Anyway, here are some photos from the few pavilions I saw during my brief breaks. I'll return to these pavilions when I have a bit more time, but I just wanted to get these images published.
Please excuse the iphone quality photos too...
|car crash liberetto at the Hungarian Pavilion|
|the words. Hot and red|
|my final encounter: the singers performing|
|Disguised outside Israel's Pavilion|
|Body in Flight (Delta)|
|Body in Flight (American)|
|Algorithm in use|
|Statue of Freedom|
|Track and Field|
The United Kingdom's Pavilion was turned into a maze-like, claustrophobic space, which looked like a squat, or at least a building with confused identities. Mike Nelson apparently spent 3 months installing the work, which, after navigating the stairs up and around the comparmentailised pavilion, is easily believed. A darkroom in one upper corner of the building gives us the best clue as to the identity of the inhabitant (s?), and the photographs which hang on strings or on walls around the buildings cement this notion.
Christian Boltanski's Chance, in the French Pavilion:
I was particularly drawn to this exhibition because I've been watching Boltanski work live from his studio via a webcam, at the local museum in Hobart, MONA. MONA's owner, David Walsh, pays a wage to Boltanski in exchange for the rights to install a webcam that is streamed 24/7 across the world, to his museum in Tasmania.
The catalogue for the exhibition has an illuminating discussion between Boltanski and Walsh. A must read.
The tired looking Czech Republic and Slovak Republic pavilion:
Dominik Lang's The Sleeping City in the Czech and Slovak Pavilion:
Christoph Schlingensief at the German Pavilion, a posthumous survey of his work.
Hany Armanious at the Australian Pavilion. All the works are meticulously cast in synthetic resin, and his choice of cast objects is strangely beautiful. Here are just a few of the works:
|I had one of these tables at art school, I'm sure of it.|
Effigy of an Effigy with Mirage 2010
|Birth of Venus 2010 (probably my favourite)|
|True Romance 2010|