Slovenia explores Balkan identity

Lucian Comoy: Slovenia and Bosnia are both much preoccupied in this Biennale with nationhood and identity, but in different ways: Slovenia has a strong ethnic unity while Bosnia’s is a very diverse one, despite all the bloodletting. MORE

Fri, 31 May 2013 14:45:00 GMT

Latin America's scents and spices

Lucian Comoy: What this joint venture between a number of Latin American countries, under the banner of the Istituto Italo-Latino Americano, amounts to is an examination of the cross-fertilisation of Latin American and European artists. MORE

Thu, 30 May 2013 15:53:00 GMT

Bosnia and Herzegovina return to Venice after ten years

Lucian Comoy: In Venice, as in reality, Bosnia is almost next door to Slovenia, in the Palazzo Malipiero, and it is participating in the Biennale for the first time in 10 years. Mladen Miljanović’s exhibition, “The Garden of Delights”, explores the message to be gleaned from the apparent collective absurdity of the motifs appearing on over 100 tombstones he recorded around Bosnia. MORE

Thu, 30 May 2013 14:54:00 GMT

Evita, a sort of St Margaret Thatcher at the Argentina pavilion

Lucian Comoy: Eva/Argentina: the pairing seems almost a cliché, especially when viewed from abroad. However there are, of course, two Evitas—the star, the demagogue, the tragic figure who knew that nothing assures immortality better than an early death—and Eva the woman, the human being. MORE

Wed, 29 May 2013 18:08:00 GMT

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