In stark contrast to the News item on the shocking treatment of the street artist by the local authority (send him letters of support!) The Arts Council will be announcing who will represent the nation of Wales at the 2011 Biennale in Venice. Who will it be? What do you think? Is it important? Can Wales cut it on the world stage of contemporary art? Bring on abit of informed and informal debate!!!
Will they hurry the fuck up about it! The suspense is killing me... hmmm
Northern Ireland have just announced they won't be taking part in the next Venice due to the cuts in funding. Just thought I'd throw that into the arena.
A great pity, they have had the best pavillions out of all of the british lot in my view. I still have a great 'The Nature Of Things' poster from their 2003 exhibtion in my studio.
However in some ways you can't help but feel a little envious of them. The artists of Northern Ireland have an opourtunity to go out there and devise creative low/no budget ways of presenting Northern Ireland without being 'little sister' to an offical pavillion. Infact I guess anyone there could become the offical representation by defacto.
I wonder if in wales were using the Capello method of anouncing the artist two hours before the exhibtion. That would be well exciting!
The Capello gambit didn't work so well though....
fax machine is obviously broken, and their pigeons all died
Here's the most recent Blown Ezine with an article that I wrote about the Venice Symposium in Swansea recently. Might be of interest.
Download Jul/Aug 'Blown in brief' ezine here: http://bit.ly/dBZQc4
And the artist representing wales at venice is...
Arts Council of Wales have a new website so link disappeared.............its Tim Davies..........
Here it is!
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