The Venice Biennale, Viva Arte Viva: Images from the Giardini

by Paddy Johnson on May 11, 2017 Events

Sebastian Diaz Morales, “Suspension”, 2014

Sebastian Diaz Morales, “Suspension”, 2014. All photos by Marsha Owett

What’s the best way to understand art? One tactic is to see a lot of it. Another is to spend time with artists. And yet another is to curate an entire show around the idea that artist practices are God’s gift to the world and include as many studios, meditations on studios, and virtual studio renderings as humanly possible. Guess which approach Biennale curator Christine Macel takes in the Giardini section. A look at the show below.  Arsenale pics here.

Dawn Kasper, “The Sun, The Moon, and the Stars”, 2017

Dawn Kasper, “The Sun, The Moon, and the Stars”, 2017

Mladen Zagreb

Mladen Zagreb

Dawn Kasper, “The Sun, The Moon, and the Stars”, 2017

Dawn Kasper, “The Sun, The Moon, and the Stars”, 2017

Olafur Eliasson, “Green light – An artistic workshop”, 2017

Olafur Eliasson, “Green light – An artistic workshop”, 2017

Olafur Eliasson, “Green light – An artistic workshop”, 2017

Olafur Eliasson, “Green light – An artistic workshop”, 2017

Olafur Eliasson, “Green light – An artistic workshop”, 2017

Olafur Eliasson, “Green light – An artistic workshop”, 2017

Olafur Eliasson, “Green light – An artistic workshop”, installation view, 2017

Olafur Eliasson, “Green light – An artistic workshop”, installation view, 2017

Olafur Eliasson, “Green light – An artistic workshop”, 2017

Olafur Eliasson, “Green light – An artistic workshop”, 2017

Mcarthur Binion

Mcarthur Binion

Hajra Waheed

Hajra Waheed

Hajra Waheed

Hajra Waheed

Hajra Waheed

Hajra Waheed

Hajra Waheed

Hajra Waheed

Hajra Waheed

Hajra Waheed

Hajra Waheed

Hajra Waheed

Hajra Waheed

Hajra Waheed

Marwan, various works, 1964-1966

Marwan, various works, 1964-1966

Kiki Smith, Installation view.

Kiki Smith, Installation view.

Senga Nengudi

Senga Nengudi

Firenze Lai, “Run Run Run” 2010, “The Singers” 2011 and “‘Look at you’” 2012

Firenze Lai, “Run Run Run” 2010, “The Singers” 2011 and “‘Look at you’” 2012

Andy Hope 1930, Installation view

Andy Hope 1930, Installation view

Andy Hope 1930, Installation view

Andy Hope 1930, Installation view

Andy Hope 1930, Installation view

Andy Hope 1930, Installation view

John Waters, “Study Art Sign (Pride or Power)", 2017

John Waters, “Study Art Sign (Pride or Power)”, 2017

Hassan Sharif, “Hassan Sharif Studio (Supermarket), 1990-2016

Hassan Sharif, “Hassan Sharif Studio (Supermarket), 1990-2016

Raymond Hains

Raymond Hains

Raymond Hains

Raymond Hains

Liu Ye

Liu Ye

Liu Ye, book painting.

Liu Ye, book painting.

John Latham

John Latham

Abdullah Al Saadi, "Al Saadi's Diaries" 2016

Abdullah Al Saadi, “Al Saadi’s Diaries” 2016

Abdullah Al Saadi, “Al Saadi’s Diaries”, 2016

Abdullah Al Saadi, “Al Saadi’s Diaries”, 2016

John Latham, “Reading Material”, 1990

John Latham, “Reading Material”, 1990

Yelena Vorobyeva and Viktor Vorobyev, “The Artist is Asleep”, 1996

Yelena Vorobyeva and Viktor Vorobyev, “The Artist is Asleep”, 1996

Katherine Nunez and Issay Rodriguez, “In Between the Lines 2.0” , 2015-2017

Katherine Nunez and Issay Rodriguez, “In Between the Lines 2.0” , 2015-2017

Mladen Stilnovic

Mladen Stilnovic

Soren Engsted, “Levitation”, 2017

Soren Engsted, “Levitation”, 2017

All images by Marsha Owett.

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