Pavlo Makov rappresenta l'Ucraina alla Biennale di Venezia col progetto The Fountain of Exhaustion. Acqua alta.
Pavlo Makov: The Fountain of Exhaustion. Acqua alta
Arsenale, Arsenale, Castello
Title: The Fountain of Exhaustion. Acqua alta
Commissioner: Kateryna Chuyeva, Deputy Minister for European Integration of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine
Curators: Lizaveta German, Maria Lanko, Borys Filonenko
Exhibitor: Pavlo Makov
When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th, 2022, the team behind the Ukrainian Pavilion had to reunite with their families and find a safe place to shelter. All the work on the project was suspended due to safety concerns
The pavilion of Ukraine presents Pavlo Makov‘s “Fountain of Exhaustion“, a kinetic sculpture consisting of 72 copper funnels, mounted to a three square meter (10 feet) platform. The funnels are arranged one below the other in the form of a pyramid. The water poured into each funnel is divided into two streams, feeding the funnels below it in the pyramid. Only a few drops reach the bottom, symbolizing exhaustion on a personal and global level.