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August 2009

53rd Biennale di Venezia

Making Worlds is the theme for the 53rd edition of Venice’s Art Biennial, which was curated by Daniel Birnbaum. With the art world in meltdown and the public nervously retreating, its context could have been subtitled ‘Return of the Real’. However, this was a far from depressing experience, with many of the artists and curators prompted to take their jobs seriously and engage not only with the exhibition spaces of Venice but with the audience.
The Collectors’, The Danish & Nordic Pavilions, 2009, photo: Siegrid Demyttenaere Upside Down Under Shaun Gladwell’s pavilion Shaun Gladwell is back in Venice. Two years ago he came here to present his skateboarding piece Storm Sequence. During this Bien
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