Friday, July 26, 2013
TIEMPO DETENIDO, watercolor
Continuing with LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA (Venice Biennale): The theme of this 55th exhibition is the Encyclopaedic Palace, with the aspiration of showing a blending of contemporary art and historical tradition in the manner of an encyclopedia.
Most of the work is "installations", and I found that in their majority they question the system, be it the political, social or economic situation of their country or a universal concern. The installations sometimes were small, consisting of a video and an object, like in the case of Uruguay and the Dominican Republic, or in some cases they occupied a huge building and had taken months of work and a considerable expense to set up. The expense and work did not necessarily mean excellence or made it attractive in my eyes. Next stop: the Dominican Republic Chewing Gum Regulations!