4 Nov   Around the canals  4 Nov
  Venice  
Biennale day 2   6 Nov  6 Nov 
 
 
 
 
 
Something for everyone
5 Nov 2019
Something for everyone    5 Nov 2019
  Biennale, Venice, Italy   
S M L
 
 
 
 
 

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  
 
"There Is No Such Thing as Outside”, a film by Kaari Upson. She passed away August 20, 2021. NYTimes obituary.
 
 
 
 
Bizarro movie, Kaari Upson, US  
 
"There Is No Such Thing as Outside”, a film by Kaari Upson. She passed away August 20, 2021. NYTimes obituary.
 
 
 
 
Bizarro movie, Kaari Upson, US  
 
"There Is No Such Thing as Outside”, a film by Kaari Upson. She passed away August 20, 2021. NYTimes obituary.
 
 
 
Microworld, Liu Wei, PRC  
 
 
 
 
Microworld, Liu Wei, PRC  
 
 
 
 
Microworld, Liu Wei, PRC  
 
 
 
 4 Nov   Around the canals  4 Nov
  Venice  
Biennale day 2   6 Nov  6 Nov