If you’re anywhere near Venice Italy this year, go to the Biennale! Not only will you be in the most gorgeous city in all the world but you will see SO much incredible art that your creative well will be full for the next two years (when of course, there will another Biennial art show).
The above piece was one of my favorites although I can’t remember who did it…
Another show we loved wasn’t part of the Biennale, but was at a beautiful Cafe called Imagina. It was a photography show entitled “Ghetto” by Adam Broomburg and Oliver Chanarin.
They chose 12 rare communities, from a prison in South Africa to a retirement home in California and a gypsy ghetto in Macedonia. They spent a month in each place, methodically photographing and asking the same questions: “Who is in power here? Where do you go to be alone, to make love, to be with friends? What are your hopes and dreams?”
The publisher’s web site gives this example:
The answers they received to their questions were both revealing and absurd, but with the powerful and dramatic truths that they found, for instance, with Rafael, a patient in the mental asylum in Cuba:”What are you scared of Rafael?”
“I’m afraid of the outside.”
“Because Rafael is there and I don’t want to see him.”
“But you are Rafael.”
“Now you understand what I’m scared of.”