GALLERIA A PLUS A | SCHOOL FOR CURATORIAL STUDIES VENICE (Venice)
Curatorial contribution with works live and on exhibit by Irwin, Mladen Miljanovic, OHO Group, Matej Stupica & Lenka Dorojevic .
Mladen Miljanovic, The Guard of Honour. Durational performance at the III Venice International Performance Art Week 2016. Image © Alexander Harbaugh.
plus A Gallery has been the official venue for the Slovenian pavilion at the
Venice Biennale from 1998 till 2014. During this period and under the direction
of Aurora Fonda it has been a hub for Slovene, local and international artists
functioning during the whole year as a public gallery and not only as a
national pavilion. Since 2015, still under the direction of Aurora Fonda and
Sandro Pignotti, A plus A has been transformed into a private enterprise, a
gallery space dedicated to experimenting with new exhibition formats, with the
aim of becoming a centre for contemporary art in Venice capable of promoting
and supporting local and international artists in the production of
exhibitions and projects. Among our principal activities is the The School for
Curatorial Studies Venice, which since 2004 has welcomed students in Venice to
participate in the Course in Curatorial Practices and Contemporary Arts. The
School for Curatorial Studies Venice is working with the gallery hand in hand.
It was founded by Aurora Fonda in 2004 in Venice with the purpose of creating
an open laboratory for the expression of creativity in the field of visual arts
and the professions related to contemporary art. The Course in Curatorial
Practices and Contemporary Arts, now in its 24nd edition, is articulated on
both a practical and theoretical level towards an experimental approach,
culminating in a final event organized by the participating students. The
course is an ambitious and challenging project that aims to offer a vision of
the complex world of contemporary art and offers a constructive contribution
through the works produced by the School and its students.
At the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK, Galleria A plus A presents a curatorial contribution with works live and on exhibit by Irwin, Mladen Miljanovic, OHO Group, Matej Stupica & Lenka Dorojevic. Further a supportive collaboration with the students of the School for Curatorial Studies.
Irwin. Exhibition view of EAM East Art Map at the III Venice International Performance Art Week. Photograph by VestAndPage.