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Artnet News
3/30/01


VENICE LINEUP
At a Mar. 29 press conference in Rome at the Palazzo dell' Esposizione, Venice Biennale curator Harald Szeemann promised an artistic examination of "a world that repeats itself with its obsessions and that continues to globalize itself always more." His "open" contribution to the Biennale, which goes on view June 10-Nov. 4, 2001, has the theme of "Platea dell'umanitŕ" and features work by some 100 artists, including 15 from Italy, 13 from Latin America and a surprising six from Finland. The participating artists come from a total of 65 countries, six more than in 1999; 31 countries have their own pavilions, while 19 more will site works around the city. Szeemann also promises to introduce poetry into the show, via a total of 470 poems carpeting public spaces in the fairgrounds.

The "open" exhibition includes work by Anri Sala (Albania); Josef Dabernig, Helmut Federle and Heino Zobernig (Austria); Chantal Akerman and Francis Al˙s (Belgium); Ernesto Neto (Brazil); Richard Billingham, Chris Cunningham, Paul Graham, Ron Mueck, Georgina Starr, Keith Tyson and Nick Waplington (Britain); Nedko Solakov (Bulgaria); Stan Douglas and Jeff Wall (Canada); Zhen Xu (China); Regina Galindo, Federico Herrero, Priscilla Monge and Jaime David Tischler (Costa Rica); Tania Bruguera and Gilberto De La Nuez (Cuba); Atom Egoyan (Egypt); Ene-Liis Semper (Estonia); Engdaget Legesse (Ethiopia); Veli Granö, Laura Horelli, Heli Rekula, Charles Sandison, Salla Tykkä and Maaria Wirkkala (Finland); Martin Karmitz (France); Joseph Beuys, Erich Bödeker, Marko Lehanka, Carsten Nicolai, Olaf Nicolai, Manfred Pernice, Neo Rauch, Gerhard Richter, Gerd Rohling and Hans Schmitt (Germany); Luis Gonzalez Palma (Guatemala); Abbas Kiarostami (Iran); Eliezer Sonnenschein (Israel); Vanessa Beecroft, Botto e Bruno, Maurizio Cattelan, Cracking Art Group, Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, Eva Marisaldi, Marisa Merz, Marco Neri, Mimmo Rotella, Marco Nereo Rotelli, Sarenco, Alessandra Tesi, Francesco Vezzoli and Massimo Vitali (Italy); Tatsumo Orimoto (Japan); Do-Ho Suh (Korea); Gustavo Atigas and Yishai Jusidman (Mexico); Peter Robinson, Jacqueline Fraser (New Zealand); Sunday Jack Akpan (Nigeria); Joăo Onofre and Juliăo Sarmento (Portugal); Vladimir Zacharov (Russia); Seni Camara (Senegal); John Goba (Sierra Leone); Tanja Ostojic (Slovenia); Santiago Sierra and Eulŕlia Valldosera (Spain); Tracey Rose and Minnette Vári (South Africa); Lars Siltberg (Sweden); Com & Com, Arnold Odermatt and Niele Toroni (Switzerland); Ilja and Emilia Kabakov, Viktor Maruschtschenko and Alexander Roitburd (Ukraine); Emery Blagdon, Chris Burden, Lucinda Devlin, Gary Hill, Susan Kleinberg, Jeff Koons, David Lynch, Paul Pfeiffer, John Pilson, Richard Serra, "Street Market" (Barry MacGee, Stephen Powers and James Todd), Richard Tuttle, Cy Twombly, Bill Viola (USA); Javier Téllez (Venezuela).

In the national pavilions: Leandro Ehrlich and Graciela Sacco (Argentina) Lyndal Jones (Australia); Gelatin and Granular=Synthesis (Austria); Luc Tuymans (Belgium); George Bures Miller and Janet Cardiff (Canada); Julije Knifer (Croatia); Henning Christiansen and Ursula Reuter Christiansen (Denmark); Mostafa Remzi (Egypt); Marko Laimre and Ene-Liis Semper (Estonia); Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen (Finland); Pierre Huyghe (France); Gregor Schneider (Germany); Tamas Komoroczky and Antal Lakner (Hungary); Albert Chong, Keith Morrison and Arthur Simms (Jamaica); Masato Nakamura, Naoya Hatekeyama and Yukio Fujimoto (Japan); Mark Wallinger (Great Britain); Siobhan Hapaska and Grace Weir (Ireland); Uri Katzenstein (Israel); Ilmars Blumbergs, Viesturs Kairiss and Laila Pakalnina (Latvia); Doris Dreschr (Luxembourg); Jovan Sciumkovski (Macedonia); Anders Tomren (Norway); Liza May Post (Holland); Leon Tarasewicz (Poland); Joao Penalva (Portugal); Ilona Németh and Jiri Suruvka (Czech Republic and Slovakia); Oleg Kulik and Milija Pavicevic (Yugoslavia) Salleh Japar, Chen KeZhan, Matthew Ngui and Suzann Victor (Singapore); Vuc Cosic, Marko Pfijhan and Tadfj Pogacar (Slovenia); Anna Laura Aláez and Javier Pérez (Spain); Mikael Elggren and Carl Mikael von Hausswolff (Sweden); Andy Gulh, Urs Lüthi and Norbert Moslang (Switzerland); Chien-Chi Chang, Michael Ming-Hung Lin, Shu-Min Lin, Shih-Fen Liu and Wen-Chih Wang (Taipei); Robert Gober (USA); Victor Hugo Irazabal (Venezuela).