Posted on June 1, 2011
Ecco Venezia! I have finally arrived at the Biennale and am camped out in the Sala Stampa at the Arsenale, trying to figure exactly where to start. Daunting? Yes. This is not just an exhibition, this is an infestation of contemporary art all over the islands from the Biennale Giardini, San Marco and surrounding sestieri to San Servolo and Giudecca. It’s an art attack of exhhbitions– La Biennale’s country-curated pavillions, curator’s exhibitions and event spaces to the Collateral Events where non profit organziations such as Fondazione Prada have set up temporary and permanent exhibitions for 54th biennale.
And it is a parade of fashion. Though I normally do not recommend stilettos [bridges and humidity seem to counter act any heel], fashion always seems to come hand in hand with contemporary art.