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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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Star of Venice to Rise over the 2013 Venice Biennale

by the-biennial-project 6. April 2013 15:54

 

Stylish and au courant, with just a soupcon of irreverence, that’s Star of Venice, the intoxicating new fragrance of The Biennial Project.

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A talented Design Team of Leading Olfactory Experts led by the Renowned Perfumier Samantha Marder traveled the globe in search of the perfect ingredients for this unparalleled fragrance. 

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No expense or endangered species was spared in their effort to bring forward the planet’s most dazzling aroma  - the first fragrance designed specifically for the visual artist.

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This feat of Pure Art Alchemy will make the wearer instantly irresistible to everyone of significance in the art world.

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From curators and critics….

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to collectors and patrons,

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this seductive aroma will open the doors to success and fame that most artists can only dream of.

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No more toiling in poverty and anonymity, or experiencing your family’s palpable disappointment in your life,

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Star of Venice is your ticket to the big time.

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Star of Venice – for those who are ready to take the next step.

 

Star of Venice Caviar & Champagne

European Launch Party

by invitation only

June 2nd 2013

Palazzo degli Angeli,

Venice, Italy

In conjunction with

the Opening Week

of the 2013 Venice Biennale

 

(A limited number of advance orders for Star of Venice

will be taken during this Launch Event.)

 

 

 

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“Just don’t be a Dickhead” Boston Policeman explaining the rules of The Irish Day Parade in Southie

by the-biennial-project 21. March 2013 04:51

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The Biennial Project had always heard about the cheerful confluence of outright racism, homophobia and xenophobia that takes place at Boston’s Annual drunken Irish soiree known as ‘The Southie St. Patrick’s Day Parade’. Needless to say we stayed away for many a moon. This year, upon hearing about an alternative, inclusive march called The Peace Parade, The Biennial Project decided it was our duty as citizens of the great City of Boston to show up. The only way to change opinion on race and gender is through exposure.

“We’re here we’re queer, we’re fabulous don’t fuck with us!”

 On top of the activism, honestly, we went because we love love love a big party.

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Well, from what we witnessed, we were totally wrong about the attitude of the main event. Though the crowd was predominately white and Irish (it is their day) there were many ethnicities guzzling Vodka out of water bottles along side the pale skinned ginger haired crowd doing the same. Even with the shame of the gays still not being allowed to march, we saw a little bit of everything mixed in with the Bag Pipers, step dancers and drunken union workers. There were ghost busters, Storm Troopers, Renaissance people, Rat Pack impersonators, Latin Salsa dancers, skipping bananas, Hip Hop Clubs and a flat bed truck of what we think might have been Russian Strippers. It resembled the array of characters that show up for Biennial Project events. At times it felt like the color altered acid days of our teen years. We went to make a statement but in reality whole day was big green, foolish fun.

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For our global fans who might not know anything about our town’s history, here is a little lesson. In the 19th century Irish immigrants started to come to Boston in droves.

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The Biennial Project is not sure of the exact figures. We are far too lazy to look them up, but trust us; lots and lot of Irish came. So many that Boston still takes on the personality and flavor of the old country. With communities as tight as the Irish were in Boston intolerance formed. In the Early 1970s there were outright riots when the city started to bus school children from one neighborhood to another to harbor diversity and equality of education. For over 20 years Gay groups have had their applications rejected by Allied War Veterans Council who host the parade. In 1995 the rejection was taken all the way to the US Supreme court in the case Hurley vs. Irish-American Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Group of Boston, which ruled parade organizers do have a legal right to decide who marches in the parade.

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We never attended the Parade because of the outright
prejudice and also, lets face it, a big drunken Irish posse can seem scary.

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Last year an organization called Veteran’s for Peace started their own parade, after the big parade, to let the rejected groups march. Yes, it is sort like crumbs from the table but it gives visibility to the fact that the host organization still has fear in their hearts. The Biennial Project tries to conjure up some compassion for these old men who are living a life time of shame for that blowjob they gave as a teenager - but really. Is it too hard to admit you enjoyed it? Anyhow, The Biennial Project went to support The Veteran’s for Peace and stand up for our own rights. Kara Suffredini, executive director of MassEquality, said it well -

“I think this is the work we do every day of changing hearts and minds. There will be a day when we will be welcomed in this parade.”

