Announcing the Biennial Roadshow!

by the-biennial-project 9. November 2013 13:11

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                                  (Rootless Cosmopolitans hit the road again!)

Attention Unindicted Co-conspirators and Fellow Travelers!

The Biennial Project  - never content to rest on our ever more sizable laurels - is just tickled to announce an Intensely Cool New Thing!

In the "off" year from our infamous Assaults on the Venice Biennale, we are going to host Biennial Exhibits in a series of Super Fun Art Locales that we have always wanted to visit.

Hence, the title - The Biennial Roadshow.

(Get the play on Antique’s Roadshow? Aren’t we just the cleverest and the meta-est?)

As we anticipate it, for future Biennial Roadshows, anyone who wants to can suggest a destination, but for the first one we have already picked a place.

The place is Marfa, Texas.

Yes, Texas.

OK, we will admit that the idea of Texas freaked us out a little at first too.

But as we hear it, it’s super beautiful out there, and we’ll be traveling as a large group to one of their artiest towns, so we’re thinking we may get out alive.

After all:

THIS LAND IS BIENNIAL PROJECT LAND

Here's a video with more info about Marfa:

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and more:

Why Marfa is a Really Cool Place that Cool People Already Know About

We’ll have more info soon about how to apply to get your important work included in Biennial Roadshow Marfa, but for now we want to offer the opportunity for a select small group to travel with us.

We can check out super cool spots, see art, make art, re-enact the Last Supper in the dessert, and generally make our parents proud. And you know that you can trust us because you’ve touched our perfect body with your mind.

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When are we going you ask?

The week of March 30th thru April 6th, year of our lord 2114.

Where are we staying you ask?

Only THE coolest place ever – check it out!

THE Coolest Place Ever - El Cosmicobobby

Yep, we thought you’d agree that there could be no cooler base camp from which to partake of the bounty of Marfa. Did we mention that they have hot tubs?

And that on Friday April 4th The Biennial Project and El Cosmico will host the best party in town to celebrate the opening of the Biennial Roadshow Marfa exhibit?

OK, by now you either realize that this is the coolest thing ever, or you are considering reporting us as spam.

If you are in the cool kids group, and are in the mood for a road trip, let us know.

ONWARD BIENNIAL PROJECT SOLDIERS MARCHING AS TO WAR

Biennial Roadshow Marfa on Facebook

And to end on a more serious note:

THIS IS A TASTY BEINNIAL!

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Shit We Liked at The Venice Biennale 55 by Eric Hess

by the-biennial-project 13. October 2013 12:36

imageSo it’s been a few months since we, the Biennial Project attended the glamorous preview week of the Venice Biennale.

Only now have we recovered from our hangovers, washed the glitter from our private parts and sorted out our brains from the overwhelming visual stimulus that is The Venice Biennale.

We realize that the art show closes in a month and that many of you still haven’t made plans to go.

TBP are procrastinators too and generally we catch shows the day they close like you.

The Biennial Project thought maybe if we shared with you just a little of what we liked of what we saw of the ‘Superbowl of Art’ we could get your asses in gear to go see the assemblage of creations located in Venezia for the next month.

It would be impossible to cover all we loved in one article so hopefully there will be follow ups leading right up to the closing day.

We loved Turner prize-winning artist Mark Leckey, ‘The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things’. At first we thought this was the sub-theme for the whole Biennale. Somewhat fitting don’t you agree? But it was just some more art mixed in with the other art. Whatever, we liked it. Plus it was from England like our dear friend Tom Estes.

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The Russian Pavilion floored us. And that’s not only because they had a big old hole in their floor. Despite the injustices Vladimir Putin signed into laws against gays in Russia this past summer, we have to say we can separate all that bullshit and still enjoy The Russian representation of this year’s Biennale. Actually the artist Vadim Zakharov, addresses the injustices in today’s Russian society in his piece Danae. Hopefully he doesn’t end up in jail.

In Greek Mythology Danae is impregnated by Zeus who appears to her as a Shower of Golden Rain.

It seems as if pissing on one another was a cheap thrill even in ancient times. Anyhow, our buddy Vadim demonstrates this by dropping 200,000 gold coins continuously from 2 stories up through a hole in the floor (the vagina for those of you who need this spelled out) to the basement.

