1. Research Library

        53rd Venice Biennale: Making Worlds

        Daniel Birnbaum

        Venice Marsilio Editori 2009

      1. Short guide to the 53rd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Daniel Birnbaum and on view in the Giardini and Arsenale (and other venues), 07.06–22.11.2009. Includes very brief information about exhibited artists, parallel programs, and some images. The exhibition was conceived of by Birnbaum as a reaction/engagement with ‘today’s globalizing forces’ and its ‘homogenizing tendencies.’ It was criticized for having too nebulous a theme (consider the title, which sounds poetic but can mean everything and nothing at the same time) to make any proposition about these issues, but was also lauded for the excellent works in the exhibition overall. A generally innocuous iteration of the major international contemporary art event that everyone loves to hate. Exhibited artists included: Georges Adéagbo, Paul Chan, Keren Cytter, Nathalie Djurberg, Renata Lucas, Goshka Macuga, Yoko Ono, Lygia Pape, Huang Yong Ping, Tomas Saraceno, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Pae White, etc.