Views from Venice Biennale

Views from Venice Biennale

The 2011 Venice Biennale kicked off this week and the stellar reviews have been pouring in.   The exhibition opened to the public on Saturday, June 4th and runs through November 27th, 2011. Swiss curator Bice Curiger, who serves as Artistic Director for the festival, chose the theme this year "ILLUMInations." An almost overwhelming collection of art, the exhibition has three main sections:  The 54th International Art Exhibition housed in the Arsenale and the Central “International” Pavilion in the Giardini, National Pavilions in the Giardini and several off site, and Events around the city itself.

Jonana Basconcelos 'Contamination'

Jonana Basconcelos' 'Contamination' at Pinault Foundation's Palazzo Grassi

photo: J.J Martin

Thomas Hirschhorn's 'Crystal Resistance'Thomas Hirschorn

Thomas Hirschhorn Crystal of Resistance in the Swiss Pavilion

photos: J.J Martin  and Stefano Pasquini

Karla Black

Karla Black, Installation View, Palazzo Pisani (S.Marina)

 

photo: Gautier Deblonde

Mike NelsonMike Nelson installation

British artist Mike Nelson's labyrinth installation takes you into a series of dimly lit, low-ceilinged rooms

photo: Cristiano Corte

Dominik Lang

Dominik Lang’s installation, built around the works of his father, Jiri, a forgotten sculptor.

photo: Ruth Fremson

Ali Assaf

Installation by Iraqi artist Ali Assaf: "Bassorah, The Venice of The East" at the Pavilion of Iraq

photo: Ammar Abd Rabbo

Mahbubar Rahman

Mahbubar Rahman at Bangladesh pavilion

photo: Stunned flickr
 

Emilio Vedova

Venetian artist Emilio Vedova's 109 canvases

photo: J.J Martin 

Urs Fischer

'Untitled', one of Urs Fischer's candle sculptures, a portrait of artist Rudolf Stinge at the Arsenale

 

photos via siol culture and ineedaguide

installations by navid nuur

Navid Nuur installation

 

photo via ineedaguide

Nataniel Mellors

Nataniel Mellors

 

photo: Stunned flicker

Allora and Calzadilla jogger

U.S. artists Allora and Calzadilla's installation of a jogger wearing a USA shirt on a treadmill placed on an upside-down military tank, shown at the US pavilion

photo: Ammar Abd Rabbo 

Italian Pavilion

photo via Stunned flickr

photo: Fiona Cambell
   

 

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