Venice Biennale 2015 opens, showcasing Australia's new Pavilion
Fiona Hall AO is representing Australia at the 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale 2015. The renowned artist, whose work encompasses a range of mediums from sculpture to video art, has created a multisensory experience of sights and sounds. Her installation marks the debut of a new Australian Pavilion, the first twenty-first century pavilion to be built in the historic Giardini, marking a new phase for the representation of Australian art and architecture on the international stage.
The May 2015 opening saw over 19,000 visitors to the pavilion. See below for a selection of the many reviews.
Fairfax - Brisbane Times, The Age, WA Today, SMH, Canberra Times:
Two pieces in the New York Times on the pavilion and Fiona Hall:
The Guardian lists Australia in their top 5 picks: http://gu.com/p/487n4/sbl
Huffington Post United Kingdom:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-michael-petry/bad-gurls_b_7213828.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-entertainment&ir=UK+Entertainment: Wrong Way Time is highlighted as one of the best exhibitions at the Biennale. The writer points out that the exhibition had to contend with a glamorous opening and luxurious building and still comes out beautifully.
http://www.artribune.com/2015/05/venezia-updates-top-5-dei-padiglioni-nazionali-ai-giardini-ecco-la-nostra-quale-e-la-vostra/ The editors challenge readers to pick their top five pavilions in the Giardini. They propose Fiona Hall's Wrong Way Time as their number three pick.
The Art Newspaper:
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/155474/ In an article about “seven national presentations of note,” the editors lead with Australia’s new pavilion and Wrong Way Time.
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