Palazzo Fortuny, San Marco, 378, Venezia (IT)
PROPORTIO is the new exhibition in Palazzo Fortuny during the Biennale di Venezia curated by Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti. The exhibition will explore the omnipresence of universal proportions in art, science, music and architecture. Articulated around a series of themes, including the ‘Sacred Numbers’, the Fibonacci sequence, the hypotenuse, Squaring the Circle and Le Corbusier’s Modulor, the exhibition is an invitation to reflect on the dynamic relationship between order and chaos.
For this exhibition Renato Nicolodi will show the work Columbarium II. A columbarium is traditionally a place for the storage of urns. The objects placed in the rack can therefore easily be read by the spectator as urns. However, the individual objects received the title ‘Kazemat’, wich comes from "casa armata" and means 'armed home’. So, a bunker, a place or cocoon to protect something precious. The link between bunker and urn is made quickly. The urn-like objects are closed volumes with openings from which you can look inside. Memory boxes, as it is, mental spaces in which a particular memory can survive.