Tuesday 9 June 2009

All our ducks in a line, all singing from the same hymn sheet, and all paddling our canoes in the same direction

From today's Arts Journal

A More Subdued, Toned-Down Venice Biennale?
"There were also fewer flashy parties, fewer celebrity sightings among the national pavilions and an absence of hit-you-over-the-head installations."
The New York Times 06/08/09

At The Venice Biennale - The Opulent Parties Roll On
"Recession be damned. Evidence of ludicrous wealth is everywhere at the Biennale, which officially opens today. Cartoonishly sleek yachts, all registered in the Cayman Islands, line the Grand Canal near the entrance to the Biennale. Politicians and art collectors have arrived at the numerous exhibition openings all over the lagoon by water taxi, many of the men with trophy wives in tow."
Boston Globe 06/08/09

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