Only female visitors are allowed on the bottom floor with an umbrella to protect them from the golden shower (of coins, not urine you perverts). A really, really sexy man with a well-fitted suit drops these coins on the women. Around him is the phrase ‘Gentlemen, time has come to confess our Rudeness, Lust, Narcissism, Demagoguery, Falsehood, Banality, and Greed, Cynicism, Robbery, Speculation, Wastefulness, Gluttony, Seduction, Envy and Stupidity."

So what Mr. Zakharov is really doing is acknowledging the fact the Russian society is segregated and treats different groups of people, in this case different genders, in different and unfair ways. Though this doesn’t directly address the outright gay torture the Russian government is inflicting on their gay population, Eric, of The Biennial Project, got a raging boner from the good looking Russian men yelling at him and would let them pee on him any day of the week. Thank you hot Russian men for not eating your asparagus, and fuck you Putin you fucker.

 

 

 

Another Artist we liked a whole lot was WILFREDO DIAZ VALDEZ, who represented Uruguay at THE URUGUAY PAVILION.

We didn’t only like Willy simply because he is kind sweet man with a kind sweet family.

We also didn’t just like him because he gave us a free autographed book or that he invited us to participate in the next Montevideo Biennial.

No, we weren’t even overcome with him simply because his son-in-law is an extremely hot looking, masculine type of Latin Man we all think about when we masturbate.

No - all these reasons were outshined by his incredible sculptures, which were made of found wooden objects modified and made into pieces that seem to impossibly balanced work with unexpected folds and joints.

He studies wood and the human interventions that have transformed it into utilitarian artifacts - at the same time examining how wood and utilitarian objects evolve. He dissects and observes the organic qualities inherent in the wood and its relationship with light—the role of photosynthesis and the effects of the passing of time—at the same time that he contemplates the historical and cultural contexts through which wood is transformed into artifacts for several uses.

Speaking of Uruguayan hotties (I mean aren’t we all always talking about the scrumptious men of Uruguay), we really enjoyed work by artist Martin Sastre - a perfume ad for his scent ‘U from Uruguay’.

At first we felt a little uncomfortable being that we, the Biennial Project, were in Venice to do our own European launch of our scent ‘Star of Venice’.  But then we figured, imitation is the best form of flattery and all he was doing was borrowing our totally original idea and making it his own.

Where our perfume breathes personal artistic success in the creative world, Martin’s fragrance leans towards social activism in the Art World.

Also he had the pretty cool idea to auction off ‘U From Uruguay’, also known as “Pepe's Perfume”.

“Pepe's Perfume” is made with the essences extracted from the flowers grown by the President of Uruguay – “Pepe” – aka José Alberto Mujica Cordano. President Mujica is an icon and global representative of Uruguayan culture. A former guerrilla fighter and member of the Broad Front coalition of left-wing parties, he has been described as "the world's 'poorest' president", given that he donates around 90 percent of his $12,000 monthly salary to charities to benefit poor people and small entrepreneurs. Of the funds raised by Pepe’s Perfume, 90 percent will be designated to the creation of the first National Contemporary Art Fund in support of Latin American artists.

See, not only are Uruguayans irresistibly sexy, they also smell good, and they have the same socialist values we The Biennial Project aspire to.

This is the ad for U From Uruguay featuring the titillating and provocative artist Martin Sastre.

More importantly here is the ad for Star of Venice

 

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We were also psyched to see the work of Albert Oehlen.

We’ll tell you more about it later, but right now our typing finger needs a little rest.

 

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And we wanted to end this particular post about our discoveries in Venice on a special positive note.

We were very, very happy to see the lovely lady of Charles Ray’s “Fall ’91” again.

We had first stumbled across her, in all her power suit brilliance, in LA in the early 1990s - while on some sort of psychedelic drug (or two).

Now we know we that we really did see her. It wasn’t a mind trick (a common a side effect of hard drugs).

She really exists.

Damn. Venice rules.

 

XXOO,

The Biennial Project

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Who won the 2013 ArtVenice Biennale’s l'Invitation Palme d'Or?

by the-biennial-project 2. October 2013 15:51

The Biennial Project, as everybody knows, travels in the rarified circles of the World’s Most Elite Artists.

So when we set out to choose the artist who would be honored with the coveted l'Invitation Palme d'Or to participate in the 2013 ArtVenice Biennale, we obviously had a lot of great art to pick from.

