VENICE, ITALY - 29 MAY 2013: Visitors watch the projection of "The Cave Painter" as "Silent Dedication" is projected in the back, at the Pavillon of Canada, Giardini of the Biennale, in Venice, Italy, on May 29th 20113.
With "Music for Silence" the Toronto-based artist Shary Boyle explores ideas of silence, isolation and solutude. "Music for Silence" is a totale re-imagining of Canada's national space, merging imagination and folklore with humanistic, feminist and social concerns. "Music for Silence" showcases the exceptional level of hand-made craft signature to Boyle's practice, in which she works in a range of media including sculpture, drawing, painting and performance. She states: "In conceiving this installation, I thought a lot about the emotional entitlement we afford ourselves when we are moved by a song. I considered experiencing art as on would music; with trust in perception and intelligence of feeling. Each object is a note; building an arc and repeating; suggesting cycles and rythms.
The 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale takes place in Venice from June 1st to November 24th, 2013 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as in various venues the city.
Gianni Cipriano for The New York TImes