Sculptures – Bubble Eggs

© Müller & Sohn

Bubbles that are created by underwater currents often take on an oval shape like eggs (the word “oval” actually contains the Latin word for “egg” – “ovum”). As it seems, round and elliptical forms are at the very core of nature’s power to create new life.

Our bubble eggs drift towards the surface and offer a protected sphere that encloses neobiotic life forms. These bubble eggs are fragile lifeboats that carry those new migrating species towards new
environments where they can hatch and thrive. 

Sculptures – The Global Player

Global Player © Müller & Sohn

The Global Player is a five-armed „pentapus“ holding a golf ball in one of its tentacles. He is at home on the best golf courses of his (underwater) world.
In an octopus’s garden he almost can’t be beaten. If he loses a game, he will get really dangerous. The Global Player excels in global networking. The Global Player’s arms reach everywhere. 

When travelling (which he constantly does), the Global Player does not need the President’s Suite. He carries an egg shell around with him which serves him as mobile private accommodation. The Pentapus once might well have been a military experiment, commissioned by the Pentagon and gone out of control. Any further detail is classified.

Venice 2019 – Palazzo Mora

We look forward to presenting our latest project with new works in the context of 58th Biennale. Venice 2019 – Palazzo Mora

Venice 2019 – Palazzo Mora © Müller & Sohn 2019
Free Download of the Brochure about our Installation in Palazzo Mora

”Personal Structures – Identities”

The non profit exhibition “Personal Structures – Identities“ hosted by the European Cultural Center, will take place from May 11, 2019 to Nov. 24, 2019. The presentation by Müller & Sohn can be found at Palazzo Mora (Preview May 9 – 10, 2019)

