Roundtable at Roma Pavilion, Venice Biennale
Date: 17 September 2007
Place: Roma Pavilion Palazzo Pisani S.Marina (Piano Nobile), Venezia
Curated by Angela Serino and Igor Dobricic (ECF)
Artists and cultural experts will debate issues of ‘trans-nationalism’ inspired by the first ever Roma Pavilion and Armenian Exhibition at this years Venice Biennale. Presenting Roma and Armenian artistic production inside a world-famous exhibition associated so strongly with ‘national pavilions’ challenges the expectations of the public and the art world alike. But do the artworks in ‘Paradise Lost’ (Roma) and ‘Under Construction’ (Armenian) represent a ‘transnational community’ or a ‘historical globalised nation’? Do they usefully suggest alternative means of representing ‘community’ and ‘identity’ to those of the modern nation-state?
Debating these issues of art’s response to mixed belonging, temporary rootedness and cultural diversity will be Katia Anguelova (independent curator), Daniel Baker (artist featured in the Roma Pavilion), Silvina Der-Meguerditchian (curator of ‘Under Construction’), Annie Fletcher (curator of ‘Becoming Dutch’, van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven), Guido Tintori (researcher at FIERI, Turin), Timea Junghaus (curator of ‘Paradise Lost’) and Angela Serino (moderator).
The debate ‘(dis)located subjects, (re)defined communities’ was made possible by the support of the European Cultural Foundation ECF, which is also the main sponsor of the Roma Pavilion.
Here you can also find the complete transcriptions of Guido Tintori’s and Daniel Baker’s interventions, and the interviews with Igor Dobricic and Annie Fletcher >