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Landscape of Desire
4th Industrial Art Biennial, Pula – Raša – Labin – Rijeka, Croatia
13.05.2023 – 30.06.2023

curated by Christoph Doswald and Paolo Bianchi

Focus of the 4th Industrial Art Biennial is post-industrialisation, as it plays a crucial role in the current period of upheaval in the Anthropocene.

Christoph Doswald and Paolo Bianchi invited 29 artists and commissioned a large number of site specific projects, addressing issues of economic sustainability, cultural diversity, climate change, etc... Landscapes of Desire is relying on the power of networking to overcome the boundaries of political and social borders. Artworks are sensory tools and methods to successfully challenge thought-patterns. "We need more artful thinking for a sustainable world", state the curators. The 4th Industrial Art Biennial is conceived as an experimental laboratory, re-shaping the rich social, economical and cultural topography of Istria.

With works by Lara Almarcegui, Cristian Andersen, Charlie Billingham, Vanessa Billy, Werner Feiersinger, Fernanda Figueiredo, Clare Goodwin, Tatjana Gromača, Igor Grubić, Manaf Halbouni, Raphael Hefti, Gregor Hildebrandt, Christian Jankowski, Nikita Kadan, Sandra Knecht, Joseph Kosuth, Lena Lapschina, Sonia Leimer, Olaf Nicolai, Seçkin Pirim, Anna Piva, Marko Pogačnik, Tanja Helena Roscic, Karin Sander, Arcangelo Sassolino, Talaya Schmid, Natalia Stachon, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Viktor Zahtila

A comprehensive catalogue – published with Verlag für moderne Kunst (Vienna)–, is featuring all interventions, documented by renown photographer Jules Spinatsch. Contributions by Paolo Bianchi, Marie-Janine Calic, Christoph Doswald, Isabella Flego and Tatjana Gromača.

Paolo Bianchi, Christoph Doswald (Ed.), Landscapes of Desire
Design Concept: Karin Holzfeind, Zurich.
Published with VfmK Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna.
ISBN 978-3-99153-019-0