16th Venice Architecture Biennale
Exhibition Time Space Existence
The exhibition was held at the Giardino della Marinaressa
May 26 – November 28, 2018
The Third Partner at the Giardino della Marinaressa
Beatriz Gerenstein participated in the exhibition Time-Space-Existence” during the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018. This exhibition was organized by the European Cultural Centre. Gerenstein is presenting one installation composed one monumental sculpture titled The Third Partner.
In Gerenstein’s narrative, every activity of human beings, such as love, business or friendship, requires an imperceptible but undeniable energy that facilitates our relationship with other people. The third end of the knot, the one that heads to the heavens, represents a channel for that energy, it is The Third Partner.
Beatriz Gerenstein named her monumental sculpture “The Third Partner.” It is 3.1 meters high (10.5 feet), made of stainless steel and has a mirror finish. A large, shiny knot is in the center of the sculpture. Three ends emerge from the knot instead of the two we always see. Two ends appear at an angle from the bottom of the knot and join the base of the sculpture in an elegant gesture. The third end comes up from the knot, towards the sky.
The Third Partner is installed in the Giardino della Marinaressa, a public park facing the Venice lagoon and a short distance from St Mark’s Square ( Piazza San Marco), an iconic place in Venice. The mixed blue and green lights coming from the Venice lagoon and the trees of the gardens produce pleasant reflections on the bright surface of the sculpture, adding a touch of magic to the whole scene.