, Nicola Dale, Nightshift International (Sarah Boulter & Elliott Flanagan) and John Powell-Jones who will create new work in response to weeklong residencies in Venice and the exhibition venue, Corte Supernova. Through a dynamic blend of performance, intervention, film, sound and live art, these new works will explore topics from psychological isolation & personal reality; power structures, immigration and conflict; superficial boundaries, mental health and social engagement; to relationships, intimacy, and aspiration.
Curated by Chris Bailkoski, Corte Supernova will become an active research and social space as new ideas are explored and artworks are created. This Venetian residency-asexhibition-as-event disrupts conventional exhibition practices by becoming a space that embraces the chaotic politics of change and processes of making through daily activity, weekly discussions and transformative events.