We thought about Pussy Riot, friends of ours who have been shaking things up a bit recently in Mother Russia.

But upon considering the difficulty that they might have getting their work to us, we decided to limit our search to artists who are not currently confined to work camps.

This narrowed down the competition somewhat, but still left a lot of impressive art in the running.

But it was clear that there was one artist whose work just had to be part of our Biennale.

We are so very proud to announce that our friend Francisco Bassim was been chosen to receive the 2013 ArtVenice l'Invitation Palme d'Or.

We met Francisco at the 2011 Venice Biennale where he was was representing his country – Venezuela. (Did we mention that we have cool friends?)

In a Biennale in which there was some jaw-droppingly strong work, Francisco’s installation stood out.

Both artistically and politically au courant, brave, honest, gorgeous, sure to piss off the folks at the Vatican among others – Francisco is the total package.

And then there’s his work. Exactly the same. So damned cool.

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io majestuoso (autorretrato), obra de: francisco bassim

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La realidad mata las fantasías, obra de: francisco bassim, de la serie: CARACAS 666

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Autoretrato de lo inevitable, obra de: francisco bassim, de la serie: CARACAS 666

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Descanso luego de la crucifixión,  obra de: francisco bassim,  de la serie: Cristo libre

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Cristo de los dos géneros,  obra de: francisco bassim,  de la serie: Cristo libre

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Miranda en Yare, obra de: francisco bassim, de serie: Héroes de la independencia

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Mona del barrio con rollos para el bonche de esta noche, obra de: francisco bassim, de la serie: CARACAS 666

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Cristo con polarcitas haciendo picnic con Judas y el Espíritu Santo en un barrio caraqueño luego de la crucifixión,
obra de: francisco bassim, de la serie: CARACAS 666

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No importa que tan famosa puedas ser, si lo dejas también serás una víctima,
obra de: francisco bassim, de la serie: Violencia de género

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Cristo fue a El Paraíso, obra de: francisco bassim, de la serie: Cristo libre

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Mona en espera, obra de: francisco bassim, de la serie: la mona Lisa

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No hay principes azules ni reinos de cuentos de hadas, obra de: francisco bassim,
de la serie: Violencia de género

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Papa Francisco Videla I y lamentablemente no el último, obra de: francisco bassim

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Una mala historia desde el comienzo hasta el final, obra de: francisco bassim, de la serie: Violencia de género

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io a lo María Antonieta con polarcita y alucinando, (autorretrato),  obra de: francisco bassim

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Cristo vive,  obra de: francisco bassim, de la serie: Cristo libre

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con el rancho en la cabezao, bra de francisco bassim, de la serie: CARACAS 666

SEE MORE ART FROM FRANCISCO BASSIM

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POOR LINDSEY….(Anna and Eric watch TV)

by the-biennial-project 22. September 2013 14:44

 

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Nice Spice Rack - 55th Venice Biennale

by the-biennial-project 20. September 2013 12:33

(Editors note: Not everyone can afford to send a correspondent to the Venice Biennale Opening Week, the biggest and trendiest art event in the world – sort of the Olympics of the art world. But because we truly care about keeping you informed – we sent not just one, but an entire troupe of reporters – all wildly talented writers and artists who rented an enormous villa smack dab in the middle of Venice the better to report on all the action. Over the coming weeks, we will share with you their tales of champagne-soaked art and mayhem. Let the games begin:

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Nice Spice Rack - 55th Venice Biennale

by Kelly Stevens, Chief Biennial Project Art Correspondent

Be memorable or be anonymous. That’s the goal of every artist. Biennale artists are no different, but the stakes are higher in Venice. Over 300,000 art lovers will converge on Venice, Italy this summer to visit the 55th Venice Biennale. Over 150 artists representing 88 countries were selected to show by outfitting massive pavilions with elaborate concepts. It’s a challenge to stand out with each pavilion trumping the next. Artists create that lasting impression with extra sensory experiences to make sure they connect with you. First, an eye popping visual show piece; then a film project for emotion, and finally a hands on element to get you involved. This menu has become de rigueur at national art shows, but most artists’ work stimulates only 3 of the 5 senses; sight, sound, and touch. Taste and smell get left to The Food Network. But at this year’s Biennale, my two neglected senses got a rare whiff of attention.

