Biennial
11 May–24 November 2019

Hulda Guzmán is included in 'Naturaleza y biodiversidad en la República Dominicana'

Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Titled ‘May You Live In Interesting Times’, the 58th Venice Biennale features 89 National Participations in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, the Arsenale and across the historic city centre of Venice. The Dominican Republic exhibits for the first time at the Biennale with its own national pavilion 'Naturaleza y biodiversidad en la República Dominicana' (Nature and biodiversity in the Dominican Republic), featuring artists Rita Bertrecchi, Marraffa & Casciotti, Hulda Guzmán, Dario Oleaga, Nicola Pica, Miguel Ramirez, Ezequiel Taveras and Julio Valdez.

Curated by Ralph Rugoff, ‘May You Live in Interesting Times’ includes artworks that reflect upon precarious aspects of contemporary existence, including threats to key traditions, institutions and relationships of the ‘post-war order’. Technicolour jungle landscapes and studio scenes by Hulda Guzmán present an ever-changing almost mythical world where humankind is represented as an intrinsic and natural part of the ecosystem alongside its flora and fauna.

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