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Mike Nelson

Venice Prep: How Not To Wait In Line

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on May 29, 2013
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Did anyone else spend four or more hours queuing in line to see Mike Nelson’s exhibition at the British Pavilion in 2011? Never. Again. Those making their game plan for the Venice Biennale today may want to get into the pavilions likely to have queue lines early. What are those pavilions? We have a list!

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Venice Redux: Best Art Viewing Strategies Highlights from 2011

by Paddy Johnson on May 27, 2013
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Two years ago I wrote a wrap-up of the Venice Biennale for Rupert Murdock’s iPad only publication, The Daily. The site folded about a year later, and is now off line, so I’m republishing the review as a refresher for those going into the show. The lede: If the Venice Biennale were a race, no one would finish.

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I Hate The British Pavilion

by Paddy Johnson on June 7, 2011
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Resting on the perch of a hill first visible from the entrance of the Giardini in Venice, The British Pavilion commands a lot of attention. It’s a grand location, and with the exception of the La Biennale building probably the best spot in the whole garden. As such, even for those who have never been to the Giardini, it’s probably not hard to imagine the kind of drama that ensues from seeing giant lines of people lined out front the pavilion. The angle of the hill makes the crowds look larger than they are, and there’s an element of anticipation that builds as the throng swells.

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