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Something for everyone
5 Nov 2019     Venice, Venice Biennale, Italy     More photos   
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Something for everyone      
5 Nov 2019       Venice, Venice Biennale, Italy       Venice photos    
 
 
 
 

There's something for everyone at the Venice Biennale. Painting. Sculpture. Film. Today we were at the Biennale's Arsenale location where I especially enjoyed the films. Most are short, maybe 15', and they run in a loop so you walk in at a random location and just watch until it loops back to where you started.

 
 
 
 
 
The path from the vaporetto to Arsenale 
 
 
 
 
The path from the vaporetto to Arsenale 
 
 
 
 
The path from the vaporetto to Arsenale 
 
 
 
"For, in your tongue, I cannot fit," by Shilpa Gupta +
A sound installation addressing the violence of censorship. A symphony of voices speak or sing the words of poets (from the 7th century to the present) who have been imprisoned for their work or their politics. A grid of 100 microphones hang from the ceiling and have been turned into speakers. The recitations are printed on the paper under the corresponding mic. You can wander through the exhibit, like the people in the photo, reading the pieces of paper and listening to the voices. After each is read it is echoed by a chorus. It is immersive and beautiful and moving.
 
 
 
 
"For, in your tongue, I cannot fit," by Shilpa Gupta +
A sound installation addressing the violence of censorship. A symphony of voices speak or sing the words of poets (from the 7th century to the present) who have been imprisoned for their work or their politics. A grid of 100 microphones hang from the ceiling and have been turned into speakers. The recitations are printed on the paper under the corresponding mic. You can wander through the exhibit, like the people in the photo, reading the pieces of paper and listening to the voices. After each is read it is echoed by a chorus. It is immersive and beautiful and moving.
 
 
 
 
"For, in your tongue, I cannot fit," by Shilpa Gupta +
A sound installation addressing the violence of censorship. A symphony of voices speak or sing the words of poets (from the 7th century to the present) who have been imprisoned for their work or their politics. A grid of 100 microphones hang from the ceiling and have been turned into speakers. The recitations are printed on the paper under the corresponding mic. You can wander through the exhibit, like the people in the photo, reading the pieces of paper and listening to the voices. After each is read it is echoed by a chorus. It is immersive and beautiful and moving.
 
 
 
The Chicken Thief, Michael Armitage, Kenya 
 
 
 
 
The Chicken Thief, Michael Armitage, Kenya 
 
 
 
 
The Chicken Thief, Michael Armitage, Kenya 
 
 
 
ESKALATION, Alexandra Bircken, Germany 
Plastic people hanging from ladders
 
 
 
 
ESKALATION, Alexandra Bircken, Germany 
Plastic people hanging from ladders
 
 
 
 
ESKALATION, Alexandra Bircken, Germany 
Plastic people hanging from ladders
 
 
 
Zanele Muholi, South Africa 
 
 
 
 
Zanele Muholi, South Africa 
 
 
 
 
Zanele Muholi, South Africa 
 
 
 
Sliced automobile 
 
 
 
 
Sliced automobile 
 
 
 
 
Sliced automobile 
 
 
 
This is the future, a film by Hito Steyerl, Germany 
One of my faves. Her utterly engrossing and funny video This is the future combines flower gardens, scenes of Venice, and the question of whether AI can predict anything.
 
 
 
 
This is the future, a film by Hito Steyerl, Germany 
One of my faves. Her utterly engrossing and funny video This is the future combines flower gardens, scenes of Venice, and the question of whether AI can predict anything.
 
 
 
 
This is the future, a film by Hito Steyerl, Germany 
One of my faves. Her utterly engrossing and funny video This is the future combines flower gardens, scenes of Venice, and the question of whether AI can predict anything.
 
 
 
"The New Life, Venice Chefs," Anthea Hamilton, UK 
 
 
 
 
"The New Life, Venice Chefs," Anthea Hamilton, UK 
 
 
 
 
"The New Life, Venice Chefs," Anthea Hamilton, UK 
 
 
 
Tapestry of metal waste 
 
 
 
 
Tapestry of metal waste 
 
 
 
 
Tapestry of metal waste 
 
 
 
Big wheels, Arthur Jafa, US 
 
 
 
 
Big wheels, Arthur Jafa, US 
 
 
 
 
Big wheels, Arthur Jafa, US 
 
 
 
Two men relaxing 
 
 
 
 
Two men relaxing 
 
 
 
 
Two men relaxing 
 
 
 
Woman embracing a plastic man, Martine Gutierrez +
 
 
 
 
Woman embracing a plastic man, Martine Gutierrez +
 
 
 
 
Woman embracing a plastic man, Martine Gutierrez +
 
 
 
The delightful lunch lady at the Arsenale's cafe +
 
 
 
 
The delightful lunch lady at the Arsenale's cafe +
 
 
 
 
The delightful lunch lady at the Arsenale's cafe +
 
 
 
Ceramic objects 
 
 
 
 
Ceramic objects 
 
 
 
 
Ceramic objects 
 
 
 
Strange animal 
 
 
 
 
Strange animal 
 
 
 
 
Strange animal 
 
 
 
Bizarro movie, Kaari Upson, US 
 
 
 
 
Bizarro movie, Kaari Upson, US 
 
 
 
 
Bizarro movie, Kaari Upson, US 
 
 
 
Microworld, Liu Wei, PRC 
 
 
 
 
Microworld, Liu Wei, PRC 
 
 
 
 
Microworld, Liu Wei, PRC 
 
 
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