CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2022 - 10th Edition
CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2022 - 10th Edition
ITSLIQUID International Art Fair
July 15 - August 05, 2022
Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello in Venice, Italy
Organized by ITSLIQUID Group
Curated by Luca Curci
Artworks on display - Masaki Hirokawa / 廣川政樹 - CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2022
Artworks on display - Masaki Hirokawa / 廣川政樹
Five pieces of my artwork were featured at the CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2022, held from July 15 through August 5 in Venice, Italy by the ITSLIQUID Group. I am deeply grateful for this humbling experience.

ITSLIQUID Groupさん主催、イタリアのヴェネツィアで 7月15日から 8月5日まで開催された CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2022展に 5点の作品を出展いたしました。大変名誉な機会をいただき、心より感謝申し上げます。
CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2022 - Masaki Hirokawa / 廣川政樹 - Booth 1
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We are glad to present you Masaki Hirokawa's artworks, one of the selected artists of CONTEMPORARY VENICE  2022 - 10th Edition, held at Palazzo Albrizzi - Capello.

He is a Japanese graphic artist, who produces art works that focus mainly on photo collage. He has done exhibitions around the world, and won numerous international design awards. He contributes his artwork to art annuals and specialty graphic magazines around the world.
CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2022 - Masaki Hirokawa / 廣川政樹 - Booth 2
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ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with ACIT Venice – Italian-German Cultural Association, is pleased to share the outstanding outcomes of the 10th Edition of CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2022, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art, that took place in Venice, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello from July 15 to August 05, 2022.
CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2022 - Masaki Hirokawa / 廣川政樹 - Booth 3
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The tenth edition of CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2022 analyzed the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between identities and cultural/physical/social/urban settings in contemporary time, through two main sections: MIXING IDENTITIES and FUTURE LANDSCAPES.
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MIXING IDENTITIES analyzed the hidden parts of our identities, through an immersive experience inside the fascinating universe of the complex labyrinths of our consciousness, while FUTURE LANDSCAPES explored the concept of the borders and the structures between body, mind, and soul, the human identity and the city, the space and the ground.
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The theme of MIXING IDENTITIES focused on the perceptions of reality and how it is expressed and communicated inside a complicated universe. During the exhibition we could see how Manecas Camelo uses painting and drawing as a means of communication: for the artist life cannot be separated from the senses, every brushstroke is an expression of feelings and perceptions. A more personal approach toward the deep analysis of identity, body, and space was taken by Desire De Lacy. The artworks she presented during CONTEMPORARY VENICE explore traumatic experiences and how they shape one’s identity. Whether it’s happiness or sadness, positive or bad feelings, her artworks are a step toward identifying and appreciating her emotions. Artist AKO also focused on emotions, more precisely positive ones. In the exhibited series motivating words linked with colour are supposed to uplift the viewers, to give them what they needed or what they desired because the attitude towards life often has a tremendous impact on the perception of identities and reality.
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The elusive space between our sense of the world and the many labyrinths of our subconscious is where art can be located: this idea was expressed by Ber Lazarus as a counterbalance to chaos and human action in the fight against it. His artistic work investigated how objects interact in space and the nature of shapes in motion. MIXING IDENTITIES also posed some introspective questions about feelings and perceptions, interrogatives to which Olena Kolomoets tried to answer. The consciousness of the viewer lies at the heart of Olena’s art, inviting them to feel the sentiments that are buried inside. Heidi Mustonen is another artist that sought to engage the audience in immersive experiences and limitless means of expression. Her works were consistent with the idea that there is an innate link that connects us with other bodies and spaces to perceive the surrounding reality.
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The second theme proposed for this exhibition was FUTURE LANDSCAPE. Rika Maja Duevel, from Norway, enclosed the theme in her work “The Internal and External Fight with that Grey Day”; she was inspired by a period of rainy Amsterdam days when the sun was a distant memory and, through this work, she reproduced and transformed her reality in a new form as a reminder that, even when we are in a lower state of mind, the importance of being grateful for each moment we have, is the most important thing. Using the language of film, fashion, and dance, borders and structures were also the main concepts of Elli Ioannou‘s video artwork “Aphrodite Moderne” which was an interpretation of a modern Aphrodite, in the archetype of gender reversal from female to male.
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“Skullpturas” created by Selina Grazia are her personal creations, with a technique she has originated through years of experimentation, which clearly represented the theme proposed for this exhibition in which art gives us the possibility to experience with the mind and redefine nature, borders, and spaces that surround us. Her works, born from the combination of her scientific background and artistic creativity, fused natural elements and precious metals, to focus on the juxtaposition of the subject’s mortality and fragility to the revered eternal nature of precious metals. She looked to explore the relationship we have with mortality and the natural world.
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The tenth edition of CONTEMPORARY VENICE has created a strong communication system by giving the opportunity to creatives to inspire and express themselves, through all kinds of art and have the power to transform the word.
Archetypus / 元型 by Masaki Hirokawa / 廣川政樹
Archetypus / 元型
Jul 2020 / 175 x 140 cm (Height x Width)

The work replicates a woman wearing a bird mask to convey the theme, "repetition and a return to archetypes," capturing the essence of humans living in society. Humans form orderly societies, as controlling chaos using law and order is a prerequisite for human civilization. The work depicts how the coexistence of chaos and order creates repetitions like those found in opposing mirrors. The mask represents a sociable personality and shows how human coexistence results in endless repetitions like those found in opposing mirrors.

The World in the Birdcage / 啓示 by Masaki Hirokawa / 廣川政樹
The World in the Birdcage / 啓示
Aug 2020 / 60 x 84 cm (Height x Width)

The white dove in this work represents a revelation from a higher dimensional being. All people born on this earth came into this world with their own important roles to play. Fulfilling that role, or realizing that role, is probably the joy of living for many people. Even if we lose hope, the event has meaning, God's love, and there is always salvation and guidance for all people.

