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Nicole L’Huillier, Hybrid Radio, 2018. Sound broadcasting performance for the Swamp School, a project curated by Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas

Nicole L’Huillier, Hybrid Radio, 2018. Sound broadcasting performance for the Swamp School, a project curated by Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas
Photo: Myles Kramer

Artists La Certosa, f.l.t.r.: Robert Lippok, Nicole L'Huillier, Jan St. Werner, Michael Akstaller, German Pavilion 2024, 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezi

Artists La Certosa, f.l.t.r.: Robert Lippok, Nicole L'Huillier, Jan St. Werner, Michael Akstaller, German Pavilion 2024, 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezi
Photo: Nick Ash

German Pavilion Venice Biennale 2024

La Certosa

German Pavilion Venice Biennale 2024

La Certosa

Duration:

April 20 – November 24, 2024

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
Special opening hours will be announced soon

Venue:

Island La Certosa
30100 Venice, Italy

Tickets are available from the Venice Biennale at: https://labiennale.vivaticket.it/.


Titled “Thresholds,” the contribution to the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2024 deals with history and future from the perspective of six artistic positions. “Thresholds” stands for the present as a place where no one can stay and which only exists because something was and something will be. In addition to the Pavilion at the Giardini della Biennale, the German exhibition will also take place at a second location on the island of La Certosa. By taking this outward step, the exhibition focuses on the significance of the threshold as a moment not only of temporal but also spatial transitions of nation state and territorial representations.

The artistic contribution to the German Pavilion addresses the topic of thresholds, steps, and boundaries through three scenarios. Two scenarios are developed for the German Pavilion at the Giardini, by the artist Yael Bartana and by the artist and theater director Ersan Mondtag respectively.

The Schering Stiftung supports the third scenario on the island of La Certosa. There, the artists Michael Akstaller, Nicole L’Huillier, Robert Lippok, and Jan St. Werner create a resonant space in a natural setting, which stands in contrast to the monumentality of the German Pavilion and emphasizes the idea of overcoming thresholds.

The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia takes place in Venice from April 20 until November 24, 2024. The contribution to the German Pavilion is curated by Çağla Ilk.

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Michael Akstaller deals with flow research, (hydro)acoustics, and acoustic research as well as the relationships between sound and space, movement and performance. His
scientific, artistic, and curatorial practice is often interdisciplinary and collaborative and has been shown at Silent Green, Berlin (2023), Lenbachhaus Munich (2022, 2021),
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2022, 2021), the 6th Ural Industrial Biennale, Ekaterinburg (2021), and HKW Berlin (2021), among others. Akstaller has worked at
scientific institutions such as the Federal Institute for Hydraulic Engineering in Karlsruhe, the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg, and the Federal Institute of Hydrology in Koblenz. Together with Jan St. Werner, he initiated the Class for Dynamic Acoustic Research at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg in 2017, which has been operating as an independent collective under the name DAF since 2021. He lives in Nuremberg and Berlin.

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Nicole L’Huillier is a transdisciplinary artist and researcher exploring sounds and vibrations as construction materials to delve into questions of agency, identity, collectivity,
and vibrational imagination. Her work materializes through installations, sonic/vibrational sculptures, listening and sounding apparatuses, sonic-cybernetic
experiments, performances, poems, and writing. She holds a Ph.D. in Media Arts & Sciences from MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2022). Her work has been
shown at Ming Contemporary Art Museum (McaM), Shanghai (2023), ifa-Galerie Stuttgart (2023), Bienal de Artes Mediales Santiago (2023, 2021, 2019, 2017), Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2022), Transmediale, Berlin (2022), Ars Electronica, Linz (2022, 2019, 2018), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC), Santiago de Chile (2022), 6th Ural Industrial Biennale, Ekaterinburg (2021), and La Biennale di Venezia – 16th International Architecture Exhibition (2018), among others. Nicole L’Huillier lives in Berlin.

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Robert Lippok is a musician and visual artist. He founded the band Ornament und Verbrechen together with his brother Ronald Lippok in 1984. In the 1990s, they worked
together with Stefan Schneider as to rococo rot and released music on numerous international labels, including Domino, Fat Cat, City Slang, Warp, and Sub Rosa. Since
2001, Lippok has been releasing solo projects and developing sound works for artists, choreographers, and architects such as Doug Aitken, Arno Brandlhuber, Julian Charrière, David Chipperfield, Clara Jo, and Constanza Macras. As a visual artist, he deals with perception, spatial sound, and architecture. His works have been shown at the Centro de Exposiciones SUBTE, Montevideo (2023), Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2022), the 6th Ural Industrial Biennale, Ekaterinburg (2021), Gropius Bau, Berlin (2020, with Joulia Strauss), Berliner Festspiele (2019), neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin (2019) and ZKM: Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe (2018), among others. Robert Lippok lives in Berlin.

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Jan St. Werner is co-founder of the music group Mouse on Mars and releases music under his own name via the Edition Fiepblatter catalog, distributed by Thrill Jockey
Records, Chicago. In the mid-1990s he was part of the Cologne collective A-Musik, collaborated with Markus Popp (Oval) as Microstoria, and developed music for the artist
Rosa Barba. From 2006 to 2008, Werner was artistic director of STEIM, a Dutch studio for electro-instrumental music. Werner has realized sound interventions and exhibitions in art spaces such as the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2023), Lenbachhaus Munich (2023), HKW Berlin (2021), the 6th Ural Industrial Biennale, Ekaterinburg (2021), documenta 14 Athens and Kassel (2017), Institute of Contemporary Arts: ICA, London 2009, and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf 2004. He has been a visiting lecturer at MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2016, 2017), amongst others. From 2017 to 2021 he was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg. There, together with Michael Akstaller, he initiated the Class for Dynamic Acoustic Research in 2017, which has been operating as the independent DAF collective since 2021. Jan St. Werner lives in Berlin.

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This Project is realized in cooperation with the following partners:

ifa-Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen

 

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