'ILLUMInations', the International Art Exhibition of the 54th Venice Biennale, directed by Bice Curiger, features 83 artists from around the world. As its title suggests, the exhibition centres on the themes of light and enlightenment, while simultaneously exploring ideas related to 'nation'. It incorporates several works by Venetian Old Master Tintoretto (1518-1594), which were unorthodox and experimental for his time, distinguished by dramatic lighting. Also, as part of the curatorial concept for this edition, four artists were asked to create 'Para-Pavilions', sculptural structures capable of housing works by other artists.

This catalogue covers the International Art Exhibition in the Central Pavilion at Giardini and Arsenale as well as 89 national participations and 37 collateral events around the city. Included on the pages devoted to the artists in the international exhibition and national pavilions are their responses to five questions related to identity and their sense of belonging. Index of artists and exhibited works provided.

Note: Only Asian artists are listed below.

This is the English edition, an Italian edition of this catalogue is also available at the same location.
Alternative title

Venice Biennale: Art Biennale 2011: ILLUMInations | La Biennale di Venezia: Biennale Arte 2011: ILLUMInazioni | 54th International Art Exhibition: ILLUMInations | 54. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte: ILLUMInazioni

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Location code EX.ITA.BVE.2011
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English

Publication/Creation date

2011

No of pages

604

ISBN / ISSN

978883170820

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1

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catalogue

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ILLUMInations

- Bice CURIGER

Where is Ai Weiwei?

- Giovanni CARMINE

Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594) - A Discussion from a Contemporary Perspective: Round table on Tintoretto with Carolin Bohlmann, Diedrich Diederichsen, Corinne Wasmuht, Bice Curiger
Signs through the Fire: Dialogue between Jean-Luc Nancy and Tommaso Tuppini
Rimbaud in Africa

- Karl HOLMQVIST

Rainbows and Rationalism: The Fate of the Terrestrial Manifesto of Art

- Reza NEGARESTANI

The Bazaar of Venice

- Jorg SCHELLER, Beat WYSS

La Biennale di Venezia: Biennale Arte 2011: ILLUMInations
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