Università Iuav di Venezia
Rector Carlo Magnani
"The exhibition is an important event both to redefine the relations between the Biennale and the city in a significant and innovative way and to bring contemporary art to places of study where it will be primarily in direct contact with a younger generation of students. For a university like the Università Iuav di Venezia that is fully devoted to project-based learning in all of its iterations, Nauman's constant experimentation with expressive forms that profoundly reconfigure the viewer's perception of space represents an exceptional educational opportunity. The beneficial and productive collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art is another proven example of the capability of the Venetian institutions to restore to Venice a significant role in the debate, education, and production of contemporary art."
Università Ca' Foscari
Rector Pier Francesco Ghetti
"The exhibition is an initiative of international relevance, which will involve professors, doctoral candidates, and graduate students of our houses of study; and it will reaffirm the synergies in contemporary art among the Università Ca' Foscari, the Università Iuav di Venezia, and other important Venetian institutions. The Ca' Foscari not only is a spacious and prestigious location in the heart of the Grand Canal, but it is also an educational laboratory in which artists can experiment with new forms and ideas and where our students can be involved in the artistic culture of our time."