Participating artists and locations

PALAZZO MORA

Aamir Habib & Noor Ali Chagani – Antidote Art & Design (PAK) •  Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (POL) • Emiko Aida(GBR) • Leca Araujo (BRA), AU! – ArveeMeg den Hartog • NaereboutVanhorck (NDL)• Petra Barth (USA/DEU) •Katerina Belkina (DEU) • Patrick Bermingham (CAN) • BIRDSEYE – Brian J. Mac, FAIA (USA) • Marcus Bleasdale(GBR), William Bloomfield (USA) • Eyenga Bokamba (USA) • Peter Bracke (BEL) • Aliette Bretel (PER) • Brooklyn NY Art Wave (JPN/USA) • Christopher Capriotti (USA) • Adriana Carambia (ARG) • Esteve Casanoves (ESP) • In Hyuk Choi (SKO) • Insook Choi – Salford University (KOR/UK) • Bob Clyatt (USA) • Jacopo di Cera (ITA) • Barbara Downs(USA) • Mark Dziewulski (UK) • Alberto Echegaray Guevara (ARG/ESP) • EVA & ADELE (DEU), VALIE EXPORT (AUT)• Feromontana (AUT) • Jared FitzGerald (USA/CHIN) • Puma Freytag (CAN), Andras Gal (HUN) • Erin Genia – MIT(USA) • Beatriz Gerenstein (USA) • Sarah Gold (NLD) • Elena Gual Baquera (ESP/GBR) • Gunnar Gundersen (NOR) •Joan M. Hall (USA) • Karin Hannak (AUT) • Carl Martin Hansen (NOR) • Kathryn Hart (USA) • Juergen Haupt (DEU) •Elizabeth Heyert (USA) • HIHEY (CHN) • Yumiko Hirokawa (JPN) • Ania Hobson (GBR) • Jean-Marc Hunt (GLP) – Joël Nankin (GLP) & François Piquet (GLP) • IMAN – Instituto Mazeredo de Arte Nova (BRA) • Jon Jaylo (USA) • Igor Josifov(MKD) • Shunsuke Kano (JPN) • Lina Karam (FRA) • Azad Karim (SVN) • Miwako Kashiwagi (JPN) • Nadia Kisseleva(RUS) • Ute Krautkremer (DEU) • Jan Kuenzler (DEU) • Anne Kuhn (FRA) • Marietta Patricia Leis (USA) • Ping-Cheng Liang (TWN) • Norma E. Lopez (COL) • Loughborough University (GBR) • Lorenzo Maria Monti (ITA) • Stephan Marienfeld (DEU) • Walter Markham (USA) • Marcello Martinez Vega (DEU/ECU) • Walter McConnell (USA) • Joseph McDonnell (USA) • Chris McMullen (USA) • Pamela Merory Dernham (GBR) – Cyrus Tilton (GBR) & Sanjay Vora (GBR)• James Michalopoulus (USA) • Lorenzo Maria Monti (ITA) • Niwako Mori (JPN) • Müller & Sohn Art Projects (DEU) •Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla la Mancha (ESP) • Soraya Abu Naba’a (DOM) • Raffy Napay (PHL) • Jackie Neale (USA) • Hermann Nitsch (AUT) • Reka Nyari (USA) • Jan Oberg (SWE) • Natalia Ohar (UKR) • Yoko Ono (JPN) •Roman Opalka (POL) • Gregory Orekhov (RUS • David Pace (USA) • Tomasz Padło (POL) • PAPER Pavilion (GBR) •Maria Pavlovska (RUS) • Daniel Pešta (CZE) • Christine Kowal Post (GBR) • POW Ideas (MYS) • Olga Marie Polunin(SGP) • Martin Praska (AUT) • R. Berte & Dr. M. Proepper (DEU) • PSJM (ESP) • Arnulf Rainer (AUT) • Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (DEN) • Patricia Reinhart (USA) • Rene Rietmeyer (NLD) • Iggy Rodriguez (PHL) • Herb Rosenberg (USA)• Yoshiko Saito (JPN) •  Brigitte J. Schaider (DEU) • Sarah Schrimpf (DEU) • Joakim Sederholm (FIN) • Martine Seibert-Raken (DEU) • Bianca Severijns (NLD/ISR) • Antonio Sorrentino (ITA) • Samuel Stubblefield (USA) • Studio Palazzo Inzaghi – Irmfried Windbichler, Ruth Riedl & Jolana Skacel (AUT/EU) • Isaac Sullivan (USA) • Sung-Kyun – Goo & Vania Oh (KOR) • Merab Surviladze (BEL) • Toto Takamori (JPN) • Sho Tsunoda (JPN) • Katja Tukiainen (FIN) • Urban Studies Lab – UDDI – Federico Puggioni (THA) • Judith Unger (USA) • Guy Van den Bulcke (BEL) • Sanja Vatic & Daniela Danica Tepes (SVN) • Arika Von Edler (USA) • Maxim Wakultschik (BLR/DEU) • Val Wens & Tony Bond (IDN/AUS) •Ariela Wertheimer (ISR) • Willem de Kooning Academy (NLD) • Maria Wolfram (FIN) • Lu Xinjian (CHN) • Rada Yakova(NLD) • Karou Yamamoto & Kouji Ohno (JPN) • Purvis Young  (USA) • Andre Chi Sing Yuen (DEU) • Meng Zhou (CHN).