Inside the bunker like pavilion of Latin America, Bolivian artist Sonia Falcone’s exhibit “Fields of Color” is a large spice rack containing dozens of delicately sculpted foot high cones of exotic spices seated atop flat clay terrines. One gust of wind and the entire installation blows away. I held my breath, but not my nose. The beauty of it alone was a lush artistic visual, but oh, the scent... The aroma of smoky cumin, pleasant nutmeg and sweet cinnamon gave me a warm feeling of that early morning market magic before the selling begins.

If a smell can change your mood, it can certainly transport you to another era. By using spices as art, Falcone gave a nod to a time when Venice was the hub of the spice trade, when the spices which lay before me would be more valuable than diamonds. Imagine paying your rent in black pepper. But the addition of smell gave it a deeper dimension. I could smell the history as the fragrance hasn’t changed in eight hundred years. The richness of curry powder and paprika, the crushed cardamom, cilantro and black pepper represented the colors and tastes of the people of the world. It seemed fitting that I was at this international show looking at this artistic spice rack with people from Asia to the Middle East, South America to Africa, all sniffing a shared aroma in our own language. It was as if were at a dinner table, seated together, having been served a fine meal. Now that is memorable.

by Kelly Stevens, Chief Biennial Project Art Correspondent

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An Art Show with Balls – 55th Venice Biennale

by the-biennial-project 20. September 2013 12:32

(Editors note: Not everyone can afford to send a correspondent to the Venice Biennale Opening Week, the biggest and trendiest art event in the world – sort of the Olympics of the art world. But because we truly care about keeping you informed – we sent not just one, but an entire troupe of reporters – all wildly talented writers and artists who rented an enormous villa smack dab in the middle of Venice the better to report on all the action. Over the coming weeks, we will share with you their tales of champagne-soaked art and mayhem. Let the games begin:

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An Art Show with Balls – 55th Venice Biennale

by Kelly Stevens, Chief Biennial Project Art Correspondent

Art shows are a staple of local community. Museums, galleries, bars and restaurants all have art openings. But nothing compares to the grandeur and scale of an International Biennale – art’s best of the best. The 55th Venice Biennale opened this week in Italy – not California, gang. Countries compete to win the coveted “Golden Lion Award” choosing artwork to represent their country in massive pavilions. It is the World’s Fair of art and you had better go big or go home.

Historically, the art installations at the Biennale are oversized, but this year’s theme, the “Encyclopedic Palace” lends itself to smaller, more detailed works. The theme is about our desire to see and know everything. It’s a real thinking man’s show. Philosophers and inventors from DaVinci to Jung inspired many of the works. I put my reading glasses to good use and settled in to what was certain to be an art experience of a lifetime. I could feel myself getting smarter by the minute. I like to think of myself as an academic, but the truth remains this southern girl is no librarian. I might be found heading to the local biker bar if given the chance. So while the media poured and gushed over the illustrations, scientific drawings, and alphabetic works, I found myself searching for something bigger to rest my weary eyes upon. And then I saw them…..

A real feast for the eyes lay before me. A large set of concrete, ahem… meatballs dangled in front of me as I rounded the corner. UK artist and former teacher, Phyllinda Barlow constructed a rather large scale grouping of balls entitled “Untitled: Hanginglumpcoalblack” which resembles a set of male testicles (at least from pictures I’ve seen in medical books). They literally hung by thick strands of black chains from a 25 foot ceiling, nearly blocking the doorway. Carefully crafted of construction debris, including sand, wire netting, expanding foam, fabric and plaster, Barlow has made a name for herself giving cast off construction material a new life.

As I stared, I realized that in that brief moment, I was nothing more than a naughty school girl posing as an art professional. Big or small, art has a way of transforming us and making us feel emotions we may not have been aware of, and suddenly I had a craving for Spaghetti.

by Kelly Stevens, Chief Biennial Project Art Correspondent

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Grand Prize Winner of The 2013 ArtVenice Biennale!

by the-biennial-project 8. September 2013 15:06

As our Multitude of Adoring Fans already know, the 2013 ArtVenice Biennale attracted more than 800 entries from all around the world.

The quality of the work was stunning.

Viewing all the amazing work being done out there made our hearts happy to be members of this global Tribe Called Artists.

Choosing from so much great work was a challenge – but it had to be done.

