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  • tiny sculptures

    Marco Tirelli‘s impressive but tiny architectural sculptures.

  • cambeck

    Last year at the 56th Venice Biennale I saw this video at the Angolan Pavilion by Binelde Hyrcan called Cambeck. You see 4 boys seated in small holes dug out in the sand that resemble car seats. The boys face the Atlantic Ocean and talk to the taxi driver who uses a flip-flop as steering…

  • back to reality

    Impressive photographs by Mário Macilau at the Vatican Pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia. Nine large black and white photographs of street children taken in his hometown Maputo, capital of Mozambique. In a completely dark environment you are a silent witness to their daily survival routines.

  • out of bounds

    Thousands of coal sacks on both sides of the outdoor corridor wall of the Arsenale di Venezia. An installation called Out of Bounds by Ibrahim Mahama from Ghana . The sagging walls are made of jute coal sacks, metal tags and jute ropes. Together they form a dramatic backdrop when you enter the Arsenale. The…
  • elements of desire

    In Venice I spotted my favourite blue combined with super brand icons that create a new time frame of life. Elements of Desire by Joseph Klibansky at Bonnet/Van der Sluis Gallery, Campo Santo Stefano.  

  • let’s play ball

    The Last Judgement, 2015, by London-based artist Samson Kambalu, born in Malawi. Four hundred footballs plastered with pages of The Bible. As a visitor of the Venice Biennale you are allowed to choose a Holy ball and play your own sacred game on the field.
  • the key in the hand

    The Key in the Hand by Chiharu Shiota, the Japan Pavilion at the 56th Biennale di Venezia. A maze of more than 50.000 keys which were collected the past months with a donation campaign from across the world. Each key represents a memory, a story, a door to an unknown world. The keys are held…
  • straight

  • bookworm

    Book sculptures by Brazilian artist Odires Mlászho. The books flow together inspired by the möbius strip, without beginning or end.
  • photo safari

    This made me smile at the 55th Biennale at Venezia. Photo Safari (2012) by Vladimir Peric at the Serbian pavilion. Wild animals made from used camera cases.
  • bang

    At first it seems confusing, German pavilion, Chinese artist, French pavilion. The German contribution at the 55th Biennale in Venice is an installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in the French pavilion. Ai Weiwei has assembled 886 three-legged wooden stools. The stool was manufactured by a uniform method and was in use throughout China for centuries.…
  • dutch pavilion

    Enjoying myself at the 55th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia. In the Dutch pavilion I found this Composition with Blue by Mark Manders, 2013, wood, painted wood, painted epoxy 13.5 x 23 x 33.5 cm.