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Venice in Venice at the 54th Venice BiennaleJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011
Venice in Venice, curated by Tim Nye and Jacqueline Miro, opened recently during the 54th Venice Biennale featuring a select grouping of 1960’s revolutionary artists that originated out of Venice, California, artists like Vija Clemens, Ed Ruscha, Bruce Connor, James Turrell, and others. Along a narrow canal that survived the spirited week of art openings, parties, and general goings on, Venice in Venice over took a renovated palace “providing a Renaissance backdrop for the artist's slick, contemporary aesthetic, and also featured painted ‘psychedelic gondolas’—a very Los Angeles version of the otherwise lavish tourist gondolas seen throughout the city.”
The West Coast invasion didn’t commence there. This past Saturday night, Tim and Jax took the party to Campo San Polo for Works in Motion, by skate legends Steve Olson and son Alex, who installed two quarter pipes in covered in canvases and paint. A soundtrack provided by the Santi Balor Band with Ty LeBlanc, could the skate-art display by father and son tease as to what fans will see at the Olson's upcoming collab exhibition at Nyehaus Gallery in New York July 1? "I don't know," is all they’ll say.
See the Works In Motion video above.