Biennale Art by Robert Storr
Think with the senses, Feel with the mind: art at present. A title such as this, serving also as a theme, induces us to think, perhaps with too much facility, that this is such a wide proposal, such a totalizing panorama, that nothing could in any way remain alien to it.
So it seems to be; but it is not exactly so. On the eve of the inauguration, we already had an idea concerning Robert Storr's proposal and about that which would be achieved in the great exhibition which we now behold: we knew that the spaces of the Corderie as well as part of the Artiglierie of the Arsenal and of the Italian Pavilion at the Gardens would be used; we already knew the names of the artists to be invited; but nothing could have made us suspect the success of such a well-articulated, linguistically structured itinerary.
Indeed, these are the wide varieties of artistic languages and of the almost one hundred artists, mostly still alive and active, called upon to translate and to interpret a panoramic vision: the true protagonists of this exposition. Among the artists there are some of absolute international caliber like Gerhard Richter, Bruce Nauman,
by Chiara Casarin
:venews july 2007
Tr. Maria Fasolo
«Pensa con i sensi-Senti con la mente»
Arsenale, Corderie e Artiglierie Padiglione Italia, Giardini della Biennale - Castello Back