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“We walked on the Earth” by Uffe Isolotto

The 59e edition of the Venice Biennale began on April 23 and will be held until November 27 for the pleasure of visitors.

An emotional journey through the national pavilions at the Giardini and the Arsenale, combining established artists and beautiful discoveries.

The Danish pavilion has chosen Uffe Isolotto, a Danish artist born in 1976 who works on the question of the self, the body, sexuality and technology. His works often evoke a post-human state in which man becomes alienated by his own technological creations, yearning for an almost impossible return to the origins of nature. 

(New Age Headache) 2016 – Tranen 

With his installation We Walked The Earth, Uffe Isolotto plunges visitors into an in-between world of hyperrealism by embroidering on the theme of mutation.

A fantastic tale about life and death, between tragedy and hope. 

Upon entering, visitors discover a seemingly idyllic Danish farmhouse, in which a life-and-death drama affecting a family of centaurs unfolds.

Suicide, birth, mutation: through this family tragedy, Uffe Isolotto seems to evoke the end of a cycle that announces the beginning of another. The extinction of a species allowing another form of life to emerge, symbolized by a baby centaur lying on the ground, a sort of hybrid different from its parents. 

Struggling to cope with the challenges of our increasingly complex and unpredictable reality, centaurs embody a state of oscillation between despair and hope, reflecting the profound ambiguity of today’s world


We Walked The Earth – Venice Biennale

Organized by Jacob Lillemose 

Danish Pavilion, Giardini, C. Giazzo, Venice (Italy)

From April 23 to November 27, 2022

Mélissa Burckel