Katrín Sigurdardóttir’s Foundation at the Venice Biennale
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- What do creatives see in abandoned docks and old fishing sheds? Opportunity.
- Iceland recently celebrated its biggest ever annual design festival, DesignMarch 2013.
- Storm King Art Center offers two new reasons to visit Upstate New York in the upcoming months.
The Venice Art Walk "ART & ARCHITECTURE" Tours are returning! Three separately ticketed home tours will take place on Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17. Saturday tours include a cocktail reception and a special art exhibit in Venice. Tours are generously sponsored by Dwell - all guests will receive a complimentary copy of the magazine and a $15 discount to Dwell on Design, June 27-28. All proceeds go to the Venice Family Clinic, the nation's largest free health care facility.
"A Stroll Down Architects' Alley: A Walking Tour of Rustic Canyon"
Curated and led by Marmol Radziner and Associates, this tour will begin with a lunch and presentation by Leo Marmol, FAIA, Randy Young, Rustic Canyon historian, and Tony Merchell, architectural historian, at the Rustic Canyon Community Center. Groups will be led on an informative walking tour of this architecturally bountiful neighborhood, past projects by renowned architects, stopping to tour five houses representing the old and new. Tickets: $175 including lunch and cocktail reception.
"New Wave of Venice"
Explore new and contemporary architecture in this self-guided tour of six Venice homes, highlighting the work of award-winning and cutting-edge architects. tickets: $100 including cocktail reception.
"Eclectic Homes on the Venice Canals"
There's something for everyone on this self-guided walking tour of the Canals, visiting six new modern residences, art collections and artists' homes. Tickets: $100 including ticket to the Venice Art Walk.
Cocktail Reception: 4:30pm-7pm
Tickets: available online or by calling 310.392.9255
- The concept of each country showing their best colors at the Venice Biennale began from 1895, in the same spirit of nationalism (or chauvinism) of the World's Fair.
- Iceland seems more remote than the four-and-a-half-hour flight from Boston feels. But Reykjavik, a city closer to Boston than San Francisco, is a world apart.
The Venice Biennale, which has its offices in Ca' Giustinian (San Marco, 1364/A), has for over a century been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Ever since its foundation in 1895, it has been in the avant-garde, promoting new artistic trends and organising international events in contemporary arts. It is world-beating for the International Film Festival, for the International Art Exhibition and for the International Architecture Exhibition, and continues the great tradition of the Festival of Contemporary Music, the Theatre Festival, now flanked by the Festival of Contemporary Dance.
- Championing a radical and utopian vision, the artists profiled in the Guggenheim’s new exhibit Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe brought the concept of “total works of art” to…