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  VENICE IN PICTURES, PART II
Scenes from the 51st Venice Biennale.
 
  Scenes from "Always a Little Further," organized by Rosa Martinez, in the Arsenale at the Venice Biennale
 
 
   
The Guerrilla Girls in Venice -- "French pavilion has solo show by a woman! Who cares if it's the first time in 100 years!"
 
Still from Be the First To See What You See When You See It, a 7' 30" film on DVD  by London-based Bangladeshi artist Kuma Islam (b. 1970)
 
Still from Kuma Islam's Be the First To See. . .
   
 
 
   
Three oil-on-masonite self-portraits from 1972 by the Turkish artist Semiha Berksoy (1910-2004)
 
Detail of The Bride (2001) by Parisian artist Joana Vasconcelos (b. 1971)
 
Joana Vasconcelos' The Bride (2001)
   
 
 
   
Berlin-based Arkansan Jimmie Durham's Something (Perhaps a Fugue or an Elegy) (2004)
 
Still from Quest (2005), a set of 12 looped videos projected on the bottoms of cardboard boxes, by the Moscow-based team known as Blue Noses (Viacheslav Mizin and Alexander Shaburov)
 
Watching Quest by Blue Noses
   
 
 
   
Mona Hatoum's + and - (1994-04)
 
A scene from John Bock's performance Zero Hero (2005)
 
Detail from Düsseldorf artist Paloma Varga Weisz's Gallows Field (2003-04)
   
 
 
   
Still from Emily Jacir's A Sketch in the Egyptian Museum, Apr. 24, 2003, Cairo
 
Fashion by the late English performance artist and designer Leigh Bowery
 
Styling by Leigh Bowery
   
 
 
   
Still from Regina José Galindo's Who Can Erase the Traces (2003)
 
The return of body art as politics: a still from Regina José Galindo's harrowing Himenoplastia (2004)
 
Guatemalan body artist Regina Jose Galindo shaves her body in the video projection Skin (2001)
   
 
 
   
Sergio Vega's Rise of the Crocodilian Brain
 
Detail of Sergio Vega's installation, Paradise in the New World
 
Sergio Vega's parrot telephone booths
   
 
 
   
Mariko Mori's Wave UFO (1999-2002), set up in the Arsenale
 
Mariko Mori's Wave UFO
 
Ghada Amer's Yin Yang Garden (2000-05)
   
 
 
   
Laura Belém's The Lovers (2004-05), a pair of rowboats with searchlights on timers
 
Valeska Soares' octagonal, mirrored pavilion, titled Folly (2005), on the docks of the Arsenale
 
A projection of ballroom dancers inside the mirrored pavilion by Brazilian artist Valeska Soares (b. 1957)
   
 
 
       
Varieties of ecstasy by Spanish photographer Cristina García Rodero
       
 
  National pavilions and independent projects throughout Venice
 
 
   
Standing in line for Pipilotti Rist's Homo Sapiens Sapiens video projection in the Chiesa San Stae in Santa Croce, Venice
 
Still from Pipilotti Rist's Homo Sapiens Sapiens
 
Still from Pipilotti Rist's Homo Sapiens Sapiens
   
 
 
     
Still from Pipilotti Rist's Homo Sapiens Sapiens
 
Still from Pipilotti Rist's Homo Sapiens Sapiens
     
 
 
   
David Adjaye's custom-designed pavilion for Olafur Eliasson's Your Black Horizon (2005) on Isola San Lazzaro
 
The view to the Venetian lagoon from David Adjaye's pavilion on Isola San Lazzaro
 
Olafur Eliasson's Your Black Horizon (2005) in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Limited Edition Art Pavilion on Isola San Lazzaro
   
 
 
   
Olafur Eliasson's Your Black Horizon (2005) in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Limited Edition Art Pavilion on Isola San Lazzaro
 
In the Afghanistan pavilion, a DVD projection by Lida Abdul, sponsored by MOMAK (the Museum of Media and Art Kabul)
 
Carpets woven by the schoolgirls of Faizabad in northern Afghanistan, at the Afghanistan pavilion in the Fondazione Levi
   
 
 
   
Helena Almeda's Inhabited Canvas (1976) in the Portuguese pavilion
 
Still from Rel Trato (2003), a DVD video projection by Oscar Muñoz (Columbia) in the Latin American pavilion
 
Representing Cuba in the Latin American pavilion, Los Carpinteros with Siesta (1998)
   
 
 
   
A nest of songbirds (with sound) in Karen Kilimnik's installation at the Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa in the Dorsoduro, Venice
 
Karen Kilimnik's installation at the Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa
 
Detail of Karen Kilimnik's installation at the Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa
   
 
 
   
Karen Kilimnik's installation at the Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa
 
A projection of newsreel footage from the Ukranian "Orange Revolution," assembled by curator Oleksiy Tytarenko at the Ukraine pavilion at the Fondazione Levi
 
Patrick Mimram's banner on the Accademia bridge, "Art doesn't have to be ugly to look clever"
   
 
 
   
Sandro Chia at Contini Galleria d' Arte, Venezia, with Uomo conclava (Babbo) and Ipotetico Verticall III (2004)
 
A bronze table -- with legs shaped after the artist's last name -- by Sandro Chia at Contini
 
Sandro Chia's A.A. Accademico Alchemico (2004) at Contini
   
 
 
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