Reactions to the 52nd Venice Biennal in the wake of the initial frenzy.
Randy Kennedy finds art
in Venice herself, and blogs
about the sweet sorrow of bidding farewell.
The NY Times' Michael Kimmelman discovers subtle surprises
in a Biennale he finds mostly uninspired and a little bit boring.
For the Boston Globe's Ken Johnson, the Biennale isn't boring, it's serious
. Johnson explores the insistence on somber political relevance throughout the exhibition.
London's Telegraph collects their Biennale articles
: Tracey Emin
, Tracey Emin
, Tracey Emin
! Plus: there's a record breaking 76 national pavilions this year. Who will win the Golden Lion?
Hilarious... Rose indicates that Emin was famous only in Britain????
Maybe she's most famous in Britain but... (oh well)
By comparison though British newspapers make most US papers look nearly illiterate whenever they speak with or discuss artists.
Also, why is it that Kimmelman can only be pointed when writing about things outside of New York? That piece on Venice was at least useful.
Wait, wha? Who's Tracey Emin? She's not an important artist is she? :)
I noticed this same thing about British papers. Very weird. I guess we are just uncivilized American savages. :)
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