JACK JANO. LAW OF SUPERPOSITION IN VENICE
During my visit to the Venice Biennale I discovered Jack Jano.
In addition to several events and 4 good reasons to go to the Venice Biennale 2017, walking around the city and finding some exhibitions, maybe small but very interesting, has never been so fun.
While I was wandering, I found the exhibition area of One Contemporary Art displaying works by Jack Jano, artist born in Morocco in 1949, who wanted to be an actor, but the vicissitudes of life led him to dedicate himself to art, or maybe it was art that found him.
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Jack Jano exhibits in Venice 7 installations on view on the Island of Giudecca, and another one is at the Jewish Museum in Venice.
The theme of the exhibition is the recovery of the face, and the installation “Me&I” occupies most of this exhibition area.
At first, I believed that I was looking at a series of self-portraits of the artist, but later, looking carefully at the artwork, I realised that I was in front of a map, within which you can follow an itinerary which leads you to the discovery of a constant transformation.
All those faces observe “Upside Down City”, that is an overturned city, suspended between real and unreal.
Jack Jano obliges you to change your point of view, to turn it upside down, and made me reflect upon the fact that art should raise questions, and not necessarily give you answers.
Art has to persuade you to get a new perspective and observe people, cultures and religions in a new way.
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Jack Jano – Law of Superposition
Giudecca 211/B | Venice
One Contemporary Art
11 May 2017 – 11 August 2017
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