The French pavilion "Studio venezia", by Xavier Veilhan at the Biennial of Art

The French pavilion "Studio venezia", by Xavier Veilhan at the Biennial of Art
57th Venice Biennale. [Venice] Italy. 13.05 > 26.11.2017
metalocus, JOSÉ FABERO
French pavilion for the 57th biennal of Venice, Xavier Veilhan. Photograph © Giacomo Cosua. Courtesy by Perrotin
Weeks before its closure the French Pavilion or as its creator Xavier Veilhan names "Studio Venezia", curated by the artist Cristian Marclay and Lionel Bovier, has been one of the sensations of the 57th edition of the biennial of contemporary art in Venice.

Xavier Veilhan remodeled the interior to create an immersive acoustic shell, integrating conventional instruments and others like oversized guitars. The soundproofed room, covered with faceted wood, is also a music studio.

And as we announce here hundreds of artists have passed through this musical pavilion, ranging from classical to the most current electronic sound, using the studio to experiment and record their work, both alone or in collaboration with other artists.

Description of the project Xavier Veilhan

“I imagine an overall environment: an immersive installation that propels visitors to the world of the recording studio and that is inspired by the pioneering work of Kurt Schwitters, the Merzbau (1923-1937). Musicians from all backgrounds are invited to bring this more

Name of the intervention
Studio Venecia
Xavier Veilhan
Lionel Bovier and Christian Marclay
Giardini 30100 Venice VE, Italy



Xavier Veilhan, born in 1963 and currently living and working in Paris, studied successively at the École Nationale Supérieure des Art Décoratifs in Paris (1982-1983), the Hochschule der Künste (Art University) in Berlin (under Georg Baselitz) and the Centre Pompidou’s Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques (1989-1990), run by Pontus Hultén.

Since the mid-1980s he more