Beat Kuert. FaultLine / TimeLine

Beat Kuert, Machine I Picture, 2015 (I)


From 09 Maggio 2015 to 22 Novembre 2015


Place: Palazzo Bembo

Address: Riva del Carbon 4793

Times: 10am-06pm; Closed on Tuesday

Ticket price: free entrance

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Comunicato Stampa: An historic house in the heart of Venice. Transformed into a treasure chest where, thanks to contemporary art, space and time expand to other dimensions. From May 9 to November 22, 2015 Palazzo Bembo offers Beat Kuert in Faultline / TimeLine, site-specific installation included in the collective project Personal Structures / Time Space Existence, sideshow to 56ema Biennale produced by Global Art Affairs Foundation and made with dust & scratches pictures and scenes.

Born as a film director, investigator of the vanguards of the image and language border, Kuert takes possession of one of the magnificent rooms overlooking the Rialto Bridge, abstracted from reality sensitive and molding it in the form of a box of dreams, where the laws of space and time they bend to those of sensory perception, in a osmotic exchange between the work and the viewer. Lingering on one aspect of strong and instinctive empathy between the image and those who benefit; with references to the aesthetic and formal pictorialism that, in the late nineteenth century, silt distances between conceptual photography and traditional arts.

Beat Kuert acts on the real space with a multilayer approach, which corresponds to his will touch more types of expression, in the convergence of Eastern mysticism and tradition of post-romantic matrix Mitteleuropa: large format paintings by the deep office material and gestural you overlap, creating hypnotic visual mazes; the same seducing and disturbing at the same time in the video installations that expand indefinitely the exhibition space.

A Faultline, split physical, yet ideal, through the walls and floor of the room in which it acts Palazzo Bembo Beat Kuert; a TimeLine flows in the form of video images on three screens placed on the floor, onto which the paintings. The visual imagery is oriented on the German expressionist cinema, with particular reference to Fritz Lang's Metropolis, orchestrating a portrait of that stems from the critique of contemporary society; with the urban space and its architecture that transform into theatrical backdrops for the representation of Chaos.