Art Biennale 4th June > 27th November 2011 The 54th International Art Exhibition, directed by Bice Curiger, is open at the Giardini and Arsenale venues and elsewhere around Venice. I wasn’t at the Venice Biennalethis year. But I got an Short catalog of it. With reading this catalog I made a selection of interesting artists and artworks. This selection is very subjectiv and bases on my own interests and my artistic work:

Gerard Byrne Born in Dublin, Ireland, 1969 Lives and works in Dublin, Ireland

Bruno Jakob Born in Switzerland, 1954 Lives and works in New York, USA

CROATIA One Needs to Live Self-Confidently… Watching
Antonio G. Lauer aka Tomislav Gotovac and BADco
Commissioners/Curators: What, How And for Whom / WHW. Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale

SPEECH MATTERS Agency, Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri, Robert Crumb, Zhang Dali, Stelios Faitakis, FOS, Sharon Hayes, Han Hoogerbrugge, Mikhail Karikis, Thomas Kilpper, Runo Lagomarsino, Tala Madani, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Taryn Simon, Jan Švankmajer, Johannes af Tavasheden, Tilman Wendland
Commissioners: The Danish Arts Council Committee for International Visual Arts: Christine Buhl Andersen (Chairman), Eva Koch, Mikael Andersen, Jakob Jakobsen, Gitte Ørskou (1 April 2007 – 31 March 2011) / Rune Gade (Chairman), Jesper Elg, Mads Gamdrup, Lise Harlev, Anna Krogh (1 April 2011 – 31 March 2015). Curator: Katerina Gregos. Venue:Pavilion at Giardini

Mike Nelson
Commissioner: Andrea Rose. Curator: Richard Riley. Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

CHINA, People’s Republic of
Yuan Gong, Pan Gongkai, Liang Yuanwei, Yang Maoyuan, Cai Zhisong
Commissioner: Zhang Yu, Yan Dong China Arts & Entertainment Group. Curator: Peng Feng. Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale


Empty Zones
Andrei Monastyrski and the ‘Collective Actions’ Group (Nikita Alexeev, Elena Elagina, Georgy Kizevalter, Igor Makarevich, Andrei Monastyrski, Nikolai Panitkov, Sergei Romashko, Sabine Hänsgen)
Commissioner: Stella Kesaeva. Curator: Boris Groys. Venue: Pavilion at Giardini


The Cloud of Unknowing
Ho Tzu Nyen
Commissioner: National Arts Council. Curator: June Yap. Venue: Salone di Ss. Filippo e Giacomo, Museo Diocesano di Venezia


Gloria Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla
Commissioner: Lisa D. Freiman. Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

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