Valentin Carron. Swiss Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale 2013

The artist Valentin Carron is representing Switzerland at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in the Swiss Pavilion in the Giardini. Carron conceived an exhibition that consists of wall and floor-based sculptural pieces, installation and readymade artwork. An over 80 meters long iron snake greets the visitor at the entrance and accompanies him through the whole exhibition. The main room of the pavilion features Windows, wall-based artworks inspired by the public and religious architecture of the 1950s which recall modernist abstract paintings – but are in fact made out of fibre-glass. The show is complemented by a collection of flattened musical instruments cast in bronze, and a Piaggio Ciao scooter. The exhibition is curated by Giovanni Carmine, director of Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen.

Valentin Carron was born in 1977 in Martigny, Switzerland). Recent solo exhibitions include Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2010; La Conservera, Murcia, Spain, 2009; Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland, 2007 and at the Swiss Institute, New York, USA, 2006. A solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, is planned for 2014.

Valentin Carron. Pavilion of Switzerland at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Professional Preview, May 30, 2013.

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