PALAZZO BEMBO

Ika Abravanel (ISR) • Detlef E. Aderhold (DEU) • Mark Amerika (USA) • Anoma (LKA) • Nobuyoshi Araki (JPN), •Murielle Argoud (CHE) • Art Gallery Tolstoy (RUS) • Atelier Morales (FRA) • Cheryl Goldsleger – Augusta University(USA) • Laila Azra (IDN/SGP) • Mario Basner (USA) • Curator’s Voice Art Projects (USA) • Manfred Bockelmann (AUT)• Francois Bonjour (CHE) • Annette Bonnier (USA) • China Blue (USA/CAN) • Solan Chiu (HKG) • Vio Choe (KOR) •Jeongyun Choi & SON IL (KOR) • Young Min Choi (KOR) • Lori Cuisinier (USA) • Deakin University – David Cross and Cameron Bishop, Public Art Commission (AUS) • Giò Di Busca (CHE) • John Doing (CHE) • Nina Dotti (YV) • EVA(RUS) • Andrea Fried (ARG) • Hideharu Fukasaku (JPN) • Justin Garcia (USA) • Sarah Gold (NLD) • Christopher Griffith(USA) • Marinka Groendel (NLD) • Teo Chai Guan (SGP) • Tilney Hardiment (GBR) • Camomile Hixon (USA) • Julie Hsieh – Yen-Fu Kuo & Chien-Hsing Lien (TWN) • Hélène Jacubowitz (BEL/ISR) • Xuan Jing & Sharon Tsai (TWN) •Ervin A. Johnson (USA) • Georges Kachaamy – American University of Dubai (LBN), Jessica M. Kaufman (USA) •Virginia King (NZL) • Helen Kirwan (IRL/GBR) • LL Editions – Sam NhlengethwaNandipha MntamboBlessing NgobeniMbali Dhlamini (ZAF/SWZ) • Sérgio Leitão (PRT) • Eric J. Lee (USA) • Zinaida Lihacheva (UKR) • Sherman Lin (CHN)• Davor Ljubicic (DEU) • Olga Lomaka (RUS) • Frank Mann (USA) • Arnaud Nazare-Aga (FRA) • Karl Ohiri & Riikka Kassinen (GBR/NIG & FIN) • Hans Christian Ohl (DEU) • Helga Palasser (AUT) • Martina Reinhart (AUT) • Jim Rattenbury (ESP) • Orestis Seferoglou (GRC) • Claudia Schildknecht (CHE) • Eva Schjølberg (NOR) • Tineke Smith(NLD) • Wanda Stang (DEU) • Wendy Steiner (CAN/USA) • Betty Susiarjo (IDN) • Hanna Ten-Doornkaat (GBR) •Gotlind Timmermanns (DEU) • Lincoln Townley (GBR) • Federico Uribe (COL) • Dr. Héctor Valdés (CHL) • Marc Vinciguerra (USA/FRA) • Wendy Wahl (USA) • Wild Flag Studios (CAN/GBR/USA) • Salma Zulfiqar (GBR).

GIARDINI DELLA MARINARESSA

Masoud Akhavan (IRN) • Carole Feuerman (USA) – Laurence Jenkell (FRA/ISR) • Idan Zareski (FRA/ISR) presented byBel Air Fine ArtRichard Bell (AUS) • Nadim Karam (LEB) • Anton Kerscher (DEU) • Georg Loewitt (AUT) • Olga Lomaka (RUS) • Clifton Manghoe (NLD) • Manuela Mollwitz (DEU/CHE) • Kumari Nahappan (SGP) • NONOS – Mercedes & Franziska Welte (DEU) • Gregory Orekhov (RUS) • Andreas Rimpel (DEU) • Barbro Raen Thomassen(NOR) • George Tobolowsky (USA) • Tristan Vyscok (FRA) • Maritta Winter (DEU/CHE).

Moreover, the ECC-Italy hosts a group of National Pavilions from La Biennale di Venezia. The countries of Seychelles, Kiribati and Mozambique will showcase their projects in Palazzo Mora.

The openings of the Pavilions contribute to enrich the program of talks and performances organized by the artists of Personal Structures for the opening days. We invite you to have a look at the whole program. 

PERSONAL STRUCTURES – IDENTITIES (11 May – 24 November, 2019)  opening hours:
Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Closed on Tuesday. Free entry.
Giardini della Marinaressa, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm open every day. Free entry.
Press Preview (upon request): 9 & 10 May, 2019, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Opening Event: 9 & 10 May  6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Bembo
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Giardini della Marinaressa

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