Glasstress 2019

Glasstress is a traditional exhibition that runs in parallel to the Venice Biennale. This year, the show opens on the 9th, along with the 58th Biennial and will bring together contemporary artists such as Ai Weiwei, Tony Cragg, Carlos Garaicoa and Saint Clair Cemin, all invited to explore the infinite creative possibilities of glass. Vik Muniz and Koen Banmechelen, the curators of the exhibition, called me to participate. So, my work, Banquet of the Earth, that was featured in the solo exhibition orDeNAção, in the Gallery Lume, in São Paulo, curated by Marcello Dantas, will also be in Glasstress.

 

The installation Banquet of the Earth was created from fragments of glass and other minerals arranged on a table, as if they were plates put out for a meal. Why put these elements on the table? I think it’s an invitation to taste the minerals, chew on our origins, digest this knowledge and radically transform our perception of Nature.

 

If you go to the Venice Biennale, stop by Glasstress. There are 196 great artists busy answering the curators’ question: how does glass redefine their perception of space. And the location? An old abandoned glass oven on Murano Island. Splendid!

 

GLASSTRESS 2019

Local: Berengo Art Space Foundation

Address: Campiello Della Pescheria, Murano

From May 9 to November 24

Oficial site: Glasstress.org

 

Furnace in Murano – Photographer: Dennis Jarvis (CC BY-SA 2.0)

33 Bienal de São Paulo – curated by Gabriel Perez-Barreiro – about Denise Milan’s installation

 

33 Bienal de São Paulo curated by Gabriel Perez-Barreiro
Artist: Denise Milan

Directed and Edited by James Choi

Photos courtesy of Thomas Susemihl
Drone footage courtesy of Beto Albertin
Sunset footage courtesy of Fabio Knoll

Music “Portland”
Written by Marshall Usinger
Performed by Be Still The Earth

Individual exhibition opening at the Lume Gallery and participation in the 33rd São Paulo Biennial

O Avesso – obra de Denise Milan, Galeria Lume – SP

Friends, as of today my work with the stones will be exhibited in two São Paulo locations: in the Lume Gallery and in the 33rd São Paulo Biennial.
The individual exhibition orDiNAtion: the DNA of the stone, curated by Marcello Dantas, will debut tomorrow at the Lume Gallery.
There I will display 19 recent and unpublished works that, in a way, make up a synthesis of these years of observation and experimentation with stones.
Commonly, the fact that all creation always begins with the observation of Nature. From there, I continue in search of a symbolic language that reconnects us with our condition as children of the Earth.
Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro’s invitation to join the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo, whose theme is Affective Affinities, you can imagine, filled me with joy!
The project will occupy part of the third floor of the show. It is an installation with crystals that have strangely human forms and it was these improbable and beautiful similarities that
connected me to these ‘stony beings’ from the beginning: through them, it is possible to construct a narrative that reveals us and inserts us into a scenario which is larger and more significant.
The language of stones is a metaphor of our journey of (re-) knowing in the direction of a new bond with the planet that we inhabit and that, in many ways, also inhabits us.I will be happy to share these visions with you! Come by!

 

orDiNAtion: the DNA of Stone, individual de Denise Milan
Local: Lume Gallery

Opening: September, 4, 19h

5 sep – 10 nov, 2018

Adress: Rua Gumercindo Saraiva, 54 – Jardim Europa, São Paulo

fone: (+55 11) 4883-0351

 

33RD of São Paulo – Affective Affinities

7 sep – 9 dec, 2018
Local: Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, Parque Ibirapuera
www.bienal.org.br

Wisdom & Nature Participation

Exhibition that opens our consciousness about the strengths of our Earth.
PHILLPS and Le Ciel Foundation invite you to na opening party and private preview of WISDOM AND NATURE EXHIBITION
Inspired by the beauty of our planet and the wisdom of its people, culminating with a fundraising auction in aid of Le Ciel Foundation in New York this fall.

Auction
Wednesday 29 November 2017
PHILLIPS, 450 Park Avenue, New York NY 10022

Viewing dates at PHILLIPS
London, 4 – 8 September 2017
Paris, 18 – 22 September 2017
New York, 27 – 29 November 2017

Brasilis Island at the MAC

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Since 2012, the photographic installation Brasilis Island has been exhibited in the United States, in the context of the exhibition Mist of the Earth. It has journeyed through several institutions, such as the Chicago Cultural Center, Wilson Center and Georgetown University.
And so, now, Brasilis Island will go to MAC SP – Museum of Contemporary Art of São Paulo, where will be part of a show that gathers the works of 120 national and international artists. It will remain at MAC for 5 years!
I am very proud to participate!
Would you like to go see it?

Exhibition: The MAC USP in the 21st century: the era of artists
Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo
Curator: Katia Canton
Opening: May 20, 2017
Location: 5th floor of MAC USP

Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral, 1301 – Ibirapuera Park – São Paulo / SP

At Georgetown

Earth, 2012 by Denise Milan

I am in the United States, in Georgetown. On May 25, the sculpture “Earth” will be launched at Georgetown University and in this month of April Professor Naomi Moniz begins to teach the course on the Language of Stones at the same University, a work that I have been developing for eight years. Isn’t this something to be proud of?

This is what I believe in:

The blue stone egg — a prophet of unity within diversity

 

evoking our common origins
to envision a reunion of man and nature
providing a common language
where diversity translates to richness treasured and protected
freeing us to see Earth — one big blue stone!