AO On Site at the 54th Venice Biennale 2011: Preview (with Photoset) of “Venice in Venice”

June 3rd, 2011

All photos by Caroline Claisse for Art Observed.

One of the biggest official collateral events of the 54th Venice Biennale is “Venice in Venice.” The exhibition’s fill title is “Venice in Venice: Glow & Reflection – Venice California Art from 1960 to the Present,” organized by Foundation 20 21 and taking place June 1st – July 31st at Palazzo Contarini Dagli Scrigni. Curated by Tim Nye and Jaqueline Miro, the exhibition include works by seminal Southern California artists Peter Alexander, John Altoon, Charles Arnoldi, Billy Al BengstonLarry Bell, Tony Berlant, Wallace BermanVija Celmins, Bruce Conner, Ron Cooper, Mary Corse, Laddie John Dill, Joe Goode, Robert Graham, George Herms, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, John McCrackenEd Moses,Kenneth PriceEd Ruscha, and James Turrell.

Curator Jacqueline Miro, Director of the Getty Image Research Institute Andrew Perchuk, and artists exhibiting in the Venice in Venice show.

More text and images after the jump…

Curator Tim Nye (middle) and artists Billy Al Bengston and Laddie John Dill

The exhibition is held in celebration of “Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980,” an initiative of the Getty Foundation. It entails a collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together for six months beginning in October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the Los Angeles art scene and how it became a major new force in the art world.  Alongside  $10 million in grants from the Getty Foundation, the presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

Andrew Perchuk and artist Ron Cooper

Palazzo Contarini Dagli Scrigni

Laddie John Dill and gallerist Dominique Fiat

Artist Billy Al Bengston and his wife

Tony Berlant, Georgia (1966)

Ed Moses, Hed-Owt #1 (2011)

Robert Irwin, Green River (2010-11)

Robert Irwin, Untitled (#2220) (1969)

Peter Alexander

Vija Celmins, Eraser (1967)

Larry X Bell

John McCracken, Sangre (2001)

Ed Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, End of the Bucket of Tar with Speaker Trail No. 2 (1974)

Billy Al Bengston, BSA II (1961)

Billy Al Bengston, Godzilla Saddle (1962)

Robert Graham, Untitled (1969)

Tony Berlant, Christ In New York (1983)

Laddie John Dill, Red Tide (1972)

– J. Lindblad

Related Links:

[Exhibition Website]
Los Angeles, City of Artists [NYT – T Magazine]
Notes from the Venice Biennale: Hot-rod gondolas in the Grand Canal and L.A. art in a 15th-century palazzo [LA Times]
Venice in Venice Exhibition Tells the Story of the Birth of the Los Angeles Art Scene [Art Daily]