Even harder was choosing a winner amongst so many talented souls – so we kind of wimped out.

We chose two!

Both of the Grand Prize Winners are extremely talented, dedicated to their calling, and doing work that only they could do.

We are excited to share their work with you.

Today we would like to introduce you to  the first of our two Grand Prize Winners - Clint Imboden, a California-based multimedia artist with a diverse catalogue of compelling work.

As good red-blooded Americans, we were first seduced by his gorgeous series of resin-based pieces titled Colors of War. Luscious, candy-colored, lethal. Perfection.

Can we get fries with that?

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This series proved to be just the beginning of Clint’s strong and provocative body of work. Feast your eyes on these images from a sampling of his extensive installation history:

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And his individual sculptural pieces are just delightfully demented:

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Pretty cool, huh? Here’s Clint’s artist statement:

I come to making art with the perspective of a therapist. Just as a good therapist can act as a catalyst for change in a client, good art should elicit a strong reaction in the audience, provoking them to explore the reasons why they've been affected.

I usually find my materials at local flea markets. I start with the artifacts of daily living, things that most people discard or overlook: battered globes, worn shoes, dilapidated tools.  I’m drawn to old materials because they foster purposeful imperfection in my art, an attribute that’s connected to their previous lives. I use them for their connotative, associative or narrative possibilities. My installation work is tactile and handmade; as an artist, I focus on process and on topical, issue-based content.

Viewing my artwork is not meant to be a passive experience; it involves reading, deciphering, taking the initiative to engage physically and psychically with text and objects.  I use materials that challenge my audience to consider multiple references in order to understand the full meaning of a piece. I want people to be caught up in the experience of my work, just as I am, in making it. My goal is to have them come away from an encounter with the work knowing something new about themselves.

 See more of his work in our web gallery devoted to him and him alone:

http://the-biennial-project.com/2013artVeniceWinner.aspx

For even more, check out Clint’s website:

clintimboden.com

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Announcing a World Wide Artist Search!

by the-biennial-project 4. September 2013 16:39

 

Announcing A World Wide Search for


THE NEW FACE of Star of Venice


the first fragrance developed

specifically for the visual artist.

The acclaimed design team responsible for Star of Venice is proud to announce an exciting new campaign that could make you a star!

We are launching a search for the new face of Star of Venice - the fragrance as unique as you are.

Our team of judges will pore over photos from artists all over the world to select a winner or winners who best embody the Star of Venice essence.

Star of Venice is not about looking like a model (although that's never a bad thing) - it's about being fabulous and knowing it, about owning your own fabulosity.

So throw your name in the hat, because the winner(s) will enjoy these spectacular prizes:

-A fashion shoot with internationally famous fashion photographer Eric Hess.

-A makeover by Star of Venice lead designer and makeup-artist-to-the-stars Samantha Marder.

-A fashion spread in Biennial Project Style magazine and blog.

-The opportunity to have your photo splashed across the globe as part of the Star of Venice 2014 Advertising Extravaganza.

Just send us pics of yourself of your most enchanting self!

And if you want us to snap your entry pic, come on down to the campaign's formal kick off - a glittering gala in Boston's hippest gallery, and one of our talented team of photographers
will be happy to oblige!

Star of Venice Glittering Gala at Space 213


450 Harrison Ave.

(in Boston's trendy SOWA art district)

Friday Sept. 6th 7-9PM


We will also be available at Space 213 to take entry pics for two hours during South End Open Studios - on Saturday September 21st from 2-4pm.

You know you're fabulous, now show the world!

Contest deadline November 2nd (Day of the Dead), 2013. All decisions of the Judges are final. Probably.

The Biennial Project

 

 

 

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Who got into the ArtVenice Biennale 2013?

by the-biennial-project 1. July 2013 15:54

WOWZA!!!

Not even we eternally optimistic folk here at Biennial Project Productions could have anticipated the quality and quantity of work that would be submitted for the 2013 ArtVenice Biennale.

Over eight hundred entries POURED in from around the world.

Work came from a a multitude of exotic foreign lands - France, Great Britain, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Greece, Romania, Finland, Detroit, Jamaica, Canada, Mexico, The Netherlands, Texas, Australia...and on and on.

The quality of the submitted work was extraordinarily high.

It was wonderful to see so much impressive work, and our only regret is that we can't show you more of it.

