Venice Biennale

Biennale car crash

June 1, 2011
Hajnal_Nemeth_CarCrash

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


Mao in Venice

June 1, 2011
Stelios Faitakas_Mao_Byzantine

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


Happiness

June 1, 2011
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Hany Armanious’s ‘Happiness’ in the Australian pavilion. Viewer = not happy More


Doubletake: The Anne Landa Award

July 4, 2009
Cao Fei, Whose Utopia?, 2006, Video installation, 20 minutes

It may enjoy a ‘cutting edge’ reputation, but too much new media art translates into an aimless, shapeless sequence of images grouped around one or two central ideas. These works are not valued for what they are, but for what they represent. Australia’s official contribution to the Venice Biennale provides an excellent example. To read … More


53rd Venice Biennale

June 20, 2009
Yelena Vorobyeva & Viktor Vorobyev, Artist Asleep, 1998,  Installation (bed in front), Central Asia pavillon

Making Worlds – Fare Mondi is the theme for this year’s Venice Biennale, the 53rd installment of the world’s leading contemporary art exhibition. In the words of Daniel Birnbaum, the Swedish-born, Frankfurt-based director, the title expresses a wish “to emphasise the process of creation.” This may sound a very modest ambition but Birnbaum does have … More


Venice

July 1, 2005

For three days in summer, every other year, an unruly crowd of artists, critics, curators, dealers and collectors descends on Venice for the opening of the Biennale – the world’s premier contemporary art event. The networking and partying goes on at a furious pace, as the art luminaries separate the stars from the also-rans, deciding … More