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Venice Biennale: Meet Petticoat Government
Arts & Culture

Tue. May 21, 6:30PM

Venice Biennale: Meet Petticoat Government

Dive into the world of Petticoat Government during an exclusive conversation with the collective representing Belgium at the 60th edition of the Venice Biennale.

Join us as Petticoat Government — composed of Denicolai & Provoost, Antoinette Jattiot, Nord, and Specu loos — unveils a dynamic scenario with folkloric giants from Belgian, French, and Spanish communities. Discover their kaleidoscopic visions and hear firsthand about their representation of the Belgian Pavilion at the 60th Venice Biennale.

By challenging the notion of 'national representation' and embracing a collaborative, cross-disciplinary approach, Petticoat Government navigates the complex context of contemporary art and its codes, the frail nature of territorial limits and the porosity of cultures.

Don't miss the chance to join us on May 21st for a unique journey with Petticoat Government and the seven Giants, exploring the project's origins, its Venetian episode, and its next chapters.

© Courtesy of Petticoat Government — photo: Lola Pertsowsky


Petticoat Government

Petticoat Government is a multidisciplinary collective project started by seven people: Sophie Boiron, Valentin Bollaert, Simona Denicolai, Pauline Fockedey, Pierre Huyghebaert, Antoinette Jattiot and Ivo Provoost. They were selected by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and Wallonia-Brussels International to represent Belgium at the 60th edition of the Venice Biennale. Working at the intersection of art, curatorial practice, architecture, graphic design, typography and cartography, the collective takes a collaborative, non-hierarchical approach to exhibition-making, shifting the focus through its chapters and fictional potential.


Manah Depauw

Manah Depauw, born in 1979, is a director, performer and author from Brussels. Since the beginning of the 2000s, her plays have invaded the stages of international contemporary theatre. In parallel with her theatrical creations, Depauw undertakes sound experiments (Bruzz Radio / Klara radio station / the label Stroom). She plays in different films and writes plays and articles, which are published in magazines like Etcetera, Alternative théâtrale, Stempel and Ishtar from the Fondation Thalie, among others.

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