Gabriella Picone

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In Anticipation of Missing Something: the Pavilions of Angola, Bahrain, and the Holy See   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 1st, 2013 - November 24th, 2013
Posted 8/15/13
It’s nearly impossible to see every work of art at the Venice Biennale and although many attempt to complete this glorious task, they often fall short. The biennale is just too monumental with the eighty-eight participating national pavilions, the extensive exhibition hall and hundred subsidiary events spread around the city. Inevitably there are always going to be one or two forgotten national pavilions tucked away in the pockets of the city or an installation by an emerging artist located on... [more]
The Psychological and the Theatrical   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Diane Arbus at Martin-Gropius-Bau June 22nd, 2012 - September 24th, 2012
Posted 7/22/12
When Diane Arbus’ photographs were first exhibited to the public they were received as shocking and transgressive, but now fifty years later, her stunning photographs are internationally recognized images. The iconic portraits she captured of nudists, transvestites, circus performers, the mentally handicapped, and other outcasts of society are no longer taboo; instead these images represent nostalgia for a particular era coupled with an unconventional lifestyle. The Martin-Gropius-Bau is now... [more]
It's the “mother of all fairs.” It's the "premier international art show.” It's the "Olympics of the art world.” Can't guess? Art Basel!   Now in its 43rd edition, Art Basel has been red-carpeting the collectors and giving the rest of us art lovers something to gawk at since 1970. And if that's not enough, now we've got Miami (since 2002) and Hong Kong (coming 2013) On to the basics...First of all, what's with the CH for Switzerland? That's really confusing. I suppose it's the CHeese, the... [more]