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Ursula von Rydingsvard at the Giardino della Marinaressa, Venice

One of the nicest surprises of our trip to Venice came as we were walking from St Mark’s to the Bienalle, along the waterfront. We came across a small garden filled with large organic objects. 288 more words


Jaume Plensa at Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

In my previous post I wrote about the official Venice Bienalle in uncomplimentary terms. But if you are about to visit Venice, do not despair.  There are a host of ‘collateral’ exhibitions, associated with but not part of the Biennale, whose quality leaves the Biennale cold and will certainly make your visit worthwhile. 120 more words


The Venice Biennale

In an outstanding recent article, Waldemar Januszczak said pretty much all there is to be said about the current Venice Biennale. You can find the article  294 more words

Exhibition Reviews

Shape-shifting: Joan Hernández Pijuan

It’s the stillness of Joan Hernández Pijuan’s paintings that draws me in. Hernández Pijuan deals in silences, spaces – some white, some more like the wheel of colours you spin to ‘make’ white. 444 more words


The Language Of Not Talking: Irma Blank, 'Blank Archive'

“All writing is drawing,” writes the French psychoanalyst Serge Tisseron. Standing in front of the drawings of Irma Blank’s Blank Archive, these words ring over and over in my mind: writing-is-drawing-is-writing. 567 more words


Jay Lear: "Drift For A While"

Jay Lear’s paintings evoke peaceful spaces where the eye and the mind are drawn to wander. Through layers of paint, traces of memory and history emerge, leading us to see something beyond what we first see, behind what is there. 146 more words


Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria

I am always impressed by heritage buildings used as museums and the way designers have to work with the space and quite possibly with strict rules of maintaining the buildings integrity. 209 more words