Thursday, February 2, 2012

2013 Venice Biennale and more on contemporary art

 Image by Marco De Scalzi

Like a bomb exploding on the Lagoon…Massimiliano Gioni will be the director, in 2013, of the
Venice Art Biennale. (On the left a painting by Elizabeth Peyton, on the right Gioni with a work of Paul McCarthy).

Not bad for a guy who is only 38 years old, who started with Flash Art magazine and revealed immediately a great talent for communication and the ability of easily wading through the difficult art world.

Image by Marco De Scalzi                                                         Image by Miranda July

Massimiliano Gioni’s curriculum is fabulous, just to name a few positions he was director of the 8th Art Biennale in Gwangju, South Korea, he is Head curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, he curated the 4th Biennale in Berlin together with Maurizio Cattelan and Ali Subotnick, he is the artistic director of the Fondazione Trussardi in Milan and on and on…

02_gioni-direttore-biennale Image by Jason Nocito
Massimiliano Gioni with Ali Subotnick and  Maurizio Cattelan in Berlin, 2006.

04_gioni-direttore-biennale Image by Marco De Scalzi
Massimiliano Gioni in Milan, at Manzoni Theatre, where an exhibition dedicated to the Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist was recently held. 

He has  also founded Family Business, a New York gallery in partnership with Maurizio Cattelan,  integrated into the Anna Kustera gallery and dedicated to new, previously un-exhibited artists.
Gioni was in Vancouver a few years ago, invited by the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver and I had the pleasure of listening to his brilliant lecture on contemporary art and to chat with him at the following reception hosted by Monica Reyes.  We all agreed that he was one of the most interesting personalities we had met, so young and so brilliant.

Talking about contemporary art…if you live in Vancouver and  have an interest in contemporary art or simply want to know more about art consider joining CASV, it will be an incredible experience meeting all those great art personalities.  Just last night we were invited by Bob Rennie, principal of Rennie collection,  one of the largest collections of contemporary art in Canada, to see the latest installation of Vancouverite Damian Moppett. It was very interesting to hear the long talk of Bob Rennie about his passion for contemporary art and later to be able to wander around the building, in working spaces and best of all in his private office, of course filled with art.
I wish I took pictures but I was too busy looking around, taking mental notes of furniture, art, objects and of course talking…!

WEB-moppet28rv1_1346134cl-8 Image by Rafal Gerszak
WEB-moppet28rv2_1346138cl-8 Image by Rafal Gerszak
Damian Moppett installing his pieces at Rennie Collection.

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peggy braswell said...

Sooo much talent + Thank you for letting me have a peek.

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