FUTURE AND BEHIND (Un)contemporary art exhibition 5 - 25 August 2015 CON-TEMPORARY5 Calle de Mezo in Campo S. Giacomo da l’Orio Sestiere Santa Croce 1592 - Venice, Italy Hours: Thu - Sun 4.30pm - 9.30pm, Mon 9.30am - 12.30am Vernissage: Wed 5th Aug 6pm Exhibiting artists: Detlef E. Aderhold, Tete de Alencar, Duygu Nazlı Akova, Edgar Askelovic, Eskild Beck, Christin Bolewski, Rachel Boyle, Claire Burke, Tiffany Joy Butler, Oleg Chorny, Winnie KS Hui, Benna Gaean Maris, Marie-France Giraudon & Emmanuel Avenel, Claudia-M. Grimaldi, Leo Jahaan, Sao Fan Leong, Mary M., Jorge Mansilla, Massimo Jose Monaco, Abramo ‘Tepes’ Montini, Adrienne Outlaw, B. Quinn, RoC, Dénes Ruzsa & Fruzsina Spitzer, Elle Smith, Anne Cecile Surga, David Theobald, Jeffu Warmouth, Charles Woodman and Jody Zellen. Vernissage with live performance by Nara Walker. The 56th International Art Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia has been entitled “All the World’s Futures”, a title that perhaps would be more appropriate with an ending question mark. We live in present times characterised by agitations at a planetary level, by the fragmentation of thought, by the crumbling of ideals, where the disinterest in searching justice and respect is raging, where the past is repudiated, erased, or adjusted according to one's own interests. FUTURE AND BEHIND is an exhibition aimed to answer with critical sense to the prospects hinted by the title of this Biennale. Through the artworks of the invited artists, impartially selected for the motivations on the argument, it explicates a thematic itinerary deliberately biased: starting from the concept held in the phrase “aka-ta qhipa uru”, that in the language of Aymara people means “from now to behind”, this exhibition wants to suggest that if we want to see what are the good things in our hands, from which to restart, we must inevitably look at the past. The mentality of Aymara people is characterised by a one-of-a-kind and antithetical conception of time: unlike the contemporary man, who imagines himself transiting in the present with the future in front and the past behind, Aymaras see themselves with the past in front and the future behind. Curated by Jizaino and CON-TEMPORARY Art Observatorium. Details and invitation: http://jizaino.co.nr/con-temporary Informations: jizaino@gmail.com