the world belongs to you

June 1, 2011 3 comments

Tomorrow June 2nd is the opening of the exhibition The World Belongs to You at the Francois Pinault Foundation, to coincide with the opening of the Venice Biennale. The exhibition comprises the works by 40 artists from 20 countries.

This installation from artist Huang Yong Ping is particularly striking: a resin cave, sculptures of buddhas and talibans, projected bat’s shadows.

Photo Marc Domage. Courtesy of the artist and galerie kamel mennour, Paris

The World Belongs to You brings together works by artists from different practices, generations, and backgrounds, exploring artists’ relationships to history, reality and its own representation. “The exhibition revolves around major themes of contemporary history: from the breakdown of symbols, to the temptation of self-withdrawal and isolation, the attraction of violence and spirituality in a troubled and globalised world” (words from the curator Caroline Bourgeois).

I have always dreamt to visit Venice during the biennale. What a perfect opportunity this would be…

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