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Lin Utzon, Cosmic Dance II in Venice

27 May, 2016

Lin Utzon will present her project “Cosmic Dance” from 26th May in Fondazione Giorgio Cini (Isola San Giorgio Maggiore) as a parallel event to the Biennale of Architecture of Venice.

Cosmic Dance II, the latest show by Danish artist Lin Utzon, is due to open on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore at the same time as the preview of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia (open to the public from 27 May to 18 September 2016, official opening 5-8 pm, 26 May, by invitation only).

Staged in collaboration with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, the exhibition presents the most recent developments in the Cosmic Dance project begun by Lin Utzon in 1994. The project has involved holding exhibitions in various European countries, one of the most recent being in France, in 2014 (Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris). The show on the island of San Giorgio provides the opportunity for the first time in Italy to admire around 300 works, ranging from painted ceramic sculptures to oil paintings. They are the product of a fascinating, complex imaginative world developed over twenty years of career by an artist who sees the essence of nature as being a cosmic dance in which we are all involved and each element is intimately interconnected.

Her works combine traits from the Scandinavian collective imagination and nature, meshed with her Australian education and the Spanish tradition. This has led her to create stark, sinuous but imposing forms with a prevalent use of black and white.

An artist particularly well-known in Scandinavia and Australia, Lin Utzon is the daughter of architect Jørn Utzon, a Pritzker prize-winner and renowned worldwide as the designer of the Sydney Opera House. Throughout her career, Lin Utzon has experimented with all kinds of techniques and media. She lives and works in Majorca, Spain.

On 25th April she held a premiere in Es Baluard addressed to the media and the interested public, where she described this proposed revision of her work.


27 May, 2016
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