Carvings & triangles   
11 Nov 2022 11 Nov 2022     Biennale, Venice            L M S        
 
 
 
 
 

We visited eight off-site galleries today. Our favourites were the Ivory Coast pavilion and the exhibit of South Korean triangle artist Chun Kwang Young.

 
 
 
 
Pavilion of Cote d'Ivoire
 
A man with a severed head emerging from a solid block of wood. The pieces that follow appear to be similar pieces but at points further along in their refinement. Or perhaps not, perhaps this is the end point.
 
 
 
 
Pavilion of Cote d'Ivoire
 
A man with a severed head emerging from a solid block of wood. The pieces that follow appear to be similar pieces but at points further along in their refinement. Or perhaps not, perhaps this is the end point.
 
 
 
 
Pavilion of Cote d'Ivoire
 
A man with a severed head emerging from a solid block of wood. The pieces that follow appear to be similar pieces but at points further along in their refinement. Or perhaps not, perhaps this is the end point.
 
 
 
Pavilion of Cote d'Ivoire
 
Carved from a single block of wood, and covered with curious ridges. Brilliant. The Ivory Coast exhibit is a couple doors down from the disappointing Canadian pavilion. Disappointing because the latter consists solely of a Stan Douglas video that I did not like whereas I loved Douglas' video at the 2019 exhibit.
 
 
 
 
Pavilion of Cote d'Ivoire
 
Carved from a single block of wood, and covered with curious ridges. Brilliant. The Ivory Coast exhibit is a couple doors down from the disappointing Canadian pavilion. Disappointing because the latter consists solely of a Stan Douglas video that I did not like whereas I loved Douglas' video at the 2019 exhibit.
 
 
 
 
Pavilion of Cote d'Ivoire
 
Carved from a single block of wood, and covered with curious ridges. Brilliant. The Ivory Coast exhibit is a couple doors down from the disappointing Canadian pavilion. Disappointing because the latter consists solely of a Stan Douglas video that I did not like whereas I loved Douglas' video at the 2019 exhibit.
 
 
 
Pavilion of Cote d'Ivoire
 
Carved from two wood blocks.
 
 
 
 
Pavilion of Cote d'Ivoire
 
Carved from two wood blocks.
 
 
 
 
Pavilion of Cote d'Ivoire
 
Carved from two wood blocks.
 
 
 
Pavilion of Cote d'Ivoire
 
 
 
 
Pavilion of Cote d'Ivoire
 
 
 
 
Pavilion of Cote d'Ivoire
 
 
 
Pavilion of Cote d'Ivoire
 
It took a few minutes for my eyes to adjust to the almost dark gallery from the almost-blindingly bright outside on the Giudecca waterfront (see yesterday's post for the waterfront).
 
 
 
 
Pavilion of Cote d'Ivoire
 
It took a few minutes for my eyes to adjust to the almost dark gallery from the almost-blindingly bright outside on the Giudecca waterfront (see yesterday's post for the waterfront).
 
 
 
 
Pavilion of Cote d'Ivoire
 
It took a few minutes for my eyes to adjust to the almost dark gallery from the almost-blindingly bright outside on the Giudecca waterfront (see yesterday's post for the waterfront).
 
 
 
Chun Kwang Young exhibit
 

Spread throughout a large canal-side private home is an exhibit of large pieces by Chun Kwang Young.

Young creates art using small Mulberry-paper-covered triangles. The paper is sturdy and the little triangles have writing on them. His pieces have an interesting dimensionality. The exhibit also features a room showing a video where the artist and wife are interviewed. He explains how he came to create art in this way.

 
 
 
 
Chun Kwang Young exhibit
 

Spread throughout a large canal-side private home is an exhibit of large pieces by Chun Kwang Young.

Young creates art using small Mulberry-paper-covered triangles. The paper is sturdy and the little triangles have writing on them. His pieces have an interesting dimensionality. The exhibit also features a room showing a video where the artist and wife are interviewed. He explains how he came to create art in this way.

 
 
 
 
Chun Kwang Young exhibit
 

Spread throughout a large canal-side private home is an exhibit of large pieces by Chun Kwang Young.

Young creates art using small Mulberry-paper-covered triangles. The paper is sturdy and the little triangles have writing on them. His pieces have an interesting dimensionality. The exhibit also features a room showing a video where the artist and wife are interviewed. He explains how he came to create art in this way.

 
 
 
Chun Kwang Young
 
 
 
 
Chun Kwang Young
 
 
 
 
Chun Kwang Young
 
 
 
Chun Kwang Young
 
 
 
 
Chun Kwang Young
 
 
 
 
Chun Kwang Young
 
 
 
Chun Kwang Young
 
 
 
 
Chun Kwang Young
 
 
 
 
Chun Kwang Young
 
 
 
Chun Kwang Young's paper-wrapped triangles
 
 
 
 
Chun Kwang Young's paper-wrapped triangles
 
 
 
 
Chun Kwang Young's paper-wrapped triangles