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There I will display 19 recent and unpublished works that, in a way, make up a synthesis of these years of observation and experimentation with stones.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

SP-Arte 2018 – 14th edition

 

SP-Arte: come and see

Be sure not to miss SP-Arte 2018, which brings together 131 national and international galleries in the Biennial Pavilion. This 14th SP-Arte will be from April 11 to 15 and my work will be there, in the Lume Gallery (B2 ground floor).

Today, SP-Arte is the most important international and contemporary art fair in Brazil. I will present, in the Lume Gallery, bronze sculptures and crystals that reflect the current moment of my work with stones, which as you know, are my passion.

Be sure to go, every year the fair is better and richer in experiences that will surely delight you!

I’ll wait for you for coffee!

 

 

SP-Arte/2018

Open: April, 12 to 15

Thursday to Saturday, from 13h to 21h. Sunday, from 11am to 7pm.

Preview: April, 11

Pavilhão da Bienal

Parque Ibirapuera, Portão 3

São Paulo, Brasil

 

More info: www.sp-arte.com/en/visitors

33rd International Art Biennial of São Paulo

33rd International Art Biennial of São Paulo – Denise Milan

Friends, now it is no longer a secret: I was invited by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro to present my work with the stones at the 33rd Biennial of São Paulo – Affective Allegiances, to be held in September, at the Biennial Pavilion, in Ibirapuera Park.

This metaphor that I have been building over the years and that connects the mysteries and enchantments of our planet’s underground with the transformations and changes taking place in each one of us, will be transformed into a facility located on the top floor of the pavilion. When you visit the Biennial, be sure not to miss it.

I don’t even need to say how happy I was with this invitation! For me, it is a unique opportunity to convey the lessons from the origins that I have mined during my life. The 33rd Biennial has a different application of the work that I will share with you here in this space for idea exchange. Come visit! #bienalsp2018 #denisemilan

Photo: Thomas Susemihl

Published in Veja São Paulo Magazine!

It is great to see the work of esteemed people, but it is even better to build the possibility of real changes in the lives of dozens of children and adolescents through art and symbolic experimentation!
Take a look at the report that Veja São Paulo has done on the procession of the Precious Lives of Heliopolis and see why I am bubbling with pride for this whole group!