VICTORIA UDONDIAN / TAMLYN YOUNG
Opening: Monday the 24th of October 2011 at 6pm
Casa dei Tre Oci alla Giudecca, Fondamenta delle Zitelle 43, 30133 Giudecca, Venezia
Until: 6th of November 2011
The Art Enclosures project is a residency program for artists, created, produced and organised by La Fondazione di Venezia. The project aims to promote the work and the career of young African artists.
For the fourth edition, the scientific committee was headed by Simon Njami. Njami is a writer and an internationally recognised scholar of contemporary African art: one of the founders of the magazine Revue Noire, and the curator of the first African Pavilion of the Biennale in Venice (2007). After the committee received and scrutinised about 150 candidates, Victoria Samuel Udondian and Tamlyn Young were selected. From July 2011 the artists started living in the lagoon, kept together by a cohesive team made up of curator Mara Ambrozic, the coordinator-organizer Adriana Stradella and the public relations specialist Valentina Medda.
Art Enclosures specifically asked for Associazione E to develop one program of the residency. The curators Francesco Ragazzi and Francesco Urbano have guided and advised the two artists in the discovery of the lagoon territory and of the wider Italian and European art context. Through studio visits, various meetings, museum tours and constant critical confrontations, the residential project allowed a deeper understanding of the research developed by the two artists.
The results of this intense work have been displayed in an exhibition hosted by la Casa dei Tre Oci
which was open from October the 25th until November the 6th 2011.