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On Exhibiting in Venice | Joel Swanson and Laura Shill

  • David B. Smith Gallery 1543 Wazee Street Denver, CO, 80202 United States (map)

Black Cube in cooperation with David B Smith Gallery will host a conversation with artists Joel Swanson and Laura Shill on their recent Black Cube exhibition in Venice, Italy. The exhibition, Personal Structures, located in the Palazzo Bembo off of the Grand Canal will be open through November 26, 2017 and is open concurrently with the 57th Venice Biennale. The artists will share insights on their artwork and experience in Venice.

About the Exhibition: 
Black Cube presented two bodies of work by American artists Laura Shill and Joel Swanson, both based in Colorado. The exhibition is curated by Black Cube Executive Director + Chief Curator, Cortney Lane Stell. Shill and Swanson’s installations consider the complexities of binary structures in gender and language, exploring the spaces in-between. The dichotomies presented in these works reference the age-old pattern of how humans perceive the world through contrast - good and evil, male and female, day and night - and go beyond the polarity of opposites by exploring the in-between spaces of gender norms and language.

The Personal Structures exhibition is free, open to the public, and will be on display from May 11 through November 26, 2017. Exhibition catalogues will be available following the vernissage.


About the Venice Biennale:
For more than a century, the Venice Biennale has been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Ever since its founding in 1895, the Venice Biennale has been in the avant-garde, promoting new artistic trends and organizing international events in the contemporary arts.

The Venice Biennale’s 57th International Art Exhibition will take place at the Giardini and is titled VIVA ARTE VIVA, and is curated by Christine Macel. The 57th Venice Biennale will include 87 National Participations in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the historic city center of Venice.

*Free and Open to the Public