Rossi Rossi Artists at the 58th Venice Biennale

15th May 2019

Rossi Rossi is proud to announce that 3 of our artists are showcasing work at the 58th Venice Biennale this year, which officially opened over the weekend. Please follow our instagram, twitter and facebook for updated stories from this weekend.

Siah Armajani

Siah Armajani features in Parasol unit‘s celebration of its 15th anniversary and through a prism of Persian poetry, Parasol unit presents an exhibition of 9 contemporary Iranian artists, curated by Dr Ziba Ardalan (Founder, Artistic and Executive Director of Parasol unit⠀ ⠀

Find Siah’s work at THE SPARK IS YOU: PARASOL UNIT IN VENICE exhibition at the Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello in Venice until 23rd November 2019 ⠀


Faiza Butt

Faiza Butt, Get Out of My Dreams II (2008), is currently exhibited at the 58th Venice Biennale with Heist Gallery featuring 23 female voices of rebellion, celebration and resilience. ⠀

Faiza Butt subverts the male gaze in Get Out of My Dreams II (2008) playing on our fears and prejudices. Two bearded men speak to contemporary anxieties around ‘bombs, beards and burquas.’ Consequently surrounded by what the artist calls ‘food porn’, the accoutrements of consumption and desire remind us that our beliefs are often constructed upon what we consume from the media, often without thinking. This work was placed here in order to objectify the opposite sex.⠀

The exhibition is located at the Palazzo Benzon, open until 10th June 2019


Naiza Khan

Naiza Khan with her cast brass objects from “Manor Field Notes” showcase at this years Venice Biennale

Image courtesy of Malika Abbas @malika_nosherwani 

The Pakistan National Council of the Arts and Foundation Art Divvy are presenting “Manora Field Notes” by Rossi Rossi’s multi-disciplinary artist Naiza Khan. 

Naiza Khan showcases “Manora Field Notes” a new body of work that brings together ideas of embodiment, ecology and optics-archival materials from Manora island and cast objects in brass. Curated by Zahra Khan, Director of Foundation Art Divvy, this solo presentation marks Pakistan’s first participation in the Biennale Arte. @pakistaninvenice

The presentation will immerse the viewer in life upon Manora Island, part of a small archipelago off the harbour of Karachi. Over the last decade, Khan has traversed Manora on foot, documenting its material culture, public space and maritime past, and has witnessed the slow erasure of the island’s history and natural ecology. The artist’s prolific archive of images, objects and observations engage with multiple bodies of knowledge – historic myth, conversations with local communities and architectural phenomena such as ruins and construction sites – creating an archive of lived experience which reflects the entangled landscapes she is crossing.

The Pavilion of Pakistan will unfold across three interconnected spaces. Central to the installation are archival materials, found by Khan in the ruin of the 19th-century Manora Observatory. These include the 1939 India Weather Review, a record of weather reports from across British India, which form the basis of a sound piece and a series of cast objects in brass. Manora Field Notes will also include a multi-screen video installation, created from footage shot on the island over the past decade, bringing together narratives exploring geographies and shared histories. #PakistanInVenice #ManoraFieldNotes

This exhibition is located at Tanarte/Spazio Tana and will close 24th November 2019

Image Courtesy of Riccardo Tosetto Photography