Exhibits of particular note

Exhibits of particular note


53rd Venice Biennale:

Fare Mondi // Making Worlds // Bantin Duniyan // 制造世界 // Weltenmachen // Construire des Mondes // Fazer Mundos…

Giardini and Arsenale exhibition venues. June 7 – November 22, 2009

Since 1895, the prestigious Venice Biennale has promoted new artistic trends and organized international events in the contemporary arts in accordance with a multi-disciplinary model which characterises its unique nature.

Michelangelo Pistoletto’s work for the Venice biennale
Michelangelo Pistoletto’s
work for the Venice biennale

Director Daniel Birnbaum says the title “expresses my wish to emphasize the process of creation. A work of art represents a vision of the world and if taken seriously it can be seen as a way of making a world. The strength of the vision is not dependent on the kind or complexity of the tools brought into play. Hence all forms of artistic expression are present: installation art, video and film, sculpture, performance, painting and drawing, and a live parade.”

Two Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement will be awarded to Yoko Ono and John Baldessari.

 New York

Fenimore Art Museum

America’s Rome: Artists in the Eternal City, 1800-1900.

Through December 31, 2009.

See feature opposite page. >

Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples.

Through October 4, 2009.


Musuem of Contemporary Art: Italics: Italian Art and Revolution 1968-2008.

November 14 – Febrarury 14, 2010.


Palazzo Strozzi

Galelio. Immagini dell’universo dall’antichità al telescopio.

Through August 30, 2009


Palazzo Ducale

Rafaello and Urbino.

Through July 12, 2009


Complesso del Vittoriano

Giotto e Il Trecento.

Through June 28, 2009

Palazzo Venezia

Leonardo da Vinci

Through August 30, 2009


Musee d’Orsay

See Italy and Die.

Through July 19, 2009.

Italian Models: Herbert and the Peasants of Latium. Through July 19, 2009

St. Petersburg

State Hermitage Museum

Afro Basaldella.

Through September 20, 2009