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My Cat Is An Alien to open the Venice Biennale 2017

MCIAA brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio have been invited by Xavier Veilhan and Christian Marclay to activate Studio Venezia

The preview days of Venice Biennale 2017 will this year be opened by Turin duo My Cat Is An Alien. Invited by visual artist Xavier Veilhan and co-curator Christian Marclay to open Xavier Veilhan's Studio Venezia project for the French Pavilion, MCIAA will be working in situ from 10–12 May. The installation in question works as a sculpture-recording studio, an "immersive environment taking in the entire pavilion so as to alter the public's perception of space; a fusion of visual art and music, in the framework of the Bauhaus and Black Mountain College experiences", says Veilhan. MCIAA will have more than 100 instruments at their disposal when they open the event; and other artists such as Éliane Radigue and Nicolas Godin of Air will also be taking part during the exhibition’s seven month run, which for the public starts on 13 May.

Venice Biennale runs from 13 May–26 November.