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The exhibition is organized by Kynaston McShine, Chief Curator at Large, MoMA and Lynne Cooke, curator, Dia Art Foundation.
I’m deeply honored to be here. The first thing I would like to do is to commend the professional staff of the Biennale and all the work that they have done to make this happen. Theirs is truly a very lively institution and theirs is a very difficult job. It has been done exceedingly well.
I have been concerned that in the critical community, there is this insistence that art is about beauty versus politics, criticality versus sensuality, or all these absolutely ridiculous dichotomies.
During the last 25 years Carmen Giménez has built a reputation as the most important curator of modernist sculpture in the world. During her most recent Guggenheim exhibition, Spanish Painting from El Greco to Picasso: Time, Truth, and History, Carmen spoke about her remarkable life and career.
A biennale without a polemic? Oh please! began an article in Corriere della Sera on the eve of the Venice Biennale press preview.
Seeing remains a specifically sited enterprise, it seems at times, against every mirage of neutrality or cosmopolitan haze that threatens to be whipped up by Biennials of Art.
If the international survey exhibition of the 2005 Venice Biennale (Always a Little Further, curated by Rosa Martinez) professed enthusiasm and exhaustion over the state of contemporary art, the 2007 edition under the directorship of Robert Storr seeks its reclamation and renewal.
This is the fifty-second edition of the Biennale di Venezia since its inception over a century ago. Clearly, the institutional notion of art—that is, art under the aegis of the nation-state—has given way to corporate sponsorship.
After her mini-survey I am the Beautiful Stranger, Paintings of the 60s, which was sensitively curated by Arne Glimcher at PaceWildenstein (March 16April 21), Rosalyn Drexler paid a visit to the Rails Headquarters to talk with Art Editor John Yau about her life and work.
On the occasion of his recent exhibition, William Anastasi: Raw at the Drawing Room of The Drawing Center, which will be on view till July 21st, the artist paid a visit to the Rails Headquarters to talk about his life and work.