Posts Tagged ‘Venice Biennale’

John Gerrard

The Thomas Dane Gallery in London presents an exhibition of new work by John Gerrard from 2009.  Sow Farm (near Libby, Oklahoma) depicts a particular instance of animal factory farming facilitated by a large computer-controlled complex devoid of human presence.  Lufkin (near Hugo, Colorado) presents an oil derrick in action.  Like related previous works such as Animated Scene, Sow Farm and Lufkin acknowledge the artificial[…..]

Best of 2009

Best of 2009 Venice Biennale: Union of Comoros Originally published on June 24, 2009 For their Biennale debut, the Union of Comoros is in participation with a project, Djahazi, by the Italian artist Paolo W. Tamburella. Comoros is a small series of islands located off the coast of Mozambique in East Africa, and Djahazi gets its name from the classic wooden boats the Comoros people used for[…..]

Krzysztof Wodiczko: …OUT OF HERE: The Veterans Project

The Institute for Contemporary Art/ Boston (ICA) is currently showing artist Krzysztof Wodiczko‘s latest work, …OUT OF HERE: The Veterans Project.  This installation is comprised of light projection and sound and runs on a 7 minute loop – occupying three gallery walls.  The work envelopes the viewer in darkness, which is only broken by the sequence of windows projected near the ceiling. Sound is by[…..]

Bill Viola: Bodies of Light

Internationally acclaimed American artist Bill Viola has worked with video for over 35 years, creating immersive installations that surround the viewer with image and sound.  Driven by interests in sense perception, collective memory, subjective thought, and the universality of the human experience, Viola has produced videotapes, architectural video installations, and flat panel video pieces, as well as works for television broadcast.  His practice, stunning in[…..]