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Lab'Bel presents a constellation of projects by David Horvitz during the Venice Biennale

BY L'art en plus | 30-Apr-2019
Venice, May 7 - November 25 2019. A site-specific project by Lab'Bel in the public space during the 58th Biennale: an art performance throughout Venice. Curator : Silvia Guerra. Opening on May 7, 8, 9 and 10 during the Biennale professional week.
David Horvitz
Courtesy of the artist
"435 Ponti e qualche scorciatoia" is the second piece from the series "3 Easy Pieces", an art in public spaces project produced by Lab’Bel for Venice. The first one was "Concertino Unisono" by Michael Staab and took place in Saint Mark’s Square in 2015.

This project is conceived in close collaboration with Venetians, local institutions, craftspeople, residents and musicians. In this project we can see the heritage of the Fluxus movement whose energy permeates the entire series.

"435 Ponti e qualche scorciatoia" is a work by David Horvitz, a poet and artist living in Los Angeles. The project is a wandering through the city, sometimes flooded in acqua alta, where only the bridges connecting the islands allow the city to be walkable. Wandering is an unwritten manifest on slowness.

David Horvitz will do a performative walk over all of Venice’s bridges by night. How much time do you need to walk its 435 bridges? How many shortcuts can you take? Local tourist guides will tell this story, and take you to a place where a granita tastes like the Adriatic Sea. During his stay in the city, the artist will develop a constellation of projects in collaboration with Venetians: tourist guides, pipe organ players, artisans, and ice-cream makers, which will be activated during the period of the Biennale.

More than a calendar of events and performances, this project is presented in the form of a city map that indicates where projects can appear and disappear.

Find out and sign up for our openings during the Biennale professional week (May 7-10, 2019)

Tuesday, May 7, 7 pm - CONCERT
Chiesa San Rocco - Campo San Rocco 3063
Built between 1489 and 1508, Chiesa San Rocco hosts a monumental organ built in 1742 by Pietro Nachini. Near the church is the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, known for its Tintoretto paintings. Stravinsky’s Threni was premiered in this unique historical surroundings in 1958.

Wednesday, May 8, 5 pm - CONCERT
Chiesa San Rocco - Campo San Rocco 3063

Wednesday, May 8, 7 pm - READING
Libreria Marco Polo – Santa Margherita - Dorsoduro 2899
David Horvitz together with Francesco Tenaglia will do a reading of his recent publication "How to Shoplift Books" (Ed. Taube, Printed Matter, ChertLüdde, Mousse).

Thursday, May 9, 5 pm - CONCERT
Chiesa San Rocco - Campo San Rocco 3063

Friday, May 10, 11 am – TOUR IN VENICE « A LA CARTE »
"Follow the cats." The tour starting from the campo, will be designed by David and led by Elena Degan, one of the best Venice city guides.

To confirm your attendance to Amandine Legrand by email a.legrand@lartenplus.com
See you soon in Venice!