THE ART NEWSPAPER
Leading figures tell us what they’re looking forward to and how they unwind in the Italian city.
Tracey Moffatt | Artist, Australian pavilion | What are you looking forward to seeing at this year’s Biennale? I am looking forward to finally installing my exhibition My Horizon in the wonderful new Australian Pavilion. For 15 months, I have been holed up in my studio in Sydney working on my works, and I can’t wait to see them with real gallery lighting. As well, after the vernissage period has quietened down and the art world goes home, I want to explore the whole of the Venice Biennale. I just know that some works will blow my mind.
Why does Venice still matter? Because so many countries are represented. We experience extreme dynamics and see art works from smaller countries that produce astounding works seemingly out of thin air—in contrast to the fascinating decadence of Damien Hirst…read more
Image | © Andrea Avezzù | Venice Biennale image Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia