A terrible beauty in Venice, sort of…

June 11, 2011

This much delayed blog comes from a train, speeding towards Aarhus in Denmark, where the second Danish Sculpture by the Sea is being held. I’ve just finished four exhausting days in Venice for the Biennale. Lest you think this sounds glamorous, I can’t remember when I’ve felt so zonked every evening. Too tired to write … More

Rats, Venice

June 2, 2011

Huge talking rats were all the rage in Venice this year, courtesy of New York’s Bruce High Quality Foundation More

I survived…

June 2, 2011

An exhibit in the Arsenale anticipates audience responses to this year’s show More

Biennale car crash

June 1, 2011

Biennale as a car crash – Hajnal Nemeth’s work in the Hungarian pavilion More

Mao in Venice

June 1, 2011

Chairman Mao as a Byzantine icon, by Stelios Faitakas, on the outer wall of the Danish pavilion. More


June 1, 2011

Hany Armanious’s ‘Happiness’ in the Australian pavilion. Viewer = not happy More

Corporate Life…

May 30, 2011

From a video by Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries at the Asia Art Archive in HK… but the sentiments are pretty universal More

Art HK. The elephant in the room.

May 30, 2011

Don’t Touch

May 27, 2011

A Chinese city suspended in the midst of the Art HK galleries. Liu Wei’s ‘Don’t Touch’ More

Australia is an Asian country

May 27, 2011

Hong Kong is very shiny. Mirrored glass buildings reflecting each other in an endless spiral of narcissism: money admiring itself. What a perfect place for an art fair. The tactic of splitting the fair into two floors has worked better than anyone might have expected. It is a clear division between the rich and powerful … More