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.
We look forward to presenting our latest project with new works in the context of 58th Biennale. Venice 2019 – 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)
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
European Cultural Centre
Sixty years ago, the Swiss philosopher and great pioneer of European integration, Denis de Rougemont, believed in a cultural Europe, in a Europe with direct participation of people beyond the nation-state and culture as a vital ingredient for Europe’s post-war rebuilding and healing. Sixty years later, the importance of culture within the paradigm of our society’s well-being still needs recognition and further active stimulation more than economic growth. To achieve a sustainable Europe, the environmental, social and cultural objectives have to be rebalanced against the financial and economic ones. The role of creative and critical thinking, fostered by arts and cultural activities, also plays a key role if the citizens are to regain trust in Europe. The reason for the need of the existence of a place for European arts and culture is rooted in this statement by Denis de Rougemont. Today’s ‘Erasmus generation’ is living Europe and is its future. Coming from Europe and abroad, they share an interest in the development of alternative approaches and improvement of cultural research and awareness. Implementation of knowledge, which leads to an ongoing questioning and through knowledge and many connections come through the internet these days. A real physical venue in the city of Venice offers everybody a unique meeting place in Europe to explore, experience, document and present cultural togetherness. The European Cultural Centre (ECC) is a place for reflection, research and creation, for interdisciplinary encounters, as well as for resources and experimentation. The ECC provides the conditions to invite artistic and creative practices, a process of learning and experiencing from all fields – visual art, dance, performance, theatre, music, literature, architecture, etc. It is a place for investigating the most vital contemporary issues in order to design a shared future. Being a place in perpetual motion, besides exhibiting finalised projects, the ECC goes further and presents projects that strongly interact between the various creative practices, the city, participants and visitors from all over the world.