From the Horde to the Bee
9th May – 22nd November 2015
56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
A printed document is produced as a means to redistribute funds from the 56th Venice Biennale of Art to an archive of militant and critical publishing housed in an anarchist squat in Milan. The printed document features a selection of material from the archive (Primo Moroni Archive, c/Cox 18, Via Conchetta 18, Milan).
A4 in size and consisting of 496 black & white pages – the content of anarchist, autonomist and marxist material ranges from the 1960s up until the present. All the images are reproduced at 1:1 scale exactly as they were positioned on the A4 scanner. The edition of the printed document sits on a large purpose built table. In exchange for a copy the audience leaves 10€ on the table surface. The cash remains in the centre of the table for the duration of the exhibition.
Part Robin Hood-ism, part money laundering, the edition of 10,000 means a potential of 100,000€ on the table. There are no guards or security. At the end of the exhibition all the cash on the table goes to the archive/squat for its continued struggle.
Presented as part of All the World’s Futures 56th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia Curated by Okwui Enwezor
For further images of this project: https://www.facebook.com/From-the-Horde-to-the-Bee-916233085089248/