On the occasion of the 58th Venice Biennale

HEAT: Create The Environment You Want To Live In.

Venice, 12 May – 24 November 2019


Art dialogue with nature: an exhibition attentive to environmental issues.


Art And Communication, a non-profit association supporting art and artists, presents an international exhibition: Heat – Create The Environment You Want To Live In, at the 58th Venice Biennale. Curated by Sveva Manfredi Zavaglia, Maria Abramenko with the cultural advisor Ekaterina Luki, Heat takes place from 12 May until 24 November 2019, at the Archives of Misericordia (Cannareggio 3549) located in the creative hub around Venice’s Scuola Grande della Misericordia.


The origins of the Heat project is the desire of the curators to raise public awareness of global warming and how artists from many different disciplines are reacting to the crisis. Heat confirms that artists can play a central role in galvanising public consciousness about the fragility of our planet, a necessary first step towards transforming the wounds of the earth into energy and light. Artists communicate both the beauty and mystery of the earth. “We don’t just want to protect the environment, we want to create a world where the environment doesn’t need protection,” says curator Sveva Manfredi Zavaglia.


Heat presents six internationally-renowned artists, paired into three groups of two who will each present their work in periods of approximately two months each. The curators have paired these artists into delightful and contrasting combinations, creating numerous site-specific works that combine in dialogue with each other. In this way, Heat also reflects the dilemma facing Venice itself, a city who’s bounteous historical and cultural heritage is constantly threatened by the problem of flooding and erosion.


In their very different ways, these six artists invite the public to dwell on the relationship between man and the environment to energise our consciences, galvanising us towards the goal of creating a sustainable future and rediscovering nature’s ancient balance. Particular attention is devoted by the artists to transmitting their ideas to the younger generation, inculcating the idea of a culture with roots in the past but looking to the future.


The artists:


Edoardo Dionea Cicconi (Palermo): Minimal-geometric installations on nature with the aim of preserving it through art.


Lina Condes (Miami) Installations and wall sculptures, strong and exaggerated fossils, themed on a return to the past by examining the future.


Artem Mirolevich (New York): Paintings that take the viewer on fantastic journeys, rediscovering the environment and nature.


Ernesto Morales (Turin):Oil paintings that emote introspective inner journeys in the clouds.


Andrea Pacanowski (Rome): Photography that examines the relationship between man and nature to better appreciate the connections between the two.


Veronica Smirnoff (London): Paintings using the traditional technique of egg tempera on wood associated with icon and early Rennaissance explore fairy tales, legends and ancient visual cultures.


Heat – Create the environment you want to live in: 12 May – 24 November.

Venue: Church and Archives of Mercy, Cannareggio 3549, Venice.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm

Curators: Sveva Manfredi Zavaglia, Maria Abramenko,

Cultural Advisor: Ekaterina Luki.

Organization: Art & Communication – [email protected]

Exhibition Press Office: Cristina Attinà – [email protected]:  Phone: +39 392 6133227

Exhibition information/media contact/preview appointments: [email protected]

Institutional Sponsorships: Mibac, Municipality of Venice, Consulate of Argentina.

Media partner: Frattura Scomposta

Partner & sponsor: Valorizzazioni Culturali, Mag Ltd, Black It  

Vitayes, Compagnia delle Indie, Magorabin Marcello Trentini