ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS! / SINKING ISLANDS, UNSINKABLE ART
The institute ERGO SUM proudly announces it`s collaboration with Kiribati Pavilion team at the 57th Venice Art Biennale. The art project is named as “ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS! / SINKING ISLANDS, UNSINKABLE ART / in Kiribati language: “e kai maunanako te aba, te rikia e tei n nene n aki kona ni bua”
The exhibition of the Kiribati Pavilion reflects on the vulnerable position of its art, which has preserved throughout history the unique and primal nature of culture and customs. The Kiribati Pavilion represents the joint efforts of 35 artists from different generations and branches of art, whose works are intertwined and whose passion for art guides them in their shared objective of presenting the unique and primal nature of their culture and customs, interlinked with contemporary art. The artistic project as a whole stirs strong self-refection in the viewers as it encourages them to reflect on human existence, human interventions into nature, and the resulting global warming.
Photo from left to right: Pelea Tehumu, Nina Tepes, Tawake Eriata (published with courtesy of artist)
Location: Red Beach, Betio, Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati