MUSICA AD ARTE
Corrado Levi, performer
May 9, 2015, 5 p.m.
Venice, Ca’ Rezzonico – Venetian Eighteen Century Museum
A master of contemporary art and architecture, in recent years Corrado Levi has rediscovered his old love for music, a youthful enthusiasm that has returned to the centre of his experimental interests using a variety of artistic languages, and in particular for its being able to construct a deep relationship with architecture and with the sensorial sensitivities of the public.
For the 56th Venice Art Biennale, Levi is offering Musica ad Arte in the drawing room on the first floor of Ca’ Rezzonico, a performance centred on the correspondences between the emission of sounds of the cello and the manner of controlling the brush in painting.
The sounds – extended, brief, staccato, fluid, sliding, intense – that appear in some musical compositions are compared to different brushstrokes in works of art: rapid, hesitating, pecked, of infinite length.
A parallel between sound and paint is created forming a metaphor of the spirit to “explore – as Levi writes – some of its infinite forms and, who knows, to offer an invitation to you and I to think beyond”.
Duration approx 30 minuts.
Entrance by invitation only, subject to venue capacity.
Coordination: Gabriella Belli and Azalea Seratoni