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We took a great many pictures when we visited the 51st Biennale di Venezia, the world famous art and architecture exhibition held in Venice. I could only place a few of the pictures from the exhibit into the main narrative. Here, however, you'll see many more of the pictures that document all of the interesting and weird exhibits we saw. In addition to the pictures, I've added, to each picture (where possible), detailed information on the name, creator, place of origin, and other pertinent details.

Note: additional pictures on these pages that are not in the main narrative have a thumbnail surrounded by a color.
Biennale Entrance
This is the entrance to the world-famous Biennale art exhibition. This is the entrance to the 'arsenale' section of the exhibition. [enlarge]
Looking towards the Piazza San Marco.
A view towards the Piazza San Marco from the Biennale entrance. [enlarge]
The Arsenale
The Arsenale portion of the exhibit is held in the Arsenale, the old Shipbuilding yards and buildings of Venice. Very neat atmosphere of old and new. [enlarge]
Homeland Terror Alert for Women
An amusing take on the US Department of Homeland Security's Terror Alert System, but for women. [enlarge]
Elegant Chandelier of...?
Another Guerrilla Girls exhibit - this time an elaborate chandelier, made entirely of Tampons. [enlarge]
Chandelier Closeup
A closeup of the Guerrilla Girl's Chandelier. Note what the chandelier is actually made of. [enlarge]
Chandelier Closeup
A closeup of the Guerrilla Girl's Chandelier. Note what the chandelier is actually made of. [enlarge]
"Curry"
This exhibit is called Curry, by Subodh Gupta (India)

Exhibit
Curry, 2005.
Stainless Steel and Tools, 5 parts.
300 x 245 x 75cm each.
 
Artist
Subodh Gupta
1964, Khagoul - Bihar, India
Lives and works in New Delhi
 
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Pendulum Exhibit
A Exhibit attendee examines this exhibit, which is simply a metal pedulum at the end of a long string. [enlarge]
Ramallah / New York
An interesting video exhibit of two similar city scenes - one in New York, one in Ramallah.

Exhibit
Ramallah / New York, 2004-2005.
Two channel Video Installation.
DVD. 38' 15"
 
Artist
Emily Jacir
1970, Ramallah, Palestine
Lives and works in Ramallah
 
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Ramallah / New York
Another scene from the Ramallah / New York exhibit.

Exhibit
Ramallah / New York, 2004-2005
Two channel Video Installation.
DVD. 38' 15"
 
Artist
Emily Jacir
1970, Ramallah, Palestine
Lives and works in Ramallah
 
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The Hope Hippo
This sculpture (and the newspapers) is called the Hope Hippo.

Exhibit
Hope Hippo, 2005.
Mud Sculpture.
152 x 487 x 152 cm.
 
Artist
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla
1974, Philadelphia, USA and 1972, La Habana, Cuba
Live and Work in San Juan, Puerto Rico
 
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Cross-Dressing Pictures
Stylized pictures of bizarre cross-dressing outfits.

Exhibit
Leigh Bowery: Session IV/ Look 21/ August 1991
Leigh Bowery: Session IV/ Look 33/ March 1992
Leigh Bowery: Session IV/ Look 31/ March 1992
Leigh Bowery: Session IV/ Look 30/ March 1992
Digital C-print mounted on aluminum panel.
122 x 122 cm.
 
Artist
Fergus Greer 
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+ and -
A very cool sort of Automatic Japanese Garden. A rotating arm simultaneously grooves and cleans a circle of white sand.

Exhibit
+ and -, 1994-2004
Steel, aluminum, sand and electric motor.
27 x 400 cm.
 
Artist
Mona Hatoum
1952, Beirut, Lebanon.
Lives and works in London and Berlin.
 

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People Art
This is called "[...]". It consists of 7 typewriters and paper. Visitors can type what they want, then put it on large green walls.

Exhibit
[...], 2004
Installation. 7 modified typewriters, 7 MDF tables, 7 MDF benches, paper, greefelt, pins.
Variable dimensions.
 
Artist
Rivane Neuenschwander
1967, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
 
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The Tears of St. Lawrence


Exhibit
Welcome to the Tears of "St. Lawrence". An Appointment to Watch Falling Stars., 2005
Posters, books, webpage.
 
Artist
Olaf Nicolai
1962, Halle-Salle, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin
 
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"Untitled"
Yes, that's the name for both of these somewhat intestinal globs of Aluminum.
Exhibit
Untitled, 2004
Aluminum
166.3 x 106.6 x 63.5 cm.
 
Artist
Louise Bourgeois
1911, Paris, France.
Lives and works in New York
 
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Hungry Alligator?
This alligator seems to be interested in the TV full of Penguins... hmmm.... [enlarge]
Art exhibits
A room of art exhibits at the Biennale. [enlarge]
What is this?
A strange alien looking thing in a room at the Biennale. [enlarge]
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