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Museo Fortuny

Museo Fortuny

The Museo Fortuny isn’t strictly part of the Biennale, but always puts on a fantastic show. This year’s was PROPORTIO, as it sounds, mostly about proportion.  But since proportion in art is a large part of  composition, just about anything fitted the bill. So this was a fascinating collection of mostly minimalist modern art in a beautiful non modern setting. Well done, Fortuny, you’ve done it again, for me, anyway.

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A brilliant day in Venice. As you can see. Here are things I noticed in the Arsenale exhibition on Wednesday, including the moon…

This is just brilliant! Everything I love about art, community, politics, group creativity, imagination – it could be my manifesto, thank you Cornelia Parker!

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Cornelia Parker’s outstanding art work Magna Carta (an emboidery) brings together people across place, background, ability, perception – a living fabric of contribution and making – a ‘human ecology’ of time and hands.

Beautifully conceptual and resonant, and deftly returning the digitally generated into the hand made, artist Cornelia Parker has created a 13-metre-long embroidery depicting the Magna Carta Wikipedia page, helped by over 200 individuals including prisoners, Jarvis Cocker, Edward Snowden and Baroness Doreen Lawrence.

The embroidery is on display at the British Library until 24 July 2015.

This video is great!

‘For some years Cornelia Parker’s work has been concerned with formalising things beyond our control, containing the volatile and making it into something that is quiet and contemplative like the ‘eye of the storm’. She is fascinated with processes in the world that mimic cartoon ‘deaths’ – steamrollering, shooting full of holes, falling from cliffs and explosions…

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