This year has proved to be an exciting one for Mtec at the 56th Venice International Art Biennale. We’ve been involved in packing, shipping and installing a great range of work, each presenting their own unique challenges, in multiple sites across Venice. It has been a pleasure working with some of the art world’s most esteemed galleries, institutions and artists in the run up to the preview weekend, and we hope to repeat that success working together at future installations and Biennales to come.
Here are our highlights of this year’s preview weekend and insight into Mtec‘s involvement.
Firstly, we were honoured to be involved in the logistics of Sarah Lucas’s ‘I SCREAM DADDIO’ at the British Pavilion. Mtec were responsible for shipping and installing all of the sculptures in the show, and if you look closely at this great tour of the exhibition by Sarah herself, you can grab an extremely brief glimpse of our project manager, John, at work.
We continued our longstanding relationship with the Yorkshire Sculpture Park packing, shipping and installing six major sculptures by Ursula Von Rydingsvard at the Giardino della Marinaressa. We were previously responsible for installing over 40 of the artist’s works from her 2014 exhibition at the Park itself and their subsequent shipments.
Finally, one of our most challenging installations of the Biennale took place at the Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore. ‘Together’ by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa comprises of two large sculptural works in conversation with one another; one of which hangs from the Basilica’s Cupola at 13 metres high.
We look forward to reading more of the great responses to all of the shows in Venice this year, and our continued involvement with our partners there both old and new. If you’ve seen any of the above shows why not head over to our Facebook page and share your experience?
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