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Tag: Venice Biennale

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Biennale car crash

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 Blog,

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

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Mao in Venice

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 Blog,

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

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Happiness

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 Blog,

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

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Doubletake: The Anne Landa Award

Saturday, July 4th, 2009 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

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 […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

53rd Venice Biennale

Saturday, June 20th, 2009 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

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 […]

Art Essays

Venice

Friday, July 1st, 2005 International Art,

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 […]