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Dineo Seshee Bopape, 'Example' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Vol, Venice.
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Debora Delmar Corp, '7G' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Anthony Antonellis, 'Bauhaus Pizza' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Jason Hirata, 'Black Hole Sun' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Sydney Shen, 'Compass Rose' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Alma Alloro, 'Die Creature' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Paul Barsch, 'Doppeldecker' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Rachael Archibald, 'For Bries' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Luc Fuller, 'IRL' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Simona Lamparelli, 'Make Your Choice' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Jack Fisher, 'Ok Google' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Alma Alloro, 'pizza' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Anthony Antonellis, 'pizza' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Sascha Hundorff, 'Pizza Bambini' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Yorgos Sapountzis, 'Pizza Capital' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Debora Delmar Corp, 'pizza' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Dineo Seshee Bopape, 'pizza' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Jack Fisher, 'pizza' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Jason Hirata, 'pizza' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Kim Asendorf + Ole Fach, 'pizza' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Lorna Mills, 'pizza' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Luc Fuller, 'pizza' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Matteo Ceretto Castigliano, 'pizza' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Paul Barsch, 'pizza' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Rachael Archibald, 'pizza' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Santiago Taccetti, 'pizza' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Shiyu Gao, 'pizza' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Sydney Shen, 'pizza' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Tilman Horing + Anselm Ruderisch, 'pizza' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Yorgos Sapountzis, 'pizza' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Kim Asendorf + Ole Fach, 'Salami Loaded With Surpri' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Santiago Taccetti, 'Share The Venetian Love' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Timan Hornig + Anselm Ruderisch, 'Smile' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Lorna Mills, 'The Pizza Is Ruined' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Shiyu Gao, 'The Tickling Object' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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Matteo Ceretto Castigliano, 'Venice Drift' (2015) Install view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.
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'PIZZA PAVILION' (2015) Exhibition view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Venice Biennale, Venice.
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'PIZZA PAVILION' (2015) Exhibition view. photo by paul barsch & simona lamparelli. Venice Biennale, Venice.
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Pizza Pavilion (2015) documentation

, 19 August 2015

Pizza is the new religion. It holds the same cultural capital and promises the same healing powers for millennials that organized religion once did for their ancestors. The holy trinity is now divined in the three edges of a single slice, and its iconography is everywhere. It is the “universal, omnipresent, truly globalized concept”, the “symbolic hub and social equalizer”, “the super meme of our times”, “the Internet of foods”. It should come as a little surprise then that the 56th Venice Biennale has hosted the first international pavilion dedicated to pizza “as a cultural canvas”, curated by Paul Barsch and Konstanze Schütze and inevitably called the Pizza Pavilion, running May 8 to November 22.

In a artistic reversal of sorts, the Pavilion applies artistic strategies to an everyday phenomenon, creating a site-specific situation piece that reflects contemporary paradigms and their various manifestations. “It is,” as the press release states, “a practical philosophical endeavour that turns the working local pizzeria, Pizza Al Volo, into an international Pavilion”.

Anthony Antonellis, ‘Bauhaus Pizza’ (2015). Install view. Photo by Paul Barsch & Simona Lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.

Participating in the piece are 19 different artists of the “post-digital” generation, invited to compose and title their own personal pizzas for a ‘Pizza Pavilion’ menu to be made available alongside the pizzeria’s regular one, including Santiago TaccettiLorna Mills, Alma Alloro and Tilman Hornig. The presence of the artist-produced pizzas, available for order, thereby turn the Italian pizzeria into an “art production studio and gallery, where one can witness the creation of an contemporary “artwork” and can buy and consume it directly”.

Exhibition photos, top right.

PIZZA PAVILION was on at Venice Biennale from May 8 to November 22, 2015.

Header image: Santiago Taccetti, ‘Share The Venetian Love’ (2015). Install view. Photo by Paul Barsch and Simona Lamparelli. Pizza Al Volo, Venice.