Terrarium by Kapwani Kiwanga at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

On the occasion of the Biennale Arte 2022, Kvadrat is proud to continue collaborations with Kapwani Kiwanga on her new commissioned piece Terrarium.

The immersive installation takes place in the Arsenale’s Corderie, introducing fluidity into the space through a maze-like environment where vast paintings are mixed with sand-filled glass sculptures. Using 57 metres of the transparent Zulu, curtain textile by Giulio Ridolfo, and 97 metres of Air, curtain textile by Erik Ole Jørgensen, Terrarium presents visitors with a desert sunset palette environment.

The installation imagines sand as a political material: a harmful product of the oil industry, the raw material for glass, and a reminder of an increasingly arid planet. Terrarium is a development on Plot, the site-specific installation the artist created for Haus der Kunst München in 2020, which was also supported by Kvadrat.


About the 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia:

With more than 1,000 artworks and objects on display, and several projects specifically conceived for the Biennale Arte, the 59th International Art Exhibition entitled ‘The Milk of Dreams’ is curated by Cecilia Alemani and organised by La Biennale di Venezia.
23 April – 27 November 2022


Photo by Roberto Marossi, courtesy La Biennale di Venezia

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