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Off-Site project, 58th Venice Biennale 

May 10 - 30, 2019

Schedule of Events:

Preview and Performance
Friday May 10
1:30 - 2:30pm
Dannie-Lu Carr and Claire Zakiewicz

Opening Reception and Performance
Saturday May 11
6:30 - 9:00pm
Claire Zakiewicz

Japanese Calligraphy Workshop
Sunday May 12
9am - 4pm
Anita Cerpelloni and Claire Zakiewicz
RSVP info@clairezakiewicz.com

Wednesday May 15
7:00 - 8:00pm
Paul Morgan and Claire Zakiewicz

Experimental Printing Workshop
Sunday May 12
10am - 4pm
Anita Cerpelloni and Claire Zakiewicz
RSVP info@clairezakiewicz.com

Book Binding Workshop
Sunday May 26
10am - 4pm
Anita Cerpelloni and Claire Zakiewicz
RSVP info@clairezakiewicz.com

Finassage and Performance
Thursday May 30
6:30 - 9:00pm
Hector Canonge and Claire Zakiewicz


Salizzada Malipiero
San Marco, 
3209/A - 3160

Venice, Italy



ARTI3160 Gallery is pleased to present an off-site Biennale project IMPRECISION: The Aesthetics of Failure featuring new works by Claire Zakiewicz and a curated programme of performances and workshops by the artist.. 

IMPRECISION: The Aesthetics of Failure examines the tensions between failure and perfection: the techniques, limitations and the implications. "In my drawings, I've noticed that aiming for something ugly can produce beauty. Failure creates new pathways; it disrupts prescribed patterns," says Zakiewicz. "Drawing blindfolded with one’s attention on something other than the drawing, almost, always produces a quality of line, unity and balance of shapes - even - or more prominently, as control moves further away." 
Zakiewicz asks: What is failure? How does failure relate to imperfection? We often think of failure as the opposite of success, however, in many ways, failure can be associated with eliminating expectation or a state of not "consciously" aiming for pure perfection. Embracing "failure" per se can often lead to a more balanced symmetry. So, is failure the resolution? 

The exhibition will feature a new body of breath and observational drawings and video work that translates the architectural structures - line, form and symmetry, found in the distinct cities of New York, Venice and London, which are places the artist has recently been working between. Often influenced by the sounds and gestures found in each city each line represents a fluctuation in rhythm and density, becoming a geographical typography that visualizes both kinesthetic and sonic movement. Zakiewicz examines the complexities and differences between drawing from direct observation, memory, the imagination and from a prescribed pattern. 
The gallery will transform into a complete-interactive submersion of meditations in space - breath, stroke and gesture. “I layered each composition responding to various sounds, notations, and other drawing methods relating to duration. The durational aspect of each drawing is created by the connection between the brush stroke and the attention to breath,” says Zakiewicz. 




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