Elements of Being Apr 20-Nov 24 2024

WOVEN, in partnership with AIRIE (Artists In Residence In Everglades), is set to unveil the thought-provoking Elements of Being at the seventh edition of Personal Structures by The European Cultural Centre (ECC) in Venice, Italy. This multisensory experience is a fusion of art and activism, curated by AIRIE Artistic Director Cornelius Tulloch with the support of T. Robertson Carter.  

The narrative-based installation, a collective of diverse voices and interdisciplinary art forms, features artwork by Diana Wege, the creator of Earth Requiem. The piece incorporates interdisciplinary performance and installation, with original music by Jeff BealAIRIE Everglades artists in residents Arsimmer McCoyGentry Isaiah George, and Kunya Rowley present work designed to ignite collective action for environmental, social, and racial justice. Elements of Being explores fire as a multifaceted metaphor for humanity’s role in addressing ecological crises and fostering collective action for environmental stewardship.

The project is artistic directed by AIRIE’s Global Artistic Director, Cornelius Tulloch, and WOVEN’s Earth Requiem Project Director Klay Enos. Production elements are by Alexa CaraviaKristina Reinis, and Givanete Castillo. To learn more about Elements of Being and upcoming events, visit wovenow.org/elementsofbeing.

Elements of Being is on view at Palazzo Bembo, Room 18A, Riva del Carbon 4793, Venice, Italy 30124. Free Entry. Open Wed-Mon, 10am-6pm, closed Tuesdays.

AIRIE x WOVEN are committed to creating affirming spaces, exemplified by their collaboration with Pro Bono ASL. This partnership makes the exhibition accessible with visual cues and ISL accompaniments. The collaboration is directly supported by the Green Family Foundation (Miami), dedicated to supporting education, inclusivity, and commitment to the community.

The exhibition is supported by sponsors Bakehouse Art ComplexCosmo Art & Science FoundationGreater Miami Convention & Visitor Bureau, Green Family Foundation, and The Carter Project Miami Foundation / Christopher Carter. Project partners include Everglades National Park Director of Interpretation Alan Scott and park rangers.

Elements of Being sponsor, Cosmo Art & Science Foundation has set itself the task of promoting contemporary art and science to preserve the balance and respect between humans, animals, and the environment. In the future, Cosmo intends to support youth projects.

About WOVEN: A nonprofit organization aspiring to end violence in our lifetime. Founded in 2013 by New York activist and artist Diana Wege, WOVEN has expanded its vision to end violence against humanity, end intentional cruelty against animals, and find solutions to protect and preserve the natural environment.

About AIRIE: Since its founding in 2001, Everglades National Park and AIRIE have developed an action-oriented partnership, bringing over 200 artists, writers, and choreographers into the park for month-long residencies. “The AIRIE program is different from other Park residencies in that it is also helping us make the outdoors a place of belonging for all visitors,” shares Pedro Ramos, Superintendent of Everglades National Park, a critically endangered wetlands adjacent to Miami, Florida. “AIRIE is committed to uplifting the voices and ideas of BIPOC artists, especially as they relate to the natural world.”

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