Biennial Venice 2011
Shedding a light on Illuminations
"No doubt, the Venice Bienniale – the mother of all art biennials – is still one of the most important and eagerly-anticipated events in the art world, not least because of the often discussed national pavilions which seem a bit outdated nowadays but still give the biennial this special edge. The expectations for the curated main exhibition in the Central Pavilion and in the Arsenale are high, and one can imagine that the position of the respective curator is not an easy one, overexposed to public pressure and criticism. After all the Biennale is regarded as being the most comprehensive and influential contemporary art exhibition in Europe. The respective curator usually plays a very prominent role, (...)"
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