Curator: Giovanni Carmine
Commissioner: Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Valentin Carron will represent Switzerland at the 55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia from 1 June to 24 November 2013 in the Swiss Pavilion in the Giardini della Biennale. His exhibition is complemented by an accompanying talks and events programme titled "Salon Suisse" at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi.
For Valentin Carron, sculpture is central to his work. The formal vocabulary of his pieces is inspired by the imagery of the Canton of Valais, where he has spent almost all his life, borrowing and adapting the internationally renowned vocabulary of the style of his alpine home region and making it peculiarly his own. Through stylistic and material tensions, his art casts doubt as to the authenticity of the vernacular, whilst developing a highly personal artistic discourse. LINK Swiss Pavilion Venezia