ALEC VON BARGEN - 56TH VENICE BIENNALE - MAN, FORGOTTEN - ARSENALE
Exhibitions, Italy, Venezia, 07 May 2015
With 15 artists exhibiting across two pavilions for seven months, "Swatch Faces"—the Swiss watch house's contribution to 2015's Venice Biennale as its main partner—is impressive in numbers. In person, it's even more so—from glowing flowers to large-scale photo works, sound projects and more.

Part of "Swatch Faces" is Alec von Bargen's photo project, “Man Forgotten"—a black and white image of a person walking on a stormy beach, with splashes of transparent, metallic red. The image is divided and displayed along the wall and the floor. “My work in general is broken up into panels, because I don’t see memories as something made of one image; it’s fragments,” von Bargen tells CH. "This series, it’s a continuation of my research into the human being trying to find its place in the world—from political refugees that are forced to escape to just trying to find your place," he continues.

The 56th Venice Biennale theme is “All the World’s Futures" and runs through 22 November, 2015.

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catherine burg
3 years ago
Compliments !
Daniele Meli Salvadori
3 years ago
Grande!!!! :)
Rudolf Lichtenegger
3 years ago
Complimenti!!!!!!
Teresa Palombini
3 years ago
Auguri!!

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