Monday, 9 February 2015

A Good Russian Joke


As you can see from the images and text on the make-believe travel posters in the make-believe tourist agency housed in the Russian pavilion in Venice (picture of the pavilion in the post below) modern Russian artists have a wonderful off-the-wall sense of humour. 

It is an unfailing delight to explore the Russian pavilion which is a lot more than can be said for the German pavilion nearby which is probably the most boring building in the Biennale Gardens. 

German  artists struggle without much success to be creative in the cultural vacuum of their over dimensional post-Nazi edifice. Short of a fascist  rally I can't think of anything to do in the monstrosity. The best thing would be to knock it all down and begin again. 

Pavilions within a short walking distance of the Russian pavilion and worth a look include The Main Pavilion (Italy and Others), Denmark, Hungary, USA, Britain, France, Korea, Japan, and Australia.


  1. Why yes, I love your images of the Biennale and the words about the different Pavilions How inspired I am feeling and how little my work of the day on the computer suddenly seems. How I would love to be walking not through the Pavilions but through the vast Arsenale shipyard buildings at this very moment. We must of course acknowledge that what we see is different at every Biennale and there is always something to knock us out and be that unforgettable I am thinking I will book my train icket as soon as tickets for November are available.

  2. There's no better place to go.


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