Exhibitions at Venice Biennale - PORTUGAL
In space, it’s always night.
Vampires in Space, by Pedro Neves Marques, Official Portuguese Representation at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia and curated by João Mourão and Luís Silva, is a narrative installation that transforms, in part, the Gothic architecture of Palazzo Franchetti into an unexpected spaceship, within which the wistful existence, dramas and routines of five passengers unfold during a long, centuries-long journey to a faraway planet.
For Portugal’s participation in the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, the artist Joana Vasconcelos and the curator Miguel Amado will present Trafaria Praia, a project in which a cacilheiro, or Lisbon ferry, is transformed into a floating pavilion and artwork. The commissioner of the project is the Direção-Geral das Artes, a Portuguese state agency operating under the auspices of the Secretário de Estado da Cultura, Governo de Portugal.