Robert Storr & the Venice Biennale

The 52nd installment of the Venice Biennale is curated by Robert Storr, Dean of the Yale Univeristy School of Art. It is the first time an American has been appointed the position. Titled “Think With the Senses – Feel With the Mind. Art in the Present Tense,” the Biennale opened over the weekend and runs until November 21st. Read a statement  on the Biennale by Storr here. Some highlights include the first-ever pavilion for Roma artists and an exhibition on contemporary African art.

View a slide show at the Guardian’s website of selected artworks here.

Read a New York Times review here.

Posted by: Ian M.

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2 responses to “Robert Storr & the Venice Biennale

  1. I.R.A.Q.
    I Repeat A Question
    2007 June 7,8,9
    An action at Giardini di Castello an the urban space

    An idea, a course of action, an communicative act based on the reality of the facts.

    I Repeat A Question is a legitimate interrogation that seeks its space in our mind amidst a daily life a in transformation so rapid as to make us forget our own kind, our neighbours. If the contemporary world stimulates us continually with its messages and its communication, there must still exist the possibility of repeating a question.
    The same question as always.

    The world transforms itself, even Iraq transforms itself, moves in a direction that is more and more tragic and becomes more and more forgotten by the world artistic scene, but unforgotten of course by war profiteers.

    We would have liked to show an empty petrol-tanker in dock, entitled “Iraq Issue Pavilion” in this biennale, but politics wouldn’t allow it, so the only thing that remains is to repeat the same question: I Repeat A Question.
    Further info: http://www.artnow.it / http://www.iraqpavilion.com

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