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Allora & Calzadilla: Fault Lines / Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan

Fault Lines by Allora & Calzadilla is the first major solo exhibition of the work of the American artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla in Italy. The artistic duo that represented the United States of America at the 2011 Venice Biennale is known for their socially engaged videos, installations, sculptures and performances. Their work has been featured in many major exhibitions around the world. For their collaboration with Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Allora & Calzadilla conceived an exhibition that presents a selection of new and recent pieces that examine the concept of borders.

The exhibition takes place in the spaces of Palazzo Cusani, an extraordinary 17th Century palace in the heart of Milan, Italy, close to the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. The Palazzo, normally used by the Army Command for Lombardy, is open for the first time to the world contemporary art. Allora & Calzadilla transformed the unique space into a succession of sounds, sculptures, performances, and images.

Allora & Calzadilla: Fault Lines / Fondazione Nicola Trussardi at Palazzo Cusani, via Brera 15, Milan (Itay). Opening, October 22, 2013.

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Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla: Gloria. US Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2011

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla represent the United States of America at the Venice Biennale 2011. Their exhibition titled “Gloria” features a military tank turned upside down with a treadmill on top, an organ with fully functioning ATM machine, and business class airline seats.

The works on display are “Algorithm”, “Armed Freedom Lying on a Sunbed”, “Body in Flight (American)”, Body in Flight (Delta), “Half Mast/Full Mast”, and “Track and Field”. The exhibition has been organized by the Indianapolis Museum of Art and is presented by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

Allora & Calzadilla: Gloria. 54th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia 2011. Preview, June 2/3/4, 2011.

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Allora & Calzadilla at Kunstverein München and Haus der Kunst / Munich, Germany

Currently, Kunstverein München and Haus der Kunst in Munich present the artist collaborative Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. While the Kunstverein presents Allora & Calzadilla’s the three installations “Wake up”, “Clamor” and “Sediments Sentiments (Figures of Speech), Haus der Kunst shows the artists’ new work “Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared Piano”. At the center of this cycle of works, which were created over the last two years, is the critical examination of how power, militarism, and war are encoded through sound. Jennifer Allora (born 1974 Philadelphia) and Guillermo Calzadilla (born 1971 Havanna, Cuba) live and work in Puerto Rico. Over the last years, Allora & Calzadilla have been exhibiting internationally and are currently DAAD scholarship holders in Berlin. This video contains statements by Julienne Lorz (curator at Haus der Kunst), Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla, and Stefan Kalmar (director Kunsverein Munich). By VTV correspondent Gürsoy Dogtas. Munich, June 13, 2008.

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