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59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, The Milk of Dreams
         Photo by: Andrea Avezzù, Courtesy: La Biennale di Venezia

         with Magdalene Odundo’s anthropomorphic vases and    relationship with the pharmaceutical world through a
         Pinaree Sanpitak’s concave forms, while video artist   meditative practice of meticulous daily drawings.
         Saodat Ismailova surveys underground isolation cells   The final section at the Corderie is introduced by the
         that serve as places of refuge and meditation.       fifth and last time capsule, revolving around the figure
         Colombian artist Delcy Morelos, whose works are      of the cyborg. This presentation brings together artists
         inspired by Andean cosmologies and the cultures      working over the course of the 20th century who
         of the Amazon, presents a large-scale installation   imagined new fusions of the human and the artificial,
         featuring a maze built out of earth. Many other      as harbingers of a posthuman, postgender future.
         artists in the show combine political and social     This capsule includes artworks, artefacts, and
         approaches with an investigation of local traditions,   documents from early 20th-century artists such as
         as in Prabhakar Pachpute’s large-scale paintings of   the Dadaist Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, Bauhaus
         the environmental devastation caused by the mining   photographers Marianne Brandt and Karla Grosch,
         industry in India, or Ali Cherri’s video about the dams   and Futurists Alexandra Exter, Giannina Censi, and
         of the Nile. Igshaan Adams grounds his abstract textile   Regina. Here, Anu P der’s delicate sculptures portray
         compositions in themes ranging from apartheid to     fragmented bodies that stand in contrast with Louise
         gender conditions in South Africa, whereas Ibrahim   Nevelson’s monoliths, Liliane Lijn’s totems, Rebecca
         El-Salahi conveys his experience of illness and his   Horn’s machines, and Kiki Kogelnik’s robots.

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