Venice Biennale Transcendental Realism

“Transcendental Realism: The Art of Adi Da Samraj”, a Collateral Exhibition at 2007 Venice Biennale, is housed on two expansive floors of Palazzo Bollani, a beautiful landmark building within easy access from most locations in the city.

The ground floor introduces Adi Da’s work in an immersive wall-projection retrospective of his multiple exposure photographic work. Housed in three rooms on the upper floor of the palazzo, nine monumental-scale images, and a screening of “What Is Not An Idea?”, from the Geome Two suite, demonstrate Adi Da’s radical approach to “aperspectival, aniconic, and anegoic” art.

Writing in Corriere della Sera Magazine, Francesca Pini called the exhibition at the Palazzo Bollani “not to be missed,” and Il Manifesto critic Ida Gerosa enthused that Adi Da Samraj’s use of digital means was “the best I have seen.” The 52nd annual Venice Biennale runs from June – November 2007.

Palazzo Bollani - Castello 3647
Venice, Italy
June 10 – November 21, 2007


Exhibition Catalog


This large format catalog presents over 25 stunning illustrations in color and black-and-white. It includes the fully fabricated works from Avatar Adi Da’s Spectra, Geome, and Oculus Suites. You will also find a three- page gatefold of Alberti’s Window (partially shown on this cover image).
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