2013 venice biennale #4…

In the Belgian pavilion, the air is thick with the acrid smell of wax from Berlinde de Bruyckere’s  installation “Cripplewood”,  i guess it’s about death…There is no artificial lighting, just diffused daylight that is filtered through the burlap covered skylights:

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In the Dutch pavilion, Mark Manders’ “Room with a Broken Sentence”:

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More miscellany, an installation by Ai Weiwei in the French Pavilion “Bang”

In china, every family typically has at least one stool which serves a range of purposes and that is passed down through each generation; each one of the wooden three-legged structures having been manufactured in a uniform and used across all sectors of society for centuries. However, following the cultural revolution, the production of the simple objects dropped and metal and plastic became standard materials for furniture construction…

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