56. Biennale – Herman de Vries

Venezia - 06/05/2015 : 22/11/2015

Herman de Vries rappresenta l'Olanda alla 56. Biennale di Venezia col progetto to be all ways to be.


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herman de vries (b. 1931) is representing The Netherlands at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. Under the title to be all ways to be the Dutch Pavilion exhibits new sculptures, objects, works on paper and photography by de vries.

Educated as a horticulturist and natural scientist, de vries gathers, orders, isolates and displays objects from nature, directing our attention to both the unity and the diversity of the world around us

In his preparatory travels to Venice, de vries collected many objects from the Laguna, the Giardini and the city, resulting in multiple works both in the Dutch Pavilion and on the deserted island of Lazzaretto Vecchio in the southern Laguna. The exhibition is curated by Colin Huizing and Cees de Boer.

Special boat trips will bring people to de vries’s sanctuarium: natura mater at the Lazzaretto Vecchio, several times a week (on 6, 7, 8 and 9 May at 11:00 am, 13:00 pm, 15:00 pm). Tickets for these trips are available at the Dutch Pavilion. Departure will be from Ponte dei Giardini. No fee is required.

Access to the Dutch Pavilion requires accreditation for the Venice Biennale. Please use the accreditation form available on the following website: http://www.labiennale.org/en/art/press/

We look forward to welcoming you at the opening at the Dutch Pavilion. If you are unable to attend but would like to receive the press kit, please let us know and we would be delighted to send it to you.

For further information and images please visit www.venicebiennale.nl