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Sciame di dirigibili – Venezia

June 3 - July 5, 2009

We worked in association with Daniel Birnbaum to present a major new work by leading Mexican artist Héctor Zamora at the 53rd Venice Biennale 2009. The piece imagined that Venice had been invaded by a fleet of zeppelins and included a “real” airship that remained fixed, or “stuck”, in a narrow alleyway close to the Corderia building, one of the biennale’s main exhibition spaces.

Posters featuring a series of photomontages combining images of virtual zeppelins with classic views of Venice were hung throughout the city before the biennale opening and postcards distributed by souvenir vendors. Street artists were invited to make paintings depicting the invasion, advertisements appeared in the Italian press, and a video montage was created to simulate the zeppelin onslaught.

There was an exhibition which ran concurrently at the Garage, Moscow which examined the work Sciame di dirigibili – Venezia. The exhibition included the maquettes used in the work and a documentary film revealing a journey through the city through the eyes of artist Gosha Ostretsov. 

Héctor Zamora was born in Mexico City in 1974 and lives in São Paulo, Brasil. He has exhibited widely internationally, including at the Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2005, and the São Paulo Biennale 2006.