After Bruno Ceccobelli, Mimmo Rotella, Fabrizio Plessi, Gaetano Pesce, Luca Buvoli, Arcangelo, Irene Andessner, Fausto Gilberti, Botto&Bruno, Marco Tirelli, Pietro Ruffo, Omar Galliani, Qiu Zhijie, is Yuri Ancarani from Ravenna the artist chosen by Caffè Florian for the 14th Edition of “Temporanea – The possible realities of the Caffè Florian”.
Concurrently to the Biennale Arte 2017, from May 12th to September 10th, the artist will present his new video installation site specific titled “Rio Grande” in the historical Season Room of the Caffè Florian at Saint Mark’s Square.
For Ancarani, born in 1972, is a return to Venice, after he took part at the Biennale Arte 2013 by Massimiliano Gioni. «Rio Grande represents the idea of a line that sometimes doesn’t exist», this is the theme Ancarani chose for his new work, a video filmed a few weeks ago at the borderline between Texas and Mexico. His works come up from a continue communion between documentary cinema and contemporary art, turning their gaze to a deep exploration into the invisible and less perceived areas of daily life, Ancarani stares into in first person.
The Caffè Florian of Venice, besides having nearly reached the 300th anniversary, it also boasts an important primacy of ideas. In fact it was in the Senate Room where Riccardo Selvatico, major of Venice, and other intellectual of the city came up with the idea of organize the First Exposition of the city of Venice, then internationally known as the Biennale. To celebrate this historic event, in 1988 the first edition of “Temporanea – The possible realities of Caffè Florian” was held.
Temporanea 2017 - "Rio Grande" a video by Yuri Ancarani