Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition
11 May to 24 November 2019 - Preview days May 8, 9, 10, 2019
Featured artists: Joël Andrianomearisoa
Commissioner: Ministry of Communication and Culture of the Republic of Madagascar
Curator: Rina Ralay Ranaivo, Emmanuel Daydé
Producers: Kantoko, Revue Noire
Madagascar will take part in the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia with its own pavilion for the first time in its history. Only during the last ten years have some African pavilions begun to appear, for instance, South Africa and Côte d’Ivoire.
This first participation in La Biennale di Venezia is a historic event it is a sign of dynamism and modernity that reflects a positive image of the country at national and international levels
Joël Andrianomearisoa was chosen to represent his country alongside curators Rina Ralay Ranaivo and Emmanuel Daydé, due to the invention and maturity of his work and his international reputation.
Throughout his career, his work has been shown in many prestigious international cultural institutions such as the Maxxi in Roma, the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, the Smithsonian in Washington, the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
I Have Forgotten The Night is the result of the artist’s work develops around a non-explicit, often abstract, narration, developed over time through different mediums often textiles, paper, sometimes wood, minerals, or from unexpected objects (mirrors, perfumes, stamps ... etc.) with which he reinvents magic and causes the emotion. This “aesthetic emotion”, often sought and rarely achieved, and which is beyond comment. The scenographic pavilion work invades every part of his viewers’ sensitive space.