Fountain of Exhaustion. Acqua Аlta project for the 59th International Art Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia is first and foremost an attempt to address the present from within the Ukrainian context in order to retrace and reveal how a local concern eventually grows to echo the global conversation.
The Pavilion exhibits the works of Pavlo Makov, whose artistic practices in the early 1990s focused on exploring the parallels between the human body and urban space and have since then largely shifted to elaborating the theme of “the world without us”. The artwork Fountain of Exhaustion is a serene and reflective project, which serves as a conscious extension of the original story of Fountain of Exhaustion (at once providing for the particularities of the exhibition location) and comes as a natural response to the theme Milk of Dreams.
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Photo 1. Fountain of Exhaustion. Acqua Аlta. At the Ukrainian Pavilion. Venice. Photo by Sasha Maslov.
Photo 2. Pavlo Makov and a part of the Ukrainian Pavilion team. Venice. Photo by Serhiy Mishakin.