56th Venice Biennale, 2015

Exhibition Personal Structures

Beatriz Gerenstein participated in the 56th Venice Biennale collateral exhibition, “Personal Structures,” from May 8 to November 22, 2015.  This exhibition was organized by the European Cultural Centre and the Global Art Affairs Foundation

The aim of the Global Art Affairs Foundation is to heighten awareness about the more philosophical themes in contemporary art: Time – Space – Existence, in order to make these subjects more accessible to a wider international audience. The exhibition was held at the Palazzos Mora and Bembo in Venice, Italy. Ms. Gerenstein’s sculpture was exposed at the entrance garden of the Palazzo Mora

The European Cultural Centre emphasizes the commonness and differences between Europeans, in dialogue with works of Non-Europeans. Its aim is to stimulates a more conscious relationship from the spectator towards his daily surrounding aiming to increase the awareness of their own personal Existence as human beings influenced by a specific culture within space and time

“The third partner, my sculpture exhibited at the exhibition “Personal Structures” during the 56th Venice Biennale, was designed as a knot with three ends, not the obvious two ends. The additional third end looks up to the sky, suggesting a canal for an actual but unknown source of universal energy, the strength that makes everything possible.

The highly reflective surface of stainless steel reflects all the light it receives, like a mirror. It is the paradigm of the desire “to receive to share” with the others. Every person can see himself reflected in the sculpture, creating a between himself and his space and time”

Beatriz Gerenstein

“The Third Partner”  was made with Stainless Steel. It is 11 feet (3.1 meters) tall.   Its surface was carefully polished to get a “mirror” finish.