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Record-breaking visitor number for Lara Fluxà’s exhibition LLIM, curated by Oriol Fontdevila, at the Venice Biennale Arte 2022

Arts.  30/11/2022

More than 48.000 people visited LLIM, the Catalonia in Venice exhibition presented, from April 23 to November 27, at the Eventi Collaterali of the 59th Venice Art Biennale.

LLIM, a living organism by Lara Fluxà, becomes the most visited exhibition organized by The Institut Ramon Llull at the Eventi Collaterali of the Venice Biennale, since 2009. A total of 48.256 people visited the Catalonia in Venice space. The project by the Mallorcan artist, curated by Oriol Fontdevila, attracted professionals and media from the art field as well as general audiences.

LLIM was formed by an ensemble of water tanks, capsules, and glass pipelines or, in the artist’s own words, “a group of families of organisms without skin, in dialogue and transformation with the water” fed by Venice lagoon. Through the percolation of the subsoil of the Italian city, the pieces of the installation accumulated residues, slim and sediments, the “llim” or silt that had been incorporated into this organism continuously changing. According to Lara Fluxà, "LLIM is an organism that has undergone many people".

The 59th Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, titled The Milk of Dreams, has been curated by Cecilia Alemani who congratulates for the also record-breaking of more than 800.000 visitors: “After so many months of isolation, people want to enjoy art in-person, sharing a joyful and communal experience with friends, family, colleagues, and Art lovers”.

The Biennale Arte 2022 closed on the 27th of November. The project Seguint el peix by Leve Productora and Top Manta (Popular Union of Street Vendors) has been submitted by Institut Ramon Llull for participation to 18th Biennale Architettura 2023 in Venice, as part of the Collateral Events. The project addresses issues such as migration, the privatisation of public spaces, feminism, the anti-racist fight, and food sustainability, as seen by street vendors. This is a collaboration between anti-racist activism and architecture, looking for advice for the future of cities. The Institut Ramon Llull will be in charge of the production of the project.

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