Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Bee-A-Nah-Leh (Part 1)
Ciao tutti! Sono tornata! Finalllllly, a little rundown on my Venice visit. I'm posting today with some photos, primarily focused on the main pavilion.
First room--ceiling installation and series of drawings installation, and (see below)
A detail from Nicolás Paris' Classroom: Partial exercises installation.
The second room had an enjoyable installation by Gianni Colombo: Spazio elastico, a dark room with a glowing grid of elastic bands, which you were to move through in space. Felt a bit like Tron. Too dark for a picture though.
Next up was my favorite room--R.H. Quaytman's I Modi, Chapter 22. Courtesy the artist and Miguel Abreru Gallery, NYC.
In the second or third room I looked up, horrified, and started to back-step slowly out of the door, thinking a pigeon attack was brewing. But, upon closer inspection...
...these taxidermied birds (scattered throughout every room of the pavilion), were intentionally placed. Unfortunately I didn't catch the name of the author of this work.
I simply had to share this shot of the Cafe. It was, well, dizzying. Only in Venice.
Stay tuned for Part 2--USA, France, Germany, and other individual pavilions!