One of the most talked-about exhibitions during the opening days of the 55th Venice Biennale was British artist Marc Quinn's self-titled solo show at Venice's Giorgio Cini Foundation (through Sept. 29). The foundation is located on the small island where the facade of Palladio's iconic San Giorgio Maggiore church rises above the canal, providing a dramatic backdrop for Quinn's Breath (2012), a 36-foot-tall inflatable gray sculpture of an armless, nude, very pregnant woman sited on the plaza outside the church. Read More
On June 13, the Philbrook Museum of Art, in Tulsa, Okla., will open Philbrook Downtown, a 30,000-square-foot, two-story satellite space in a brick warehouse in the Brady Arts District. Designed in a minimalist, white-cube style by Gluckman Mayner Architects, the New York-based firm responsible for the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Penn., and numerous other art venues, the new galleries will be devoted to the display of modern, contemporary and Native American art, as well as research and programming. Read More
For those who have the 55th Venice Biennale on their itineraries, we offer quick picks in the form of slide shows, appearing over the coming days, of one- and two-person shows at the national pavilions. With 88 countries participating, 10 for the first time, it's impossible to be comprehensive. So we aim to serve visitors with limited time, attending just the two main venues: Giardini and Arsenale. Wherever you wander in Venice, however, keep your eyes peeled for the red Biennale logo, signaling nationals tucked into churches and palazzi.
Photos by Paola Ferrario.
Mixed Media. Courtesy Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, and the artist.
Extraction, the most recent series of mixed media collages