Fondazione ERES

Medusa Alga Laguna - Installation view

Medusa Alga Laguna, installation view
© ERES Foundation, photo: Thomas Dashuber

Arte + scienza

In the immediate vicinity of the Giardini and the Arsenale, the ERES Foundation has three interim exhibition venues in a privately owned building. During certain opening hours, they are open to the public. They feature exhibitions that artistically formulate central topics of the ERES Foundation in regard to the interface of art and science. Also, for the very first time, the foundation will be represented at the 2022 Biennale as an official Collateral Event. Tue Greenfort’s exhibition “Medusa Alga Laguna” continues and expands the foundation’s Munich exhibition “Alga” (2021) in Venice. Greenfort’s approach of incorporating the ecological condition of an exhibition’s natural environment into his artwork connects with another key topic of the foundation — the scientific examination of climate change and species extinction. Venice, with its lagoon a sensitive ecosystem in itself as well as a city particularly affected by climate change, is just as much a focal point of the Biennale event as the foundation’s desire to help preserve Venice and its unique cultural heritage of arts and craftsmanship.