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Wales in Venice

The Cymru yn Fenis/Wales in Venice 2015 presentation is …the rest is smoke by artist Helen Sear, a Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. Commissioned by the Arts Council of Wales and curated by Ffotogallery.

…the rest is smoke comprises a suite of new work conceived for and presented in five discrete spaces within the Santa Maria Ausiliatrice, a church and former convent in the Castello area of Venice. The title of the exhibition is taken from an inscription in Mantegna’s last painting of St. Sebastian, now housed in the Ca’ d’Oro in Venice: Nihil nisi divinum stabile est. Caetera fumus.

Our accompanying website www.experiencewalesinvenice.org offers a unique insight into …the rest is smoke exhibition from its development process and installation to the launch week itself. We are making available a wealth of resources for online audiences, such as artist interviews, documentation of the exhibition as it evolves, a gallery of works, essays, as well sound and photography that capture the excitement of the Venice Biennale.

Experience Wales in Venice provides a platform for the team of 15 artists who are managing the venue through its 7 month exhibition to tell their own stories about their experience of working as part of the Biennale and engaging with international audiences, in a variety of ways including drawing, writing, photography, video and interactive media.



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And Now It’s Dark…

1 October – 28 November

This exhibition is part of Diffusion, the 2015 Cardiff International Festival of Photography.

And Now It’s Dark is an exhibition of American night photography. The three photographers featured – Jeff Brouws, Todd Hido and Will Steacy – gathered here for the first time in the UK, have been drawn to places and spaces at night and in darkness actively charged by the transformative power of light.

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