Makov and his team, including the curator Maria Lanko, Lizaveta Herman and Borys Filonenko were determined, as said Pavlo, “to show that we are here, and we exist. I am not quoting Churchill directly, but he talked about the things that we are fighting for – and we are fighting for our culture, our way of seeing the world.”
The Acqua Alta project for the pavilion in Venice will become a culmination of the "fountain of exhaustion" image development that has been proceeding since the '90s. The artistic practices of Pavlo Makov 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 this year’s theme of La Biennale di Venezia – Milk of Dreams.
Venice Biennale 2022 is held from 23.04 - 27.11 2022