On May 11th, Karen LaMonte debuted two major installations to be exhibited during the Venice Biennale. They will be at the Palazzo Franchetti in Glasstress 2017 running through November.
LaMonte's first monumental sculpture in marble, Cumulus marks the beginning of the exhibition at the entry garden of the Palazzo.
In the exquisite main foyer of the Palazzo, exhibition visitors encounter an installation of reclining and standing figures in white bronze and glass from the artist's Nocturnes series.
Other artists in the exhibition include: Ai Weiwei, Paul McCarthy, Ugo Rondinone,Abdulnasser Gharem, Loris Gréaud, Jan Fabre, Thomas Schütte, Vik Muniz, and Sarah Sze among others.
The exhibition is curated by Dimitry Ozerkov (Director of the Hermitage 20/21 Project for Contemporary Art at the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg), Herwig Kempinger (President of Secession, Association of Visual Artists, Vienna) and Adriano Berengo (President of Fondazione Berengo and founder of Glasstress, Venice), with the consultancy of Clare Phyllis Davies (Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York).