58th International Art Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia
Luxembourg Pavilion
New venue → Arsenale, Sale d’Armi, 1st floor
11.05 - 24.11.2019

Marco Godinho
Written by Water

Marco Godinho was selected to represent Luxembourg at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia with his project Written by Water.

In line with the main themes that guide his artistic approach, Marco Godinho’s work for the Luxembourg Pavilion looks at the relationships that mankind entertains with the sea. Always in search of new horizons, the Portuguese-born artist is a nomadic explorer of the geographical, political and philosophical margins and boundaries of the world in which he lives.

Throughout the centuries, the sea has fascinated humans and given birth to countless legends and projections, prompting men and women to embark on daring exploratory journeys that have durably changed and defined our perception of the world. Yet beneath the romantic veneer of an epic space that kindles the imagination lurks a more complex geopolitical dimension.

Luxembourg’s presence at the Arsenale

For the Biennale Arte 2019, the Luxembourg Pavilion joins the Arsenale. Leaving the Ca’ del Duca, the private home that had been hosting its exhibitions since 1999, it has moved to the first floor of the Sale d’Armi.
Thanks to this new location, the Luxembourg Pavilion sits right in the throbbing heart of the Biennale.

Jury

In the spring of 2018, a jury composed of Emma Lavigne (Director, Centre Pompidou-Metz), Danielle Igniti (Director, CCR opderschmelz, art galleries of the City of Dudelange), Suzanne Cotter (Director, Mudam Luxembourg), Frank-Thorsten Moll (Director, IKOB Eupen) and Kevin Muhlen (Director, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain) unanimously selected Marco Godinho to represent Luxembourg at the Biennale Arte 2019.
With their choice, the jury wished to “honour the prolific work of Marco Godinho and his remarkable presence on the national and international artistic stage for the last decade. The invitation to conceive the Luxembourg Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2019 will allow him to realise a new and ambitious artistic project and expand his field of action in the years to come. His participation in this internationally recognised event – as well as the increased visibility of the Luxembourg Pavilion in the Arsenale – will give him an opportunity to further expand his professional network”.

Press Contact

Nadine Clemens
nadine.clemens@casino-luxembourg.lu

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Luxembourg Pavilion

Commissioner

Ministry of Culture, Luxembourg

Organiser

Casino Luxembourg
Forum d’art contemporain

Curator

Kevin Muhlen

Assistant Curator

Stilbé Schroeder

Visual Identity and Design

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Marco Godinho, Written by Water, 2013-2019, research material.
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Fábio Godinho

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Marco Godinho, Written by Water, 2013-2019, research material.
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Fábio Godinho

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Marco Godinho, Written by Water, 2013-2019, research material.
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Fábio Godinho

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Marco Godinho, Strait of Gibraltar (Europa Point), 2019, research material.
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Marco Godinho

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Marco Godinho, Left to their own fate #2, 2019, research material.
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Marco Godinho

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Marco Godinho, Left to their own fate #2, 2019, research material.
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Marco Godinho

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Marco Godinho, Left to their own fate #2, 2019, research material.
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Marco Godinho

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27.03.2019
Press release – English
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Press release – Français
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26.03.2019
Left to Their Own Fate #2 – kit
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Left to Their Own Fate #2 – main image
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26.03.2019
Portrait of Marco Godinho
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26.03.2019
Strait of Gibraltar (Europa Point)
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26.03.2019
Written by Water – kit
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Written by Water – main image
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Visitors

58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia Luxembourg Pavilion
New venue → Arsenale, Sale d’Armi, 1st floor

Marco Godinho, Written by Water

Exhibition

11.05 - 24.11.2019
Opening reception: Thursday, 9.5.2019
2.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Opening hours

10 am - 6 pm
Closed on Mondays except 13.05 / 02.09 / 18.11

Venue

Arsenale / Sale d'Armi
Campo de la Tana, 2169/F
Sestier Castello
30122 Venise, Italy

Access

Vaporetto lines to get to the Arsenale from the Piazzale Roma or Ferrovia (Santa Lucia Station) stations:
Line 1 + Line 4.1

Ticket office

www.labiennale.org

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