I am going to Venice to see ‘The Encyclopedic Palace ‘ Biennale with the generous help of a ‘Go and See’ bursary from a-n The Artists Information Company. I will be writing about my experiences by blog, reviewing a couple of the shows and giving a talk in ROOM (mobile art space in Kent) once I return.
For a link to the announcement go to; http://new.a-n.co.uk/news/single/venice-bursaries-23-artists-to-benefit-from-a-n-scheme/3
I look forward to seeing the work of artists I greatly admire including Joana Vasconcelos, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Alfredo Jarr, and Elpida Hadzi-vasileva, plus many more. The curator for this years show Massimiliano Gioni is a man after my own heart , as a collector of encyclopedias I quite admire the idea of “an imaginary museum that was meant to house all worldly knowledge, bringing together the greatest discoveries of the human race, from the wheel to the satellite” (http://www.labiennale.org/en/art/index.html). As if Venice itself was not interesting enough, I hope I can rise to the challenge of not getting overwhelmed.