“Sweet Death”, Guatemala’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

The decadence of contemporary society in its different expressions hits you straight to the heart from the very first sculpture in Guatemala’s Biennale pavilion “Sweet death” curated by Daniele Radini Tedeschi. “The dream of Italians” representing the corpse of Berlusconi created by Garullo&Ottocento with an expression of bliss in a coffin of clear glass, like… Read More “Sweet Death”, Guatemala’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Fun for all at EM15: The Pavilion’s challenging of traditional gallery etiquette, making leisure something for everyone at this year’s Biennale

When you hear the words ‘contemporary art exhibition’, what do you think of? Many of your answers to this will be much the same, walking from piece to piece in silence with a catalogue in your hands and stopping at one or two pieces while you ponder “what the hell does this mean?” Of course,… Read More Fun for all at EM15: The Pavilion’s challenging of traditional gallery etiquette, making leisure something for everyone at this year’s Biennale

‘Cruise ships are what Venetians love to hate and hate to love’: Doug Fishbone’s S.O.S.

Of the nine artworks at EM15, Doug Fishbone’s S.O.S ( Costa Concordia) has consistently drawn the most attention. Crowds would frequently stop and look at the piece from the nearby public bridge, even if no-one was currently playing that hole. Perhaps this was because the ship’s outside placement meant that along with Ellie Harrison’s Life… Read More ‘Cruise ships are what Venetians love to hate and hate to love’: Doug Fishbone’s S.O.S.

Leisure Land Golf: reflecting on Doug Fishbone’s S.O.S

I was already a little familiar with Doug Fishbone from his last major project. Hosted by Dulwich Picture Gallery earlier this year, Made in China saw the artist choose a painting from the famed collection of Old-Masters. A copy of the painting (which remained a secret to all but Fishbone) was then commissioned from one… Read More Leisure Land Golf: reflecting on Doug Fishbone’s S.O.S

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This is our very first post! Watch this space for thought-provoking, visually stunning, interesting reads and photos which uncover Venice and the Venice Biennale in a very different light. We hope to stay with us and watch this journey blossom and develop into something spectacular!