Venice Biennale 2009 – The Collectors, Nathalie Djurberg, Nicola Verlato and Miguel Barcelo

July 19, 2009

IMG_0074IMG_0061 At the Nordic Pavilion in the Giardini, a dead writer floats in a pool. As the story goes, after he fails to convert his hedonistic life into a eloquent literary tail, he finds no way out but suicide. IMG_0101IMG_0103IMG_0097 Nathalie Djurberg’s installation at the Giardini featured sensuously gross claymation videos with insanely corrupt themes. I was mesmerized.
IMG_0117A detail from one of Miguel Barcelo’s seascapes in the Spanish pavilion.
IMG_0194 The ghost of James Dean rides a bull in the Italian pavilion. By Nicola Verlato

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