HomeBlogArt Trip: Venice Biennale | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios Art Trip: Venice Biennale | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios By Frank Lundy September 8, 2019 Blog 100 Comments Tags:accademia, anne imhof, art, art history, art trip, art trip venice, biennale di venezia, Contemporary Art, erwin wurm, gelato, giorgioni, gondola, john green, leemingwei, mark bradford, Modern Art, napoleon, olafur eliasson, PBS, pbs digital studios, phllida barlow, Renaissance, rialto, sarah urist green, the art assignment, theartassignment, Titian, venezia, Venice, Venice Biennale, veronese Related Posts Alain de Botton on Art as Therapy Testing TikTok’s Questionable Art Hacks… (send help) ART CHALLENGES SUPERCUT! | Annoying Orange About Author admin 100 Comments Sara Ezzat September 8, 2017 Lovely video, and it's especially interesting having watched Johns's "Thoughts from Places" video on the trip. Two different perspectives on the same experience. Reply PauMex September 8, 2017 Love this account Reply Original Username September 8, 2017 What a fantastic recap of the biennale! Yet I can’t believe you missed “Intuition”! We went exhibit hopping for a whole week in Venice (late aug) and it was our absolute favorite Reply C. E. Abrams September 8, 2017 Wasn't there an artist who hid paintings in walls in Venice or something? Reply Alton Burkholder September 8, 2017 These videos are a work of art! I love them! Reply WiMae September 8, 2017 The art assignment post of the venice trip!! Yehey! Reply Xenolilly September 8, 2017 Visit before it sinks into the sea! Reply Nebulous Koala September 8, 2017 Such amazing quality, a pleasure to watch and learn from!! Keep it up 🙂 Reply Tricksterbelle September 8, 2017 Thank you for this lovely travelogue of the event. Visiting the Biennale has been on the bucket list for some time, and this has done nothing to persuade me. The piece Pillars by EJ Hill was particularly intriguing, as I'm working on a series about the intersection of theme parks and art, and someone once asked if roller-coasters counted as art. Reply Chronically Curious September 8, 2017 Hi Sarah, did you have an opportunity to see the work of Khadija Saye? She was a young British artist of Gambian heritage whose work was being shown at the Venice Biennale for the first time. Tragically she died in the Grenfell Tower fire in London in June. Her photographic work is very striking. I think it is currently being exhibited at Tate Britain in the UK. Such a sad loss. Reply Ona September 8, 2017 Fantastic video. Will have to go to Venice for the Biennale someday! Reply nihil1 September 8, 2017 Thank you for another great video! I was in London last week for an academic seminar, and decided to forgo the beaten tourist track for some of the Art Trip: London video locations, it was a marvelous experience. I saw the current Serpentine pavilion, the Tate Modern (my now favorite art gallery in the world), the Courtauld, the Whitechapel… I feel privileged to have been guided into these by you. Reply mustardsfire22 September 8, 2017 Whenever John said Venice Biennale, I always thought it was one word. Venicepienale. So this video title through me off at first. Lol. Reply Eugenio Menotti September 8, 2017 It's good video. A good coverage of the Biennale. But I think that I'd make 3 videos, instead of only one. Because, it's too much information. Anyway, I just another way of making this kind of videos. Reply viridiana navarro September 8, 2017 ❤❤❤ Reply Priscilla September 8, 2017 This is amazing !! ❤️ Reply Gabby K September 8, 2017 So well done! I really appreciate the level of access your art trip videos lend to me and everyone else who can't travel to all these events/locations. Thank you! Reply Alissa Frederick September 8, 2017 I love listening to Sara's voice. For some reason Erensto Neo's piece really hit me. I found myself tearing up. Thank you, this was a really LOVELY tour from someone who is not likely to ever make it there herself. Reply Saoirse Ryan September 8, 2017 your commentary brings such depth to the shown art. for me art is 40% what you see in the gallery and 60% the story behind it. these videos help me connect with the works. Reply Andrey Santiago September 8, 2017 I love this channel so much! Thx for existing <3 Reply Remo Kortbeek September 8, 2017 It's a pity that you dismissed Hirst's show so easily. The grandeur and extravagance can indeed be offputting and seem as a tiresome display of exuberance, but Hirst does something much more interesting. To me, the show is a very timely comment on the notion of truth and fantasy in our current society, as well as an investigation of the curatorial practice. Reply PoseidonXIII September 8, 2017 I had never heard of the Biennale, thanks so much for sharing it with us! Reply KunoichiN3rd September 8, 2017 New life goal: visit the Biennale. Breathtaking! Reply Jackson Olin September 8, 2017 The hirst shade lmaoo Reply