Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Venice Biennale Intervention: Swoon

In 2009, the artist Caledonia Curry, AKA Swoon, built three boats made of salvaged materials, including a Mercedes car motor, and along with 30 other artists and musicians, crashed the Venice Biennale. Here is a good article written prior to the event (and source of the above and below images - check out the slide show).

The piece is now known as the "Swimming Cities of Serinissima." I wonder if "crashing" is a particular accurate definition since everyone knew about it (published articles, date of arrival known in advance) weeks before the event took place.

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