Paper Art for Venice Design 2019

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*** English Version, German version follows below***

Dear Friends, I've been invited to take part on the Venice Design during the Venice Biennale in 2019. The curators have selected the works 'Pillars of Cloud & Fire 2016' to be displayed amongst the international works of many esteemed designers, artists and creators. The opening is on May 9th & 10th, 2019 and the works are on display from May 11th to November 24th 2019 Rococo gallery of the Palazzo Michiel. The event attracts Over 200.000 annual visitors and the entry to view the gallery is free (because we believe design should be accessible to all) and the space contributed by the city of Venice, However because it is free entry there is a fee for artists & designers to participate. A fee I am not able to fund on my own, therefore I am looking for your support to assist me in taking part in this very exciting opportunity. I have been humbled in the past to gain support whether financial, contributions of time or simple positive feedback, all is and are always welcome. :)

Please Note: As of October 23rd, The GAA Foundation requested from The European Cultural Centre a first contribution, they have lovingly granted the first installment of 2600€ towards my the initial, to see my paper works in Venice YAY! :D a generous contribution for small designers to still participate and not be held back by lack of financial resources. This makes my exhibition fee 5000€ instead of the original 7600€.  I am very thankful for this!

Now where the raised money is going: 
5,000,- € ( reduced from 7600€) -"exhibition support amount” for a small space (max. 3 sqm) includes: display from May-November 2019, PR, website representation, an opening party for Press & public, season closing party, installation, site security and maintenance, etc. 

Shipping fee &  insured artworks from Berlin to Venice and return has also been covered by a generous offer by Original in Berlin, the design showroom where the pillars are on display. Thank you Lars!   www.originalinberlin.com

1000€ - flights and accommodations for the artist and assistant to be a present at the opening and closing of Venice Design 2019

Assistance in making the video interview & music use has been generously contributed by Cris Wiegandt www.criswiegandt.com & Prince Heka, Thank you friends! 

400€ - any unforsee-ables 

As a sincere thank you, from small to large donations, I will be sending gifts from  artist designed gift paper to pillow covers to handmade artworks, as featured in the video and offered on my Instagram . If there something you specifically have in mind please let me know as quantities for some items are limited. 

More info about Venice Design 2019, the ECC, the GAA the event location here:






European Cultural Centre Italy

Palazzo Michiel 

About 'Pillars of Fire & Cloud 2016' works:

Pillar of Silver Cloud (by day) This piece is one part of a duo series that explores the famous saying ‘every cloud has a silver lining’, referencing the part where the sun kisses the clouds edge, making it glow. This example visually interprets a cloud representing despair and its ‘silver lining’ the glimmer of hope. A pillar of clouds were also used scripturally to guide the lost to the promise land. Evidently the lush features of flowers, leaves and shapes depict a hint interpretation of what the promised land was hoped to be like.

Pillar of Gold Fire (by night) Second part of the duo pillar series, in the same scriptural reference represents the guidance fire that led the lost by night. Gold making reference to the saying ‘Refined by fire’, most frequently in terms of ones life being refined by experiences and shaped in its utmost potential, until refined again. Different layers of the pillar explain the beauty of what each refinement could hold. 

Medium: cardboard frame & paper approx. size 50cm tall by 25cm wide/ 80cm tall by 35cm wide

artwork & copyright Lacy Barry 2016 Photography by Jenny Endom

Photos or artwork and info found here: http://lacybarry.com/FIRE-CLOUD 

Special thanks to Cris Wiegandt for helping me make this video, and editing it, Prince Heka  her song 'bored security guard' song used in the video, Orginal in Berlin showroom in Berlin for contributing shipping of the Pillars to Venice and the GAA Foundation for image use and being fantastic!

***Deutsch Verison***

Liebe Freunde, ich brauche eure Unterstützung für die Teilnahme an der Venice Design 2019 – im Rahmen der Biennale in Venedig.

Die GAA Foundation hat mich eingeladen, dort auszustellen. Ich hab mich wahnsinnig gefreut, dass die Kuratoren dafür mein Projekt „Pillars of Fire and Cloud 2016“ neben den Objekten vieler toller internationaler Designer und Künstler ausgewählt haben. Leider gibt es eine recht hohe Teilnahmegebühr für Künstler und Aussteller, weil das Event für alle Besucher kostenfrei ist und die Stadt Venedig nur den Ort zur Verfügung stellt.

Das European Cultural Centre unterstützt mich mit 2.600 Euro – die verbleibenden 5.000 Euro möchte ich jetzt mit eurer Hilfe aufbringen. Ich freue mich über jeden einzelnen Betrag!

Hier nun was mit dem gespendeten Geld passiert:

5.000 Euro beinhalten die Standfläche (max. 3. m²) für die Ausstellungszeit von Mai bis November 2019, PR, Darstellung auf der Website, Opening-Party für die Presse und die Öffentlichkeit, Closing-Party, Installation, Security und Instandhaltung etc. 

1.000 Euro – Flug und Unterkunft für die Künstler und Assistenten um während der Eröffnung und des Endes der Venice Design 2019 anwesend zu sein.

400 Euro  – Für unerwartete Fälle. 

Die Kosten für Versand und Versicherung der Objekte von Berlin nach Venedig wurde mir großzügig von Original in Berlin gezahlt, dem Showroom wo die „Pillars“momentan ausgestellt werden. Danke Lars! www.originalinberlin.com

Mein Dankeschön an Euch

Als Dankeschön für eure kleinen und große Spenden bekommt ihr natürlich etwas von mir zurück: Zum Beispiel von mir designtes Geschenkpapier, Kissenbezüge und handgemachtes Artwork – auf Instagram ( https://www.instagram.com/lacy_barry/?hl=de ) und im Video könnt ihr sehen, was es alles gibt. Einige Artikel sind Einzelstücke, also lasst mich wissen, wenn ihr euch etwas spezielles wünscht.

