Venice Biennale – Fast impressions

Here in Venice, it’s fascinating to see what art stops people and what keeps them moving. There’s a certain herd effect here, as if you’re queuing to get on a platform for a train. The crowds are dense and you sometimes have to make a willful decision to stop, while the pack moves on. After touring the Giardini section of … Read More

Venice Biennale – Sincerity wins.

Welcome to the carnival. The 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia opened today with crazy crowds and crazy art. Has the world gone truly mad? In the main “May You Live in Interesting Times” show we were “entertained” by a half-size plastic cow circling on a railway track. The gathering throngs seemed as concerned with their own … Read More

A transcendent moment for the Inuit at the Venice Biennale.

We are here in Venice for the opening of the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. More precisely, we are here for the opening of the first Canadian Pavillion in the history of the world’s premier art show to showcase the work of Inuit artists. This historic moment seems even more poignant at this remove from the … Read More