Pavilion of Humanity Unites Two Diverse Women Artists During 57th Venice Biennale
Objection, a collaborative exhibition unites two emerging women artists, Michal Cole Israel/UK and Ekin Onat Turkey/Germany, at the Pavilion of Humanity during the 57th Venice Biennale. Objection is situated in a magnificent villa with gardens at the base of the famous Academia Bridge. Its stunning location overlooks the Academia institution and Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti, backing on to the Grand Canal.
The women both share a conviction to speak truth to power. The artists come from two completely different cultures and backgrounds and unite in their beliefs in human rights and the power of art to address injustice and inequality. Cole’s work confronts traditional roles of female identity whilst Onat’s work reflects on the power and control in a patriarch society.
Objection is a celebration of women reacting to current world affairs – Gillian Fox Curator
Objection will be exhibited at The Pavilion of Humanity. This peripatetic ‘Pavilion’ has no singular physical home, instead residing on an Ideological plane, which can be called into existence when required. The Pavilion of Humanity is a response to the growing political unrest, conceit and eroding of borders both physical and mental that occurs day by day, second by second in contemporary society.