Quoted text from “Ways of Curating” by Hans Ulrich Obrist:
"Courbet, Manet and Whistler each played an important role in the emerging field of exhibitions and installation, laying the groundwork for the artist-run space, the modern concept of handing works of art, and the idea of the room as…
Culture Monster has seen a picture of the global art market, and it looks very much like a portobello mushroom.
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I went yesterday a bit to Marina Romea (Ravenna area, Italy) to spend a day on the beach. Considering this super sunny wonderful month full of everything but sun, today turned surprisingly well. So, that got me thinking about the girl things: since there wasn’t much sun before, we’re more less all now here on the beach, and we are forced to be in our bathing suits - completely white-skinned (excluding few lucky ones that naturally have those sinful olive skins).
Before I came to live in Italy, I always thought that all Italian girls are the same: beautiful, handsome, tanned, and well-groomed. Well, the rest of the world, you can now sigh in relief: they’re not, at least not any more or less in comparison to any other country. Anyway, I haven’t seen many of those beautiful ones yet, so, as I was saying, it got me thinking: how to stay good-looking on the beach?
Guardian art critic Adrian Searle ventures through the weird and wonderful landscape of the world’s foremost art festival
Speaking of Biennale, a fresh and funny interview with Guardian’s art critic Adrian Searle.
I still didn’t have the chance to check out in person what’s up at this year’s Venice Biennale, but the older I get the more I think that this event means exactly the same thing for art as Olympic games do for sport.
Just remember how Biennale did wonders for so many artists during these 100 years.. and still, the world keeps telling us there’s no success after 30. That might me true in rare cases, but luckily not if you’re an artist, doctor, or may I dare to say, anyone whatsoever. The hell with the odds, the will is what counts.
Although, I must notice that recently trends have given way to the youngsters: the art world has currently been talking like crazy about Massimiliano Gioni, the curator of Venice Biennale. Definitely young for the art world, with ideas to match.
The first chance I get I will write a bit about the artists that I’m curious to see during this edition, but for now a tip while you’re in Venice - I know it’s Biennale and all, but DO NOT miss the chance to see Manet’s return to Venice @ Palazzo Ducale: you will be able to see “Venus of Urbino” and “Olympia” side by side!
Going back to Biennale, I will check out some more artists but I think this is more than interesting introduction to the art market movements around Art Basel. Stay tuned~!