In the last few years there have been various cultural events
taking place in Venice as part of the "Interreg II Italia-Slovenia"
community programme, which aims to provide incentives for
exchanges between institutions and individual artists from
the two countries. However, for the first time one of these
projects is part of the prestigious Venice Biennale, confirming
the Regional Council's initial choices and the value of the
work carried out and efforts made.
The exhibition project presented on this occasion is centred
on the use of new technologies in art. In fact there are many
artists who make use of what technology places at our disposition,
opening up new perspectives of expression and divulgation.
We live in an information age and this has resulted in it
becoming a fundamental component of our lives, so much so
that we continue to talk of a global world which annuls the
centres and gradually involves the peripheries, which with
their own potential contribute in creating a cultural scene
which is stimulating in many ways and also leaves open many
questions. It is not by chance that the artists involved in
the Absolute One project have tried to present these events
from various angles, widely analysed in the catalogue texts
by academics from various disciplines and expressed visually
by the artists' actual work, which ranges from installations
to net art and works created by computer. Yet perhaps the
most interesting aspect highlighted here is that the artists
have wanted to launch a positive message about what can be
constructed and achieved with the appropriate contribution
and use of technology.
Veneto Regional Council
Councillor for tourism and mountain policy