August 11, 2009

Venice Biennale

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.

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