Getting ready for the Biennale

The Biennale opens officially this Friday, but there are already some collateral exhibitions open, or almost ready to open.

This pristine patch of green caught our attention as we walked towards Via Garibaldi. It’s the offering of American artist Ursula von Rydingsvard, with sculptures of 4 inch by 4 inch cedar, set in the green turf and the existing trees. It seems she’s going to leave a place of beauty for Venetians to enjoy after the Biennale closes. (I assume her artworks will not be left, after looking at information about the prices of her pieces!)

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18 responses to “Getting ready for the Biennale

  1. Caroline

    Thanks for this are due to the marvellous Yorkshire Sculpture Park, who have paid for the restoration of the park in exchange for being able to use it for the Biennale. The actual YSP is a great day out if you’re ever in the area!

    Yvonne, did you know there are a number of exhibitions on San Giorgio Maggiore, some of which are not in the usual spaces but in the former monastery? So you can now wander round some of that without going on the tour. We were there yesterday afternoon & managed 5 out of 7.

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  2. Susie L

    That patch of green looks so refreshing. I wonder if it will attract picnickers?

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  3. Very cool! There is one of Ursula’s cedar sculptures outside the NC Museum of Art – I love it. I too thought of putting greens/miniature golf when I first saw the photo.

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  4. Jane

    Do you think someone will keep watering it after the Biennale?

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  5. I love being in Venice in the run up to the Biennale and watching all the crazy preparations. I love the von Rydingsvard piece.

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  6. At the moment that little patch of lawn does look a bit like a putting green for golfers. Hope no one gets their hopes up.

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