If you happen to be in Venice between June and November this year, you will find yourself in the midst of the most important art show in the world, the Venice Biennale. The Olympics of art.
Art from 88 countries fills the museums, the palazzos, the canal-fronted warehouses, and the small intimate gardens. It’s everywhere!
But, alas, perhaps you and I will not be in Venice this year. Don’t despair…we CAN experience it!
Lines are forming to see 79-year-old acclaimed artist Joan Jonas’ exhibit in the United States Pavilion. Jonas uses flashing videos of children playing, environmental elements, mirrors (made in Murano, Italy, famous for its glass-making) and storytelling. The multi-media exhibit, an homage to nature, art and music, is a blockbuster!
A huge, sensorial experience. Hundreds of keys attached to bright red yarn hang from the ceiling and transform the Japan Pavilion into an impenetrable jungle. The artist, Chiharu Shiota, feels keys not only lock and unlock physical spaces but memories as well.
Arrivederci Venice! Ciao!
Watch this short video, “Behind the Biennale: The World’s Most Famous Art Show”
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