Gelatin Pavilion – Some Like It Hot

Venezia - 31/05/2011 : 05/06/2011

All’Arsenale ci sarà il Padiglione Gelatin del collettivo artistico Gelitin.


  • Luogo: ARSENALE
  • Indirizzo: Campo Della Tana (Castello) - Venezia - Veneto
  • Quando: dal 31/05/2011 - al 05/06/2011
  • Vernissage: 31/05/2011
  • Autori: Gelitin
  • Generi: arte contemporanea, performance – happening, serata – evento
  • Orari: dalle 10 alle 19
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Gelatin Pavilion - Some Like It Hot [english - deutsche version]

The illuminated nation of Gelatin presents their hottest sculpture ever.
Performers from all over the world become Gelatin to chop wood, flirt, play guitar, feed the furnace 24/7, be themselves beautifully and keep the fire burning.

A wood fired furnace in the Giardino delle Vergini (Arsenale) melts shards into a puddle of hot liquid glass. A very big lava puddle of hot liquid glass. Logs, fumes, smoke, cracks, heat, energy.

"Japanther" (Brooklyn) with others make music. Visitors may help, perform, be beautiful themselves

Friendly guest music performances by Philipp Quehenberger and Elin (Vienna)
(thanks to Franz West).

Gelatin will perform: May 31 - June 5 / 10am - 7pm
in the Giardino delle Vergini (Arsenale).

Gelatin Interview:
Gelatin about their wood fired glass melting furnace at the Venice Biennale 2011.
Interview in english [PDF] - Interview auf deutsch [PDF]

Technical facts:
Furnace: 2,5 x 1,5 x 2,5 metres, weight: 3500 kg, made of bricks, fireclay, graphite, steel
Firewood: 20000 kg (40 m3)
Glass: 1000 kg
Temperature: 1300 degrees celcius
Gelatin together with:
Ben Washington [link]
Christoph Harringer
Christoph Meier [link]
Daniel Kelly
Fridrik Svanur Sigurdarson [link]
Gabriel Loebell-Herberstein [link]
Gudmundur Hallgrímsson [link]
Michael Bäckström
Salvatore Viviano
Schuyler Maehl [link]
Tom Van Camp
Japanther [link]
enlarge map - view Gelatin Pavilion at Google Maps

Co-comissioned by:
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary [link]
Kultur Niederösterreich [link]
Forum Austriaco di Cultura Milano
Galleria Massimo de Carlo [link]
Galerie Meyer Kainer [link]
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin [link]
Greene Naftali Gallery [link]
Tim Van Laere Gallery [link]
Tomio Koyama Gallery [link]
Ofenkörper off & go [link]
Swarovski [link]
Weingut Bründlmayer [link]
Thanks to:
Gerhard Putzgruber
Karl Karner [link]
Klaus Nachlinger
Massimo Micheluzzi
Peter Rath
Thomas Aschenbrenner
J. & L. Lobmeyr GmbH [link]
Glesum Sippe [link]
Loderer Kunstgießerei [link]

Gelatin Biography: download [Word .doc]

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