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So enough with the politics, we went to stand up for our rights but we were really surprised by the inclusive, positive, fun and slightly weird energy of the big green party. What does this have to do with art? As usual we don't know or care - we had a friggin good time. Witness though our (fine art) photos.

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The whole day was cool as shit, with the coolest moment among many coming when one of the GORGEOUS AND FRIENDLY black cops charged with keeping the peace demonstrated the cool new boston with his chill handling of a drunk who stumbled dangerously close to the parade route. "Hey, don't be a dickhead", he gently warned the guy. The guy immediately changed course - trouble averted. None of the old-fashioned scary Boston cop I-bet-his wife-has-a-restraining-order-against-him posturing needed. And did we mention that these very same cops are currently starring in a nationally televised TV show produced by Dorchester boy Mahk Wahlberg called 'Boston's Finest'. There may be hope for our little seaside village yet.

Scranton with clams indeed!

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Come All Ye Faithful

by the-biennial-project 23. December 2012 09:04

Sometime living as an artist makes you feel like you live on the Island of Misfit Toys.

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We especially can feel this over the holidays when we are forced to co-mingle with our families - who don't quite understand why we do the things we do, and why we don't have much money to show for it.

 

Well for those of us creatives who either did not go to their families of birth this holiday or simply forgot to make plans, The Biennial Project is inviting you to celebrate this blessed holiday with us.

Please join The Biennial Project at The Boston Biennial 2012 exhibit being held at The Gallery at Spencer Lofts at 60 Dudley Street in Chelsea, MA on Christmas Day (that’s December 25th) from 3pm-5pm.

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Come and drink the milk and eat the cookies Santa didn't get to because he choose not to visit you this year either because you behaved poorly (yes you are a drunken tramp) or simply because he doesn't exist.

 

 

 The Gallery at Spencer Lofts


60 Dudley Street


Chelsea, MA


3pm-5pm


FREE

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Wham! Bam! Thank you, ma'am!

by the-biennial-project 16. March 2012 09:30

Wham! Bam! Thank you, ma'am!

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Renowned practically-British artist (and Director of The Biennial Project Film Institute) Tom Estes agreed to create a documentary with the aim of recording a discrete and tasteful experiment in art making - only to find much more than he bargained for!

Trapped in a no-man's land of depravity and subjected to a relentless cast of "the weird and the pathetic, the ugly, the obscene and the beautiful" this delightfully dubious low budget documentary frequently pushes the limits of the format.

After the glamour of the 2012 Whitney Biennial and the double-whammy of collateral events one might think it was time to go home, put your feet up and have a nice cup a tea... but no!

Boston Socialite, Art World Insider and Windsor- Whitney Biennial curator- Anna Salmeron, pitches herself, body and soul, into the squalid decadence of the New York art scene in an attempt to pep up her flagging art career. But can she escape this secret life she has chosen, or will it destroy her forever?

This short excerpt, offers an instant soft-core art classic - an erotically-charged trip through a virtual alphabet of deviant sexual pleasure, and a who's who of insider art world dealings.


Bonus Features: Also stars one of the the depraved minds behind The Biennial Project and fellow Windsor - Whitney Biennial curator - Eric Hess, who seems to get what he wants by wielding some sort of odd control over his more normal looking co-workers. Hess works his demented way through the back alleys of the big cities to the savage cruelty of the suburbs- gorging himself in an ultra-sleazy, full-frontal journey.


Pre-orders are available now at www.TomEstes.info


WARNING This video clip includes relentless nudity, socio-cultural blathering and interpretive dance that some viewers may find offensive!

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XXOO, Sir Tom Estes,

Director of The Biennial Project Film Institute

 

More on Tom Estes at the 2012 Windsor Whitney Biennial

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There BUTT for the grace of god - a tale of Biennial Project Daring Do

by the-biennial-project 29. October 2011 15:45

As International Art Rock Stars, Biennial Project Members live large.  We dream large, we think large, we create large, and, of course, we vacation large.  Never content to rest on our considerable laurels, Biennial Project Members are always out there living on the edge - trying new and exciting activities. seeking thrills, testing the limits of our body’s endurance - driven by an unquenchable thirst for new experience. Thus, one recent idyllic summer afternoon, when reason might have told us to remain in the hammock reading The Enquirer, we instead took up the considerable challenge of Rope Swinging.  At first all went well.  There was, after all, no need to be afraid -

 

The first plunge – an entrancing mix of grace and athleticism -

 

The second plunge – from even more fearsome heights -

 

Then, as it often does with those cursed with the need to ignore those voices that tell you when enough is enough, tragedy struck!

