Wednesday, July 11, 2007

52nd Venice International Art Biennale

Friday 8th June - Seen between the Arsenale and the Giardini. Italian painter and sculptor, Lucio del Pezzo. Del Pezzo’s favorite artists in the Biennale are the Kabakovs. “Their work is a fantastic project on Russian history.” He told me.

photograph courtesy La Biennale

Friday 8th June – Arsenale: Think with the Senses – Feel with the mind. Art in the Present Tense – Ilya and Emilia Kabakov - Manas. Russian artists based in New York, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov’s installation entitled Manas consists of a series of models of mountains observatories ostensibly designed to collect cosmic energy, special dreams, views of alien civilizations, etc. Like most of the Kabakovs’ sculptural tableaux, the work has a pleasing tone of Russian absurdist literature. Writes Walter Robinson for Artnet.

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