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Happy Dog Takes On Everlasting Plastics

Arts & Culture

Happy Dog Takes On Everlasting Plastics

SPACES and the U.S. Pavilion at the 2023 Venice Biennale

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Doors 7:00pm. Forum Begins 7:30pm.

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"As we represent the US and the Rust Belt, we know that we have really impressive ideas here. This is the 4th pavilion in a row for the Architecture Biennale that is coming from an organization in the Midwest." – Tizziana Baldenebro

Every other year, the U.S. State Department hosts an open call for applicants to curate an exhibition to be presented at the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Archittetura. It's a competitive process, featuring as many as 75 countries, and those selected are considered some of the best in the world. This year's exhibition will take place May 20 through November 26, 2023, and a proposal submitted by a small local nonprofit art gallery, SPACES was selected for the U.S. pavilion--thrusting Cleveland into the spotlight of international art and design.

SPACES' theme Everlasting Plastics is rooted in an exploration of plastic as a single material with infinite forms. It aims to ignite a critical conversation about the ways that plastics both shape and erode contemporary ecologies and economies, while also suggesting possible alternatives for the ways in which plastics are used.

Join the City Club at the Happy Dog in Gordon Square for a panel conversation with the Gund Foundation's Jennifer Coleman on Everlasting Plastics, and Cleveland's prominence at the acclaimed Venice Biennale.

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