Our webmaster however insisted that we draw the line somewhere - so here it is - the Best Darned Little Art Show in Venice, and on the World Wide Web.

(We also picked two GRAND PRIZE WINNERS, who will later this summer will each have their own blog entry!)

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ArtVenice Biennale 2013 Video Art

The Opening Reception June 2nd (in which all the work was displayed all night long via video projection) was held during the Opening Week of the 2013 Venice Biennale!

The reception was extremely well-attended by lots of Art World Glitterati and Other Fun Folks (US!)!

Look for our next blog entry in which we’ll give you all the cool details on the party. But for now we just wanted to focus on the amazing ART.

Enjoy it all, check out and tell your friends to check it out too!

And for those of you for whom clicking on our link is more intimacy than you are comfortable with – here’s a sampling of some of the amazing work:

 

 

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Marlene Sarroff

 

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Matthew Keller

 

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Asta Q Lee

 

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John Kennard

 

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B. Amore

 

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Laura Facey

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joan ryan

 

Richard-Fomo#1-600

Richard Fomo

 

Katia#1-600

Katja Tukiainen

 

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Keith MacLelland

 

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Nancy Robb Dunst

 

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Yvonne Petkus

 

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Michael St. Germain

 

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Sydney Phillips Hardin

 

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Nick Nazzaro

 

Mitchel-Ahern#1-600

Mitchel Ahern

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Bonnie Woods

 

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Cornel Gingarasu

 

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Rick and Laura Brown

 

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Clint Imboden

 

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Valerie Patterson

 

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Tyree Guyton

 

Pretty cool, huh?

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Let us now praise famous artists by Anna Salmeron and Bo Petran

by the-biennial-project 18. June 2013 15:49

 

OMG, Venice, where to start?

Where exactly to start to tell this mind-fuck of a tale?

The Fabulous Villa, overflowing with ever-so-talented and as-of-yet unindicted co-conspirators?

The City, well not exactly a city so much as the world’s largest convention center, but oh what a god-damned jaw-dropping convention center after all?

The Convention Itself (that’s the 55th Venice Biennale, thank you Sir) – a head-spinning and entirely overwhelming conglomeration of all that goes by the name of ART?

The Parties Out There – who knew it was even possible to get tired of champagne?

The Parties At Home – rooftop dancing till the sun came up (and in retrospect perhaps a tad more nudity than was entirely necessary - goodbye, Security Deposit, we hardly knew ye)?

The Famous People – rubbing elbows (AND MORE!) with artists who were actually invited to this thing

(Not that we would ever kiss and tell, but well, if we were to, we would have to mention that at least two Artists Representing Their Countries had, uh, breakfast at our Fabulous Villa. (The Biennial Project Venice Work Group takes their practice seriously!)

Well, Us, being Us, we’ll start with some of The Famous People that we met.

But don’t worry, it’s a long lazy summer up here in New England, and before it’s over, we’ll have gotten to everything!

US with Art Forum Writer Linda Yablonsky, plus Bahamas Pavilion Curator Stamatina Gregory, and Bahamas Artist Tavares Strachan!

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US with Russian Artist Vadim Zakhaov!

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US with Kosovo Artist Petrit Halilaj!

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US with Hungarian Artist Zsolt Asztalos!

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US with Zimbabwe Artist Portia Zvavahera!

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US with Finland Artists Terike Haapoja AND Antti Laitinen.

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US with Turkey Artist Omer Ali Kazma!

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US with Indonesia Artist Albert Yonathan Setyawan!

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US with Latvian Artist Kaspars Podnieks!

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US with Czech Artist Zbynek Baladran!

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US with Palestinian Artist Bashir Makhoul!

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US with Uruguay Artist Wilfredo Diaz Valdez – we LOVE this guy AND his family!

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OK, we’re fairly certain you get the idea – WE met lots of Famous Folks.

And we’re just positive that knowing Famous Arty Folks will eventually pay dividends in our campaign to achieve the fame for ourselves that we so deeply deserve.

To paraphrase our hero Tony Montana, “we want our fucking artistic rights NOW!”

(FYI – there are a few deck of our amazing Limited Edition Venice Biennale 2013 Artist Trading Cards still to be had. To order yours: click here)

Ciao bella, for now darling, but we’ll be back soon.

Next up, The Best Party in Venice (OURS of course).

 

 

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