15 April 2022 — Announcement
The Countdown to Venice Continues
With just over a week until deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory opens in Venice we are thrilled to continue the journey with our latest newsletter detailing what’s new and upcoming.
As installation wrapped up in Venice be sure to keep an eye on our Instagram Stories for a behind the scenes look at all of the installation action.
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Meet our Partners
Collaboration is at the heart of much of Alberta’s practice and it’s a core value of the Scotland + Venice partnership. Over the course of this year’s Venice Biennale we will be celebrating and showcasing all of our partners across Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and on our website.
Ahead of the opening, we’d like to take a moment to pause to thank Creative Scotland, British Council Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland, Architecture & Design Scotland, V&A Dundee, Scottish Government, Forma Arts, Dovecot Studios, The Elephant Trust, Henry Moore Foundation, Art Night, Glasgow Sculpture Studios and VIAD (Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre at University of Johannesburg, Supports Circle and the numerous individuals who have so generously contributed to the project.
In the first in our ‘Three questions with…’ series you can get to know Art Night as we speak with their Artistic Director, Helen Nisbet.
The Milk of Dreams
In a world emerging from the pandemic and at a time of inner reflection on how we nurture the bonds of society that hold us together, this year’s Biennale theme is an apt reminder that our dreams of peace, unity, and international cooperation can be possible if we dare to imagine and work together for a shared future.
The theme, imagined and curated by Cecilia Alemani, asks important questions of the art world and our responsibilities for the past, present, and future.
How is the definition of the human changing? What are our responsibilities towards the planet, other people, and other life forms? And what would life look like without us?
They are questions that find a home with much of Alberta’s deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory work and as opening week approaches, now makes for a perfect moment to reflect and dream about what tomorrow can bring.
A Reflection on being Black and Scottish
Following Alberta’s feature on BBC 2’s Inside Culture episode on art and climate change, we were delighted to see her interviewed for The Art Newspaper ahead of the opening week of deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory.
Place, identity, and belonging play an integral role in Alberta’s work and with a rich heritage from Barbados and Scotland, her roots and life history paint a story of both searching for belonging and an innate acceptance when surrounded by the warmth of places she calls home.
Dates for your Diary
20th April – Scotland + Venice official opening week announcement
(please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in profiling Alberta Whittle, Scotland + Venice, or deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory
21st April – Scotland + Venice Preview
23rd April – deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory opens to the public
Later in April – the launch of the Scotland + Venice podcast featuring
Alberta Whittle in our inaugural episode
Stay in touch
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