ARTiculations September 8, 2017 Okay next time you go I wanna come too!! :)) Reply Chevron Hassett September 8, 2017 @The Art Assignment, Did you guys see the work from New Zealand by Lisa Reihana? Everyone should check it out. Reply Donovan Simmons September 8, 2017 That looks like a Magical place! Reply Margaret Moon September 9, 2017 I always gasp with delight when I see a new Art Assignment video in my subscription box. Reply Chicken Nugget September 9, 2017 I want to know what your five favorite works of art are. Reply agustin venegas September 9, 2017 I need to go to Venice. Reply Don't forget to be an asshole. September 9, 2017 This event is an art spectator's fantasy come true! Reply Oliver Bollmann September 9, 2017 Yay, field trip! 😀 Wow, so much great work, so much great installation art, plus Alvar Aalto and the lovely backdrop of Venice itself. And the Mending Project really (and unexpectedly) hit me in the heart, something very moving about it. Wonderful video, makes me intent on visiting Venice during a Biennale sometime. (Though hard to choose between an Architecture or Art Biennale…) Also I wholeheartedly agree about stepping out from the "usual" piazzas and canals to explore the back alleys; my dad got us lost when we were last in Venice and it turned out to be wonderful to see much of the "unvarnished" portions of the city, which turned out to be not so unvarnished and full of life. 🙂 I was very excited to see both this video and its length, and it did not disappoint. Thank you! Reply Elaine Robbie September 9, 2017 Wow, just hearing about The Absence of Paths made me teary. Reply idiotsloveboxes September 9, 2017 Why does every travel video or article about Venice have to come with a diatribe against tourism? Reply Ambrose Reed September 9, 2017 Wow, this looks so incredible Reply YellowMenace September 9, 2017 Thank you so much for this video. Wow, what a trip! Please accept my unofficial invitation to the Bangkok Art Biennale Nov 2018 – Feb 2019. It's going to be the first in Thailand, so it will probably experience some hiccups & growing pains, but hey it will be an art trip to Thailand in winter. 😉 http://www.bkkartbiennale.comMore info via: BK Mag > http://bit.ly/2eNG01m Reply Jose Bravo September 9, 2017 zombification of capitalist bodies? Jeez, I'm democrat and a capital-socialist, but that sounds like a load of pretentious bullshit spewed out by some high-noser. I can hear the "ugh" from him or her already. Reply Jenna W September 9, 2017 "Because you can't go to Venice and not, it's gondola time." My favorite quote. Reply Jenna W September 9, 2017 Thank you for making this and sharing your expansive tour of the Biennale. I went in 2015 and yearn to return as soon as possible; I envy those like you who are able to see it this year. It looks like an incredible showing, and I appreciate your added insight as well. I hope you enjoyed your experience as much as I did! Reply Laura Vilbiks September 9, 2017 I don't know why I'm so emotional today, but I had to pause the video twice, because the message of an artwork almost made me cry. The mute howls and the stamp that declares one 'only human'… I've seen so much bullshit recently that seeing art that tries to make the world a better place is so refreshing. And that was only a small clip on youtube, I wish I had been there for real. Reply Andrew Thompson September 10, 2017 THANK YOU!!!! Reply rollership September 10, 2017 omg SO MUCH ART. i'm lightheaded laying down watching this omg Reply Drew Liedtke September 10, 2017 Soooooo many screenshots! People I gotta look up later. Reply Daniel Anosh September 10, 2017 This channel creates amazing content!!! ❤❤❤ Reply Gonzalo Ale September 10, 2017 LOL, "doping is allowed" Reply Aleksander K September 10, 2017 Thank you so much for taking us along with you ! Such a beautiful city, and beautifully filmed as well. PS: as and alternative title you should consider "Art trip Venice – or people in galleries taking pictures with their phone . Reply DontMockMySmock September 10, 2017 wow such doge wow Reply JOFFRE GUZMAN September 10, 2017 16:57 is that John Green?? O_o Reply tamsinthai September 11, 2017 Oh please .. Reply sevdaktmn September 11, 2017 You should go to Istanbul next week. The biennale starts on Sep 16th. The previous biennale in Istanbul was magnificent. I bet this one would be just as great! Reply Maria M September 11, 2017 Hi sarah, I enjoy living viscerally through these videos, but as someone coming from a third world country, I wonder how much consciousness or action works of art that discuss poverty and suffering really propel. I love your argument for "i can do that" and performance art, which I just love love love. How about art being elitist? How about this video? