Willem Velthoven

When the body says Yes

The Dutch contribution to the Venice Biennale 2022 is a very cosy space.

23 Apr 2022
27 Nov 2022

Melanie Bonajo: "It is essentially a cuddle space which centralizes the clitoris as the epicentre of social design and a place for worship". This was the motto of the amazing environment that Bonajo created with her team.


Installation View Melanie Bonajo at Venice Biennale 2022 - Melanie Bonajo, Willem Velthoven

The very unconventional installation is curated by Orlando Maaike Gouwenberg, Geir Haraldseth and Soraya Pol, and the installation is designed by scenographer Théo Demans. For the upcoming edition, the Mondriaan Fund has decided to break with tradition and present the Dutch entry at a new location, the Chiesetta della Misericordia of Art Events, a deconsecrated 13th-century church in Cannaregio.