Avatar / 化身 by Masaki Hirokawa / 廣川政樹
Avatar / 化身
Sep 2021 / 146 x 236 cm (Height x Width)

Before we are born into this world, all of our lives are determined by our soul's life path. Every being is an incarnation of God, a separate Spirit, and all life is equal. In truth, we are omniscient beings. But we have to live by the rules of this 3D world for the sake of our soul practice. If you are faced with a challenge, remember this, you are precious and irreplaceable.

Uriel / 静謐な世界 by Masaki Hirokawa / 廣川政樹
Uriel / 静謐な世界
May 2020 / 106 x 73 cm (Height x Width)

This work was created as a prayer for a world of tranquility to come to people. The world is about to be reborn, changing its shape drastically, and in this violent swell, various cultures, commerce, distribution, and many irreplaceable lives have been lost. What we can feel from this work is sorrow, prayer, compassion, and hope.

Bodhisattvas of the Earth / 地湧の手 by Masaki Hirokawa / 廣川政樹
Bodhisattvas of the Earth / 地湧の手
Mar 2020 / 97 x 138 cm (Height x Width)

When the world entered the Corona disaster, all sorts of sad thoughts poured in from all over the city. Ladles disappeared from shrines and supermarket shelves were emptied. The world was about to be reborn. I kept thinking about what role art could play in such a world, and I mindlessly projected the thoughts I received from the swell of the world into my work, as if filtering them. The last thing that remained was "prayer.

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Ako . Austria | Stefano Anghileri . Italy | Manecas Camelo . Portugal | María Cano . Spain | Tara Chadwick . Belize/Canada/USA | Jean Cherouny . USA | Rafaella Christoforou . Cyprus | Marguerite Copeland . USA | Audrey Corbin . USA | Jie Dai . China | Desire De Lacy . South Africa | Elisabetta Del Turco . Italy | Frédéric Demeuse . Belgium | Nicole Dimt . Canada | Rika Maja Duevel . Norway | Mar Enríquez . Spain | Zofia Farrell . Poland | Magdalena Fasching . Austria | Janick François . France | Špela Fridau . Slovenia | Libby Gabrielle . USA | Selina Grazia . UK | Barbara Gundlach . USA | Edda Gylfadóttir . Iceland | Leo Hainzl . Austria | Nancy (Nhi) Hamel . Canada | Andrea Hamilton . UK | Andrew Heiser . USA | Masaki Hirokawa . Japan | JoJo Huxford . USA | Elli Ioannou . France | William Jefferson . USA | Chuck Jones, PhD . USA | Tuula Kallas . Finland | Junhee Kim . South Korea | SIYU Hyejin KIM . South Korea | Olena Kolomoiets & Inna Ligum . Germany | Ai-Wen Wu Kratz . USA | Sophie Kyriakopoulou . UK | Ber Lazarus . Israel | Mingfei Liu . USA | Lionel Machris . Germany | Heidi Mustonen . USA | Riitta Nelimarkka . Finland | Grécia Paola . Portugal | Jan Pištěk . Czech Republic | Sarah Louise Ramsay . UK | Gm Sacco . Italy | Ednah Sarah Schwartz . Israel | Orit Sharbat . Israel | Prof. Osman Shibir . Sudan | Rob Sirignano . Canada | Christophe Szkudlarek . France | Zsuzsa Szvath . Germany | Holger Triltsch . Germany | Yvon van der Weide . The Netherlands | Raúl Vega . USA | Juan Pablo Vivanco Viniegra . Mexico | Jiawei Wu . USA | Root Yarden . Israel
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organized by ITSLIQUID Group
curator Luca Curci
in collaboration with ACIT Venice – Italian-German Cultural Association
project manager Giulia Tassi
project coordinators Amaride Ferrante, Maddalena Masotto, Veronica Piras
collaborators Marcella Bellifemine, Maria Teresa Cafarelli, Camilla Castellano, Elisabetta Eliotropio, Francesca Facchini, Ilaria Falchetti, Giulia Morroni
graphic designer Marina Caracciolo

Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello
Associazione Culturale Italo-Tedesca (ACIT)
Cannaregio 4118, Venezia, Italy
July 18 – August 05, 2022
09:30 AM – 05:30 PM | Monday – Friday
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Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello
Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello is one of the most known palaces of the Renaissance in Venice. It is a historical building dated back to the 16th century, and it has been owned by several noble Venetian families, as demonstrated by the frescoed ceilings, the artistic stuccos and the fine furniture that enrich its rooms. The Palace welcomes visitors with its beautiful private garden on the ground floor, and then it gathers the guests in its large first-floor salons, in which past and present dialogue together. The restored Old Masters’ frescoes and the contemporary art masterpieces that are periodically shown in the exhibitions hosted here, make Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello the perfect location for the balance between old and new, between ancient environment and contemporary art, architecture and design.

Today the building is managed by ACIT Venice – the Italian-German Cultural Association – which is considered one of the most important intercultural associations in Europe. Thanks to the ACIT unceasing cultural activity, Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello has nowadays frequent collaborations with the Goethe Institute and with other local and international institutions, maintaining its ancient reputation. Because of these relations, it presents a huge program of memorable art exhibitions, conferences, congresses and concerts. Among the last institutional exhibitions, its participation in the 58th Venice Biennale with the Guatemala pavilion, the Dominican Republic pavilion and the Grenada pavilion. ITSLIQUID Group already had the pleasure to held some festivals and exhibitions in Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, as MORPHOS Festival and FUTURE IDENTITIES Festival, both in 2014.

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