August 11, 2009
The Italian pavillion was by far the best in the Biennale. A tribute to Italian Futurism it presented a stimulating and consuming experience that i did not want to leave. I could have spent hours in this pavillion.
Starting things off (in my viewing order, at least) was a video by the artist duo Masbedo, where man fights the elements with his parachute, alluding to tensions of personal aspirations, reflecting on human existence - all to the background music by Marlene Kuntz and Gianni Maroccolo.
Next up were paintings by Daniele Galliano, with natural light and vibrant colors. Human figures establish a dialogue with the landscape, where man is not the centerpiece, but an element that coexist with the broader environment.