Several generations of Russian artists together in Venice

Klara Kemp-Welch: "Lost in Translation", at Ca' Foscari, is a delicious treat of a show that brings together several generations of Moscow Conceptualists with less well known contemporary artists. A vast grey, trembling woolly mammoth greets visitors in the courtyard,Russian Elephant by Iced Architects, 1997-2013. MORE

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 15:20:00 GMT

A different take on the Romanian pavilion

Klara Kemp-Welch: This year, the Romanian pavilion is empty and white and occupied by a group of young dancers in jeans moving about and arranging themselves into different shapes and positions. From time to time they call out titles of works, artists, dates, or what seem like random phrases. MORE

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:42:00 GMT

Pawel Althamer and Anatoly Osmolovsky's personal mythologies

Klara Kemp-Welch: A light-hearted but serious show in the pristinely refurbished Casa dei Tre Oci, on the banks of Giudecca, now rented for the third year consecutively by the Russian V-A-C Foundation. On a smaller scale than the blockbuster show there two years ago, Nicholas Cullinan has brought together just two artists – but he has make a great choice. MORE

Fri, 31 May 2013 17:11:00 GMT

Alfredo Jaar drowns the Giardini

Klara Kemp-Welch: Walking into what should be a flat room, we climb a series of unnecessary steps, only to have to climb down another set as we exit - a reminder perhaps that this abnormal routine has swiftly become one we barely notice in Venice. MORE

Fri, 31 May 2013 16:50:00 GMT

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