 

 

 

The results, documented fearlessly below, would have been enough to send any mere mortal running screaming to the refuge of the nearest ER!

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But not someone born to that Band of Fratricidal Siblings known to the world as The Biennial Project! Oh We Few, We Happy Few! We know an opportunity for self promoting heroism when we see it!  As Shakespeare put it (paraphrased and shortened a little of course – we don’t have all day, and that Old English thing gets irritating) -

    If we are marked to die, we are now
    To do our country loss; and if to live,
    The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
    By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
    But if it be a sin to covet honour,
    I am the most offending soul alive.
    He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
    Will stand a tip-toe when this day is named,
    He that shall live this day, and see old age,
    Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
    Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.
    Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
    But he'll remember, with advantages,
    What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
    Familiar in his mouth as household words-
   Anna, Eric, Laura-
    Be in their flowing cups freshly remembered.
    This story shall the good man teach his son;
    From this day to the ending of the world,
    But we in it shall be remembered-
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
    Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap,

etc, etc, more stuff about problems in England or France or something, you get the idea.

The point is that we are brave, really brave, and so instead of going to the hospital,

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We took pictures! Lots of pictures!  Brave, heroic pictures!  Talk about your Triumph over Adversity!

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We see a lifetime movie coming out of this!

Yours in Heroism,

THE BIENNIAL PROJECT

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LOST PAINTING ALERT!

by the-biennial-project 7. October 2011 08:47

It’s true – some ASSHOLE stole our painting.

But we’re not taking this lying down.

Click here for The Whole Sordid Tale!

The Story of the Lost Biennial Project Painting

 

You can see Our Beloved Painting clearly in the photo below,

on display at a cool, hip art gallery,

with attractive arty people in attendance.

Oh Dear Painting, how we miss thee!

 

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The Biennial Project Report Back on the Amory Show

by the-biennial-project 16. March 2011 20:53

 

 

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As a follower of The Exploits of The Biennial Project, you undoubtedly know that attendance at the Armory Shows in New York (held annually during the first week of March) is an important Rite of Spring for Members of the World Church of All Things Art. Everyone who’s anyone one is there - no matter that the week is also a major event in the calendar of the Church of All Things Money, and that not even the most deeply observant art lover would be capable of absorbing this much art in such a short time. Like all spiritual pilgrimages, the important thing is to try. So trying we were, all week, all around town. Here is our report on Day One of this Important Event -

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OK, we probably stayed our a little too late with our entourage the night before, but still managed to be looking our best when we showed up early to pound the flesh and distribute our materials to the caterers and support people who were there as bright and early as we were.

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   Then they decided to let us in, and the magic really started. They ushered us into the VIP Lounge to wait until the show officially opened, apparently thinking that we would be less likely to bother people there. Wrong! We chatted up Our Fellow VIP’S and made several new friends. THIS is OUR audience – people with Avant Guard Art Sensibilities able to understand a nuanced parody of art-world  hypocrisy, and pockets deep enough to pay for it. Amazingly, we were not thrown out.

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At this point, the clock was striking on the hour of the actual opening, so we quickly joined forces with a Multi-Person Site-Specific Collective forming in the lobby to obtain entry tickets at the half price group rate (in so doing making a valuable statement on the mercantile nature of today’s art institutions and the value of collaboration in the face of nameless yet brutal economic forces.) Here’s a shout out to our new friends - making friends, for the world to see, let the people know, you got what you need!

 

Flush with our recent triumphs, we got down to the serious business of seeing and reflecting upon the vast amounts of Top-Flight International Art on site.

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  And, as often happens, looking at all that art by other people got boring after awhile, so we decided instead to create……….

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and create more…..

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Excitingly, Our Efforts did not go unnoticed!  We scored a Private Photo Shoot with the Art in America staff (seriously!) -

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Oh Armory Show, how do we love Thee, let us count the ways………….

 

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