INDIAN WATER – The Native American Pavilion
May 10 – November 26, 2017
Garden of Ca’ Bembo, Venice

In occasion of the 57th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Zuecca Projects is proud to present “INDIAN WATER – The Native American Pavilion” by artists Nicholas Galanin and Oscar Tuazon, curated by Alessandro Possati.

The Native American Pavilion is a product of the longhouse tradition, a living architecture that has been practiced for thousands of years on the Pacific coast of North America. The longhouse, a monumental wood structure built to house an entire community, is used on ceremonial occasions to welcome gatherings of other tribal nations, who often arrive by water. An ancient tradition of ceremonial architecture produced to host international events, the longhouse finds vivid echoes today in the Venice Biennale, an exhibition that inevitably reflects the construction of national identities.

Artist Nicholas Galanin envisioned the Native American Pavilion as a circle, a welcoming space in the great longhouse tradition. Working with Oscar Tuazon, who participated in the protest camp at Standing Rock, where indigenous architectures were used to bring global attention to the fight for clean water, the two artists have made a space for collective action.


INDIAN WATER – The Native American Pavilion
Organizer: Zuecca Projects | zueccaprojects.org
Main Sposor: House of the Nobleman | houseofthenobleman.com
Venue: Garden of Ca’ Bembo | Fondamenta Sangiantoffetti, 1075, 30123 Venice
Map: http://bit.ly/2q3abFf
Opening: May 10, 2017 | from 12.00 PM to 12.00 AM
Hours: May 11 – November 26, 2017 | from 12.30 PM. Free Entry
Information and media: info@zueccaprojectspace.com