Under the title “The Time of Chimeras”, Marina Núñez and Miguel Soler-Roig participate, along with 20 other artists of different nationalities, in the first Cryptographic exhibition presented as part of the official program of the 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.
The curators of the exhibition Sandro Orlandi and Paul Emmanuel Loga Mahop focus on imagination as a key aspect of artistic creation.
The project is designed in resonance with the general theme of La Biennale 2022 “The Milk of Dreams”, directed on this occasion by Italian curator Cecilia Alemani, who has been inspired by Leonora Carrington’s book, based on themes such as the metamorphosis of bodies or the relationship between individuals and technologies.
The works of Spanish artists Marina Núñez and Miguel Soler-Roig, who have developed mutant pieces in which bodies, mediated by technology and nature, are the protagonists, revolve around these discursive axes.
The exhibition is part of the proposal presented by Cameroon, divided into two pavilions with the purpose of boosting the country’s visibility in its first participation in La Biennale di Venezia.
One pavilion is dedicated to the work of mostly Cameroonian artists, while a second pavilion, located in the Palazzo Bernardo, is dedicated to an innovative bet on the NFT (Non Fungible Token).
The idea of juxtaposing works by international and Cameroonian artists stems from the desire to encourage dialogue in light of the African country’s complex history.
The exhibition provides a great opportunity to meet experts in digital art and cultivate relationships with the most prominent platforms in the sector.
The exhibition “The Time of Chimeras” opens to the general public on April 23, the opening date of La Biennale.
Images courtesy of Marina Nuñez, work Skinless and Miguel Soler-Roi, work Furia de Eos.