ANDREA PAGNES (VESTANDPAGE)

Venetian born artist Andrea Pagnes and German artist Verena Stenke have been working together since 2006 as VestAndPage, creating live performances cycles, performance-based films, visuals, theoretical and creative writings and temporary artistic community projects internationally. Their art practise is contextual, conceived psycho-geographically in response to social situations, natural surroundings, archaeological sites and historical architectures, unconventional environments such as mines, caves and urban ruins. They explore themes such as pain sublimation, suffering, fragility, risk-taking, trust in change, union and endurance with an original bodily approach to performance to dissect the private, social and political spheres and merge from reality poetic elements as a rebellion against the exercise of power and discrimination among human beings. VestAndPage are the curators and conceivers of the live art exhibition project “Venice International Performance Art Week” since its inception (2012). Their last performance-based movie “Plantain” won the best film award at the Berlin Independent Film Festival (2018).

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