Coinciding with the 56th Venice Biennale, contemporary artist Lena Liv and dancer/choreographer Lindy Nsingo present Dancing Makes Me Joyful on May 7th-August 15th, at Palazzo Flangini, on the Canal Grande in Venice. The exhibition is the manifestation of a year-long collaborative effort between the female artists comprised of four multimedia installations and one pastel work by Liv. There will be two opportunities to view a live performance by Nsingo in response to Liv’s pieces (May 7th and May 8th).
Two monitors will be situated in the exhibition space; one depicting Liv’s process as she independently constructs her work, the other as documentation of Nsingo’s performance which initiated this artistic investigation. Neons will also be installed around the city reverberating the name of the show, Dancing Makes Me Joyful.
In the spring of 2014, Liv arranged a meeting at Villa di Corliano in Tuscany with Nsingo to explore the concepts of dance that investigates the reciprocal interaction of body in motion, the world, and human beings. Nsingo responded to the space with a choreographed dance. The ultimate results are several new works by Liv, which demonstrate the return of beauty as a fulcrum of art after the crisis of postmodernism.
DANCING MAKES ME JOYFUL
LENA LIV + LINDY NSINGO
7 MAY - 15 AUGUST 2015
PALAZZO FLANGINI - CANNAREGIO, VENEZIA