Über meine Arbeiten „Pillars of Fire and Cloud 2016“:

Pillars of Silver Cloud (am Tag) ist der erste Teil eines Diptichons, das sich mit dem Sprichwort „ein Silberstreifen am Horizont“  auseinander setzt. Die Wolke symbolisiert die Verzweiflung und der „Silberstreifen“ den Funken Hoffnung. In der Bibel hat eine Wolkensäule die Verlorenen ins gelobte Land geführt.   

  Der zweite Teil Pillar of Gold Fire (Nachts) bezieht sich auf die gleiche Bibelstelle und repräsentiert das das Leuchtfeuer  das die Verlorenen nachts führt. Gold steht hier für das Sprichwort „refined by Fire“ (durchs Feuer verfeinert), es wird oft verwendet wenn ein Mensch durch Erfahrungen wieder und wieder geprägt wird und dadurch sein volles Potential ausschöpft.

Medien: Karton Rahmen und Papier, ca. 50 cm groß und 25 cm lang / 80 cm groß und 35 cm breit

Artwork und Copyright Lacy Barry 2016 Photography by Jenny Endom

 Fotos und artwork info gibt es hier: http://lacybarry.com/FIRE-CLOUD 

Über die Biennale

Die Eröffnung findet am 9. und 10. Mai statt, meine Arbeiten werden vom 11. Mai 2019 bis zum 24. November 2019 in der Rococo Gallerie von Palazzo Michiel gezeigt. Die Biennale Venedig hat jährlich um die 200.000 Besucher.

Mehr Infos über Venice Design 2019, ECC und GAA findet ihr hier:





Palazzo Michiel 

Lieben Dank an alle, die mich schon unterstützen:

 Chris Wiegand und Unnur Andrea haben mich beim Drehen des Interviews unterstützt. Danke Leute! :-)
www.criswiegandt.com Dank auch an Prince Heka weil ich seinen Song „Bored Security Guard“ im Video besitzen durfte. Dank auch an Original in Berlin  Showrom in Berlin für das Bereitstellung der Versandkosten und  der GAA Foundation für das Benutzen der Bilder und dafür super zu sein!
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Hello Everyone! Thank you for your contributions to allow the Pillars of Fire & Cloud to take part in Venice Design 2019! The opening was a great success , and the exhibition will be on view from now until November 2019. In the meantime, I'd love to send all who donated a customised gift made by me for you, to say thanks. ( If you still want to donate the campaign will be up a little longer) Please send you mailing address to info@lacybarry.com so I can get that to you in the coming weeks :) Disclaimer: I will not add your info to any newletter, unless you want that. Please indicate. I will also be sending out photos of the event made by the site photographer in the next update, but in the meantime see some of mine on instagram @lacy_barry . Please feel free to like, follow and share. Until then thank you again, you make art dreams come truuuuu! xoxoxoLacy
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The pillars have been shipped and received in Venice thanks to a generous shipping donation by Original in Berlin. Please visit their mid century showroom on Karl Marx Alle in Berlin, plus their design gallery next door called LOMOMOMO, where the pillars were showcased for the past year :) https://instagram.com/lomomomo_berlin?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=gpz9bdcnbiy4
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Dear friends, April is my last month raise funds to fulfil the submission requirements to show at Venice Design 2019; a exhibition ( free to the public) held alongside the Venice Biennale that focuses on Artists who also combine design in their work. This is so very important to me as not only it is a once in a life time opportunity to be invited to show at one of the best & biggest art exhibitions in the world! But also a chance to propel my work into a platform of focus to museum curators, gallerists, art & design enthusiasts, a world I’ve only dreamt of contributing to and currently have only scratched the surface of. I believe paper & cardboard art is gaining a place in the world of fine art and I want so much for my work to be apart of it. So I ask so very kindly to contribute, your efforts will not go unnoticed or unrewarded, there is only a month left, so please don’t delay, pls contribute today ! ... and thank you all whom already have ☺️✨
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I know your all are probably tired of my asking to support my campaign, but I really need to stress how important it is; As a working artist for the last 10 years + I am not rich, supporting this baby has taken a lot to raise, almost all my extra income has gone into making and showing these works, and I mean all; no rainy day savings, no lofty beach vacations south for the winter, no down payments on a house, all the things probably a person my age should be working towards or already have but doesn't. I won't lie, following your dreams is hard! and aside from work projects where every project is 'low or no budget' and every penny you know you and your work is worth you find yourself fighting for just to then be gobbled up by the tax office to fuck up another German airport or whatever (BER ugh!). So when Venice Design ( part of the Venice Biennale, THE BIGGEST ART FAIR IN THE WORLD) rang up and invited me to show my works, I had to take this opportunity... I mean otherwise what would I have been working for this last decade???... its THE BIGGEST ART FAIR IN THE WORLD ( had to say again lol). So please please donate, as little as 5€ to as much as you can, because it won't go under appreciated at all! And of course as I believe in ALWAYS giving back, your contribution will be rewarded!; with gift paper I custom designed, printed locally in Germany with one of Germany's most quality printers on top quality paper, to pillow covers I also designed and had printed in the UK on some of the best Panama cottons with one of the best digital printers ( they also print for Liberty's London) to hand made paper artworks, I made in my studio with my own hands! I recently took the Little Wing works out over the weekend and they are soo beautiful in person! So please please pretty please ( really trying not to beg) support my works going to Venice, it would be one of the most loving things you could ever do... to those who already have, thank you, thank you, thank you!! You have been such gems and your efforts will be rewarded greatly if they haven't already. Lots of love, Lacy
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