Venice and the Biennale

The Art Biennial of Venice for our little family, is an event that we absolutely must attend, and this year in particular, is my first serious opportunity to go "analog" there. A romantic weekend full of art!

Every two years, the famous Biennale is held in Venice and for my family, it is a much-awaited event. In addition, this year gave me the chance to engage in my first serious Lomographic output. We took the opportunity to spend a quiet weekend there wherein we devoted two days to visit Venice in an unconventional way. We threw away the map and decided to get lost on the streets! We tried our best to see the romantic sites outside tourist routes and ended up with the most strange streets (Calle della pegola/pegola stand), the location of an old 60s movie – with every corner leading to a pleasant surprise.

But the most beautiful day that we had was in Biennale. It is difficult to explain it so at times I end up rambling about it. I let myself be carried away by my emotions and forget that I actually have a camera in hand. One thing that got to me was an activity involving clay of three colors wherein after you exert effort in creating something, you don’t even get to take it home with you. 0_0

Some interesting things that I saw were thousands of Chinese jars, glass staircases inspired by Tintoretto, an ATM connected to the pipes of an organ, a big picture which is composed of about thirty dirty square sheets. In front, there is video showing how the artist went to different places of exploitation in a Latin American country trampling on the earth and soiling the sheets. Then there was a room with a video installation which lasted for 24 hours. It’s still being projected but in a smaller scale: a montage of all the movies where there is a clock.

If you love art, you may experience overwhelming emotion at every corner. If you like to be carried away by your emotions, maybe you can come here with me next time!

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written by tyron_lannister on 2011-08-20 in #world #locations

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