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Venice Biennale 2013

Surreal, Overcrowded And Absolutely Gorgeous Photos Of China

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.09.2013 | Arts

Beijing-based artist Wang Qingsong has watched his homeland's epic transformation since the Cultural Revolution, observing China's boom in population,...

Back Fom the Biennale, Venice 2013

Erica Firpo | Posted 08.18.2013 | Travel
Erica Firpo

Venice. Floating city, contemporary art contradiction. The Venice Biennale is a six-month celebration of contemporary art, and in part a celebration of the ancient archipelago that refuses to be defined.

Nudes in Venice: Interview With Ellen Altfest

Ridley Howard | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Ridley Howard

"I do really get into that small space in the painting. I like the rounded shape of that armpit, that's kind of pleasing to me. Separating the parts of the model from the rest of the body is a way I can claim them and make them my own, and turn them into compositions."

Kathleen Massara

LOOK: Wrapping-Up The Venice Biennale | Kathleen Massara | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts

The Venice Biennale officially opened to the public on June 1, which means the VIP crowd was long gone by the time the common people were able to take...

The Sexiest Picture At The Biennale?

Posted 05.31.2013 | Arts

Marc Quinn may have a thing for pregnant ladies. His inflatable sculpture depicting a pregnant Alison Lapper, the disabled British artist, presides li...

Kathleen Massara

Venice Biennale Gets Real | Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.31.2013 | Arts

A lot has happened in the past 48 hours in Venice. On Wednesday, the Berlin-based artist known as Peaches performed to a packed crowd on Lido, the Rus...

Kathleen Massara

A 'Multi-Channel Filmic Odyssey' | Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.31.2013 | Arts

“I’m sitting in a dark, cold pavilion right now.” The artist Jesper Just is talking to me on his cell phone, describing the creation of, acco...

Kathleen Massara

Venice Biennale Heats Up! | Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.30.2013 | Arts

"We can not appreciate art if it remains locked in a fortress," Massimiliano Gioni said in his Biennale Arte interview. Thierry Geoffroy, a Danish-Fre...

Venice Biennale Photo Diaries: Day 1

Kathleen Massara | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts
Kathleen Massara

It's the press preview of the Biennale and it's unexpectedly hot in Venice. Earlier this morning I was reading "Jeff in Venice" by Geoff Dyer, who details the shock of the intense "eat," as the locals say. The sun's rays ripple off the white pebbled path and VIPs dab their necks with small cloth squares and escape inside the dark, inviting pavilions ahead. For a sneak peek at what's inside them, click on the slideshow below.

Sarah Small and the Beautiful Burden of Tableau Vivant

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

2012-06-27-nudity2.jpg I imagine the Lone Creator of this image -- what great insight regarding humanity had he meant to impart from the solitary confinement of his genius?