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Secret Location, Venice
The Sonic Eye
07.05. – 09.05.19
On the occasion of the preview days of the 2019 Venice Biennale, Spazio Maiocchi – Milan’s cultural center co-founded by Carhartt WIP and Slam Jam – reaffirms its commitment to the support of contemporary art and culture, by presenting a special three-day pop-up club curated by KALEIDOSCOPE, and powered by The Vinyl Factory. Held in a secret location in the heart of the Laguna, the members-only hangout will feature a program of artists’ contributions and related live performances, while also celebrating the drop of KALEIDOSCOPE’s newest issue.
The Venice event is the kickoff of THE SONIC EYE, a cultural initiative dedicated to experimental practices at the intersection of contemporary art and sound that will inform the program of Spazio Maiocchi for the next season (FW 2019 / SS 2020) through a series of performances, solo exhibitions, and artist residencies. Spotlighting the increasing overlap and interplay between these liminal fields across the work of a new generation of artists, the project opens up a hybrid space for intermedia experimentation.
In the framework of the Venice Biennale, the pop-up club will bring together artists who belong to a new intermedia avant-garde, seamlessly merging visual arts and sound. Exclusive visuals and artist cameos will accompany live performances by Warp-affiliates Aaron David Ross (American, b. 1985), Lorenzo Senni (Italian, b. 1983) and Evian Christ (British, b. 1989), while access to the club will be granted only to holders of a special card exclusively designed by Estonian artist Katja Novistskova.
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