Oct 21, 2011

Biennale di Venezia 2011: illumiNATIONS

The title chosen for the 2011 edition of the International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia is both evocative and compelling. The references it contains are obvious (from the theme of light, to the poetry of Arthur Rimbaud, from the writings of Walter Benjamin to the Biennale’s very structure composed of national pavilions), but this title also wishes to emphasize one of art’s intrinsic characteristics: it is a unique and illuminating experience.
Japan pavillion
Korea pavillion
the kids factory

Tourists, Cattelan's pigeons

My personal comment is not really positive. I prefered the previous edition, this time I really felt like we are in a period of crisis... The Italian pavillon, called "L'arte non è cosa nostra", looked like a real "cosa nostra" stuff, with random people suggesting their own friends for the exposition. But anyway, Venice is always a very special place and I had a lovely weekend with daddy! By the way... I love the Spritz!

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