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw5kme5Q_Yo what are your thoughts on that? Partcipatory art is very popular in fine art galleries these days but isn't that the norm for cultural handicrafts, folk art? Art objects as part of both everyday and ritual life? How come all the art trips feature only institutionalized art? Sorry I went off tangent here, but all the art does make you think, about piwer and value and meaning. And , huh. Yeah Reply Jane S. September 11, 2017 THANK YOU SO MUCH SARAH!!!!!!!!! i loved your commentary so much Reply PBS Digital Studios September 11, 2017 My favorite Art Trip thus far. Reply Jan K. September 12, 2017 I love these videos!!! Reply Mahlen Morris September 13, 2017 This channel is becoming my travel planning channel. My wife and I are now planning a trip to Marfa, TX for late October, thanks to your previous video. And even though we were in Venice during the 2011 Biennale (though somehow we managed to spend five days there, stumble across lots of great art on display, but not realize that the Biennale was actually going on), I can see we'll be going back. You know, to see it _on purpose_.. So thanks for that! Where am I going in the meantime? Reply Sarah Blaser September 14, 2017 I was here this summer during our vacation and it was well worth a full day trip! Gorgeous experience! Reply commonform September 15, 2017 This video is so rich! I had to stop a few times, couldn't imagine what the Biennale is like in person Reply TheGranti7a September 17, 2017 Yes! Reply Max Lazary September 18, 2017 The girl I'm dating was selected by Lee Mingwei to sit in the garden for When Beauty Visits. It was an amazing experience. Reply Alastair Watchman September 19, 2017 Did you see Lisa Reihana's video work, 'In Pursuit of Venus: Infected' in the Arsenale? Reply Eyal Geva September 20, 2017 Great video! thank you all Reply Seth Douglas September 24, 2017 Greatly enjoyed you roasting Damien Hirst's pretentious ass Reply Dragonhammer Soulbreath September 25, 2017 Even the concept of this museum is cool. Reply Raji Jojo September 28, 2017 worlds most terrible work s of arts in 1 place Reply Jessica October 8, 2017 this made me want fly to venice again Reply nerdfighter_and_ unicorn October 10, 2017 Art Assignment is such a blessing! It gives me hope and makes me feel refreshed even though I don't know shit about art. 😂 Reply Jenna Ellis October 15, 2017 I'm heading to Venice today for a few days and so excited to see the biennale!!! Reply Nick Kateris October 20, 2017 These videos deserve so many more views. Please never stop. Reply USA Arts October 31, 2017 Amazing video. Very informative on Biennale. Thanks. ❤️nyc www.Ang-Ray.com Reply PjR December 3, 2017 breath Reply Andrènico December 13, 2017 Ma perché sta gente non impara almeno a pronunciare un po la nostra lingua?? Reply Daniel White January 9, 2018 Really want to know about the planning for the trips ! Reply Lisa Gorska January 11, 2018 I had no time to get the universal passport and every time I think about it I almost cry Reply fleuria February 3, 2018 I visited the biennale for the first time at the end of August last year and completely missed the country pavilion installations!! will have to definitely visit them again some time in the future Reply Ed Leonardi February 19, 2018 Amazing tour, thanks Sara! Reply Zac Frost March 29, 2018 I love this channel! St. Louis soon..? Reply Lemonade April 28, 2018 Campari>aperol Reply Coty Schwabe May 1, 2018 I love that I got to experience this without even leaving my desk. Reply Elliot Reed August 27, 2018 This writing is excellent. Easy to understand but never condescending or overly didactic. Bravo! Reply m I o . o I m September 2, 2018 "we saw the Hirst exhibition and felt ok about not going in"why do i totally understand this? Hirst has been monumental, yes, but lately he's been: random + random = art. almost lazy. Reply jacek pokrak September 4, 2018 Understanding compmaturism. Regards POKRAK Reply scorpioninpink September 24, 2018 What I love about Venice? Locals. What I hate about Venice? Other Tourists. Reply lennox November 30, 2018 i wish you had talked about the diaspora pavilion, i studied it in uni and it was specific to the 2017 Biennale. Reply Adriann Pollmann January 6, 2019 Wow, that was absolutely beautiful! What a dream! Reply diptipandey72 January 10, 2019 what about India section? Reply joseph Traff January 17, 2019 Globalism is dieing as is it's colonialist agenda … Reply Ezzam Rahman February 1, 2019 I hope you’ll cover south East Asian and Asian artists more please Reply R M April 5, 2019 What is the problem with Hirst? Sorry but my english is limited. Reply Maria Aragonez May 11, 2019 (& doping is allowed) Reply fiamma valli May 13, 2019 but the pronunciation of the Italian artists? I don’t make such mistakes in my work. There are translators in our society , so unprofessional the Americans in general ! Reply BarbART May 15, 2019 Hi all! I made a vlog about the Biennale 2019 pre.opening, you can find it on my page!! Reply Arcturusgold May 19, 2019 Aware that the narrator is giving her "spin" on her experience but all of this in the