The Australia Council has announced that Marco Fusinato and Alexie Glass-Kantor are the artist and curator for Australia’s 41st representation at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia from 23 April to 27 November 2022.
Marco Fusinato is a contemporary artist and noise musician whose work has taken the form of installation, photographic reproduction, performance and recording.
His overall aesthetic project combines allegorical appropriation with an interest in the intensity of a gesture or event. As a musician Fusinato explores the idea of noise as music, using the electric guitar and mass amplification to improvise intricate, wide-ranging and physically affecting frequencies.
Alexie Glass-Kantor is one of Australia’s most highly regarded curators. She is currently the Executive Director of Artspace in Sydney, where she supports the commissioning of contemporary art, publishing initiatives and research residencies, and is the curator of the Encounters sector at Art Basel Hong Kong.
Fusinato’s exhibition will be presented at the award-winning Australian Pavilion designed by Denton Corker Marshall, in the historic Giardini della Biennale. Australia’s representation at the Venice Biennale began in 1954, with 40 distinguished contemporary visual artists since having the opportunity to exhibit under the Australia banner.
The Australia Council for the Arts is the commissioner for Australia in the category of National Participation at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
“We are excited to have Marco Fusinato and Alexie Glass-Kantor as Australia’s representatives for the Venice Biennale in 2022,” said Australia Council CEO Adrian Collette AM.
“In witnessing their continued collaboration during this period, we look forward to experiencing and sharing this ambitious and unparalleled work at the Biennale Arte.”
Further details to be announced on the project in early 2022. For more information, visit: www.australiacouncil.gov.au for details.
Image: Alexie Glass-Kantor and Marco Fusinato – photo by Zan Wimberley