Biennale Gherdeina

July 22, 2016 – September 11, 2016

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY curated by Adam Budak

Center of Ortisei
39046 Ortisei / Val Gardena / Italy


From here to eternity investigates a possibility of an alchemy in today’s world of received ideas and predefined canons; it opens up a polyphonic and non-generic space where stories and matters collide and dialogue one with another in a vertigo of resilience and productivity; last but not least, it identifies “here” as a fertile ground of an unbound creativity, a zone of potentiality, set up for an adventurous journey towards a (kind of) futuristic, imaginary “eternity”, a presumably safe, heterotopic place where thoughts generously unfold beyond their local constrains and limits.

The exhibition is perceived as a conversation between diverse artistic positions that engage materials, economies, formal languages and references that consider the vernacular as an invaluable source, which undergoes a process of a necessary transformation, moderating histories, traditions, and legacies in a flux. Here, the vital forms of both an attachment and escape are at stake as active agents of a new identity formation; here, the conceptual geometry, mythological and historical ritual, tradition and illusion, self-reflexive craft and material/formal sensuality conspire with equilibristic of matter, perceptive magic, the corporeal and alchemic minimal mapping a trajectory from Here to Eternity.

Participating artists: Stephan Balkenhol, Michele Bernardi, Katinka Bock, Fernando Sanchez Castillo, Anna Hulacova, Franz Kapfer, Szymon Kobylarz, Christian Kosmas Mayer, Marzia Migliora, Adrian Paci, Nicola Samorì, Xavier Veilhan.

Vernissage: 21.07.2016 18 h

Openings Hours 

10.00 – 12.30
15.00 – 19.00