You don’t have to go to Venice to be overwhelmed by the Biennale. Festival-related tweets have surely outnumbered the pigeons in St Mark’s Square. Here are some links from the floating city and beyond:
- In the Guardian, Rachel Withers tells you more than most about Mike Nelson’s installation at the British Pavilion.
- Writing on artnet, Jerry Saltz suggests national embarrassment might be the point of this year’s American Pavilion.
- Meanwhile, Adrian Searle demonstrates a surprising propensity for clowning in this video report.
- Elsewhere, it seems Salvador Dalí is still making work. The Guardian also reports on a shocking trade in what you might call zombie sculptures.
- A Kick Up The Arts considers the economic health of the London gallery scene.
- Hard-to-pin-down science related story 1: Jen Graves writes about artists’ newest toys in The Stranger.
- Hard-to-pin-down science related story 2: Brain Pickings considers four cases of biology inspired art.
- I am grateful to Animal blog for alerting me to the correct term for the practice of knitting based street interventions.
- C-Monster.net highlights the mind-blowing potential of some Martin Kippenberger wallpaper.
- Donald Judd is still exciting: a mash up of the Double Rainbow dude with a visit to a show by the
minimalistsculptor (via/ Eyeteeth).