PERSONAL STRUCTURES 2019
During the 58. Venice Biennale Arte, Italy
Light artwork THE SPHERE 3D SPECTRUM
Exhibition period: 11 May – 24 November 2019
Venue: Giardini Marinaressa, Venice, Italy
Organisation: European Cultural Centre
Clifton Mahangoe is pleased to announce his participation in the group exhibition.
The European Cultural Centre presents a group exhibition Personal Structures, in two of its prestigious Palazzo’s in the centre of Venice -Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora- and the Giardini Marinaressa. This year Personal Structures coincides with the launch of the 58. Venice Biennale Arte and features more than 200 internationally established artists from over 40 countries who work in different genres, such as video, sculptures, paintings, drawings, photos and installations. Giardini Marinaressa, where Clifton Mahangoe exhibits for the first time in Venice his brand new site-specific media work The Sphere 3D Spectrum (2019), is situated in just 10 min walking distance from the main venues of the Venice Biennale Arte, Giardini and Arsenale. You are welcome to visit this beautiful park and see the fascinating video and light installation captured in a three-dimensional 2,40 m fibreglass globe, which was specially created for the exhibition Personal Structures.
Clifton Mahangoe’s body of work consists of installations in which he accentuates great attention for stillness. The artist has a deep interest in spirituality, energies and the meditative effect of natural phenomena. Another key importance in Mahangoe’s work is the circle, as the symbol of infinity: the line without beginning or end. Through his works, he mediates the healing effect of nature, in particular, water. His installations often depict intertwined images of running water, reflections, shadows and stars, and intend to have a mesmerizing and soothing effect on the viewer. In The Sphere 3D Spectrum, he masterfully applied technology to create a meditative experience for the audience. The response by the viewer is also an integral part of the work. Clifton Mahangoe wishes to capture people’s attention, bring them together, contribute to their awareness about life on this planet and let them feel the authority over their surroundings.
The Sphere 3D Spectrum
Light artwork The Sphere 3D Spectrum brings stillness to the city: a moment of wonder and connection with each other. In the work, two opposites come together as harmonious partners. They form perfect circles surrounded by vibrations and spirals. In the projections, abstract dots and lines, images of sunlight, water reflections and swirling flocks of birds alternate.
Cooperation partners and sponsors
ARTRONAUT space for art
XP·ART·AGENCY project & artist management
HEINRICH BREUER® Projekt GmbH