The Lithuania and Cyprus pavilion in the 55th Venice Biennale, oO, curated by Raimundas Malašauskas, proposes a living assemblage. It was held in a large public gymnasium located right next to the Arsenale, one of the main venues of the biennale. The sports activities do not stop when the show opens: the gym is running while the exhibition is running. It is a merge between the art exhibition and daily sport activities. In the exhibition, there is no single core or substance: art objects, non-art objects (balls, blooms, etc.), performance artists, local people, photographs, graffiti, lights, are equally distributed, while each element intersects with one another by being placed in a relation. Humans and non-humans, art and non-art, intersect with each other as they share the space together. What the viewer experiences are not just individual things, but the gestalt of an emergent whole. The multiple universes co-exist in one space. JaeWook Lee (MFA AP14) writes on “Becoming a Volcano: The Lithuania and Cyprus Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, o0 and Maria Hassbi’s Intermission” for INCIDENT Magazine. 

The Lithuania and Cyprus pavilion in the 55th Venice Biennale, oO, curated by Raimundas Malašauskas, proposes a living assemblage. It was held in a large public gymnasium located right next to the Arsenale, one of the main venues of the biennale. The sports activities do not stop when the show opens: the gym is running while the exhibition is running. It is a merge between the art exhibition and daily sport activities. In the exhibition, there is no single core or substance: art objects, non-art objects (balls, blooms, etc.), performance artists, local people, photographs, graffiti, lights, are equally distributed, while each element intersects with one another by being placed in a relation. Humans and non-humans, art and non-art, intersect with each other as they share the space together. What the viewer experiences are not just individual things, but the gestalt of an emergent whole. The multiple universes co-exist in one space.

JaeWook Lee (MFA AP14) writes on “Becoming a Volcano: The Lithuania and Cyprus Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, o0 and Maria Hassbi’s Intermission” for INCIDENT Magazine.