Press Images: Venice Biennial 2011 Intervention

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VIDEO of the Manifest.AR Venice Biennial 2011 Intervention:

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PRESS IMAGES:

These are only a small selection of the images we made of the artworks at the Venice Biennial 2011. For more images of one of the works, follow the link to the individual artist’s page.

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“Water wARs,” John Craig Freeman (more images on artist’s page)

"Water wARs, Giardini" by John Craig Freeman. A pavilions for undocumented artists/squatters and water war refugees. In front of the main pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennial, International Art Exhibition, ILLUMInations, Giardini, Venice. June 2, 2011.

"Water wARs, Piazza San Marco" by John Craig Freeman. A pavilions for undocumented artists/squatters and water war refugees. In Piazza San Marco during the opening of the 54th Venice Biennale. June 2, 2011.

 

“Battling Pavilions,” Sander Veenhof (more images on artists’ page)


Battling Pavilions - hi-res images

http://sndrv.nl/battle/Battling_Pavilions_hi-res.zip

Zip-file with hi-res images: 1) promotional info graphic 2) Dropstuff public screen near Arsenale - showing the ongoing battle 3) contra-guerrilla flyer - in reaction to the unofficial Manifest.AR flyer 4) Curator Bice Curiger deleting unauthorized virtual pavilions from the Giardini

 

“The Crystal Coffin,” Lilly & Honglei (more images on artist’s page)

"The Crystal Coffin, Giardini" by Lily & Honglei. Inspired by the crystal coffin displayed in the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square. In front of the main pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennial, International Art Exhibition, ILLUMInations, Giardini, Venice. June 2, 2011.

"The Crystal Coffin, Piazza San Marco" Inspired by the crystal coffin displayed in the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square. In Piazza San Marco during the opening of the 54th Venice Biennale. June 2, 2011.

 

“Shades of Absence,” Tamiko Thiel (more images on artist’s page)

"Shades of Absence: Public Voids" by Tamiko Thiel, Venice Biennial 2011. Silhouettes of artists whose works in public spaces have been censored - some at the Venice Biennial itself - stand in a golden pavilion made up of terms of censorship in Piazza San Marco.

"Shades of Absence: Schlingensief Gilded" by Tamiko Thiel, Venice Biennial 2011. This ironic memorial is a hovering gold silhouette of Schlingensief's absent presence, surrounded by a halo of terms of censorship often used to describe his work. It is geolocated in the German Pavilion, winner of the 2011 Golden Lion Award for Best National Pavilion.

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“Historia,” Naoko Tosa (more images on artist’s page)

"Historia" by Naoko Tosa, Venice Biennial 2011. Users compose messages by appropriating historic icons floating in the space and assigning a new meaning to their message. Seen in front of Cafe Florian, Piazza San Marco, Venice.

"Historia" by Naoko Tosa, Venice Biennial 2011. Users compose messages by appropriating historic icons floating in the space and assigning a new meaning to their message. See outside the Belgium Pavilion, Venice Giardini.

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“Sky Pavilions,” John Cleater (more images on artist’s page)

"Sky Pavilions" by John Cleater, audio by The Magic Stranger and Dewanatron. Alien Sky Pavilions take over Venice! In the Giardini, Venice Biennial 2011 AR Intervention.

"Sky Pavilions" by John Cleater, audio by The Magic Stranger and Dewanatron. Alien Sky Pavilions take over Venice! In Piazza San Marco, Venice Biennial 2011 AR Intervention.

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“Colony Illuminati,” Will Pappenheimer and Virta-Flaneurazine
(more images on artists’ pages)

"Colony Illuminati" by Will Pappenheimer and Virta-Flaneurazine, 2011. A secret colony of virtual bufo toads appropriate artwork from Biennial artists and populate the 54th Venice Biennial Giardini. Combined screen shots from cellphones and video still.

"Colony Illuminati" by Will Pappenheimer and Virta-Flaneurazine, 2011. Visionary effects of touching the psychotropic toads of "Colony Illuminati." Piazza San Marco, combined on site cellphone screen shots, June 3, 2011

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The Island of Hope, by Mark Skwarek

More images and high res here

"The Island of Hope" seen in San Marco Square during the opening to the Venice Biennial, June 1st 2011."The Island of Hope" brings people's hopes and dreams to life. The island and Fountain Goddess generate objects of peoples hopes. Hopeful tweets from the around the world containing the #hope are considered for generation.

The Fountain and Goddess of Hope seen in the Giardini during the opening to the Venice Biennial, June 1st 2011. "The Island of Hope" brings people's hopes and dreams to life. The island and Fountain Goddess generate objects of peoples hopes. Hopeful tweets from the around the world containing the #hope are considered for generation.

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