Aesthetics of Emptiness’ at an exhibition curated by Nicola Ruben Montini (the group show was called ‘Forza Nuova’) during the 54th Venice Biennale in Venice (on a bridge in Cannaregio) in late July 2011.
FAD at The Other Art Fair Ambika P3 Marylebone Road London NW1
Vanessa Mitter will be performing Aesthetics of Emptiness . Which she performed last year during the 54th Venice Biennale late July.
Vanessa Mitter ‘Aesthetics of Emptiness Manifesto’
“We want surface. Death to depth. Rebuild exteriors. Superficiality rules. Burn down thesignifiers. Kill knowledge. Prettiness is all and prettiness is everything. Our model world is vacant. Surface dominates. Surface orientates. Long live surface! Long live surfeit! Our modelworld is vacant. We live on the surface. We live on the edges of things. Dumbness dominates. Long live reality TV! Death to politics! Dumb down. Surface dominates. Veneer venerates valueless void. Long live glib one-liners! Gloss pervades; creeps forth from the corners of shinymagazine covers. We love outer packaging. Nothing lies beneath. Surface is everything.Vacancy rules. We are aesthetes of emptiness. Long live Jade Goody! Long live prettiness! Death to beauty!”
Vanessa Mitter graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design with a MA in Fine Art in 2010. Recent exhibitions have included: Collective (Frieze Week Exhibition) The Bear Pit London (through Carter Presents). ‘Forza Nuova’ at Space 4828, curated by Nicola Ruben Montini during 54th Venice Biennale, 2011. Trajector Art Fair, Brussels, Carter Presents, London. Group show ‘de Kooning, de Kooning, de Kooning’ at the David Risley gallery, Copenhagen in 2011, curated by Dexter Dalwood. ’I Am Not Here To Entertain You Curated by Karl Weill At the Bun House’. ‘I Am Not Here To Entertain You’, curated by alter ego, Karl Weill at Field Project Space, South London in 2010 and ‘The Dandyism of Contempt’, curated by Vanessa Mitter in 2010. showtime.arts.ac.uk/VMitter