MIYA ANDO EMPTINESS THE SKY

56th BIENNALE OF VENICE
‘Frontiers ReImagined’
Museo di Palazzo Grimani

EMPTINESS THE SKY
(Shou Sugi Ban)

American-Japanese artist Miya Ando presents her immersive work, ‘Emptiness The Sky’ at this years’ 56th Venice Biennale,
as part of the group exhibition ‘Frontiers Reimagined at the Palazzo Grimani.

A contemplative work made from charred wood (shou sugi ban) and aluminium, housing the metal canvas paintings by the artist – sourcing inspiration from Japanese tea rooms and a childhood tree house. The two strikingly contrasting materials provide a meditative space, a private installation amongst the overwhelming noises metaphorically and literally, surrounding outside.

On view until 22 November, 2015

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Portrait of Miya Ando by Roy Ritchie

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Installation images by Iwan Baan