Performance art is clearly on the move ! In its 2nd edition, the international performance art encounter Infr’Action Venezia takes place from May 28 to June 1 2013, during the professional preview of l’Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte di Venezia.
Infr’Action Venezia features international performance artists in a program presented exclusively outdoors and free of charge. It emphasizes a deframed and socially inclusive reality, in an intense, exciting and public event that goes beyond the mainstream.
In the area of the viale Garibaldi, il Giardini pubblici, Castello and San Pietro, it visualizes the concept of contemporary art being deframed. It is here and now, it's ephemeral, it has attitude, it's fleeting, it's avant-garde. And it is free.
If one of the founding ideas of Infr’Action Venezia is to present an independent event, innovative yet artist-centric and cutting-edge. It also proposes another way of how contemporary art is presented beyond and outside of the institutional frame. It is a showcase and a model of how the gap between art and life can be bridged in reality. Proposing a vision of cultural democracy.
Infr’Action Venezia is also focusing on the importance of contemporary artists interaction, exchange and discussion. It accentuates an artist-centric approach in the spirit of earlier avant-gardes where with at its heart a non-hierarchic and non-formal attitude. Infr’Action Venezia is coming out clean as a counter-current and alternative, ephemeral, human scale, un-hierarchical and profoundly non-commercial. It has nothing to sell, but can only give those who understands art a pure experience.
It replaces the institutional commercial reward system with its opposite. This is the reason of Infr’Action Venezia, giving what is important to a world that sold out, its humanity and its values.
Nigel ROLFE. FLOODWALL. 2012. INFR'ACTION VENEZIA 2 POSTER.