Pavilion of the Seychelles
at the 57th International Art
Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
artists invariable make art about the Seychelles. They tend to decline to
comment through their work on global issues, or in most cases ideological,
theological or political matters which do not impact upon their home nation.
Sez – which comprises 16 of Seychelles's most important artists – has been
given the opportunity to interpret in three dimensional form one of the
country's most iconic and splendid residents; the giant tortoise.
has created a unique statement, customising a 'blank' fibre glass creature
(life size). Collectively the 16 sculptures show divergent aspects of
Seychelles's culture, topography and history. They also show the range of
artistic style and preoccupation present in Group Sez. In many cases the final
sculpture reflects and is informed by the past aesthetics of an artist, but in
others (particularly those artists who, more used to creating two dimensional
work, have responded differently to solid form) favourite approaches have been
abandoned in favour of something new and different.
is a collaboration which links artists, commissioner and curator. Group Sez is
a temporary network which may well continue past the end of November. Group Sez
is a buzzing, vibrant and energetic collective and the resulting work is full
of surprises and visual delights.
Location of the
Marinaressa, Castello, Riva Sette Martiri
Opening days: from May 13th to November 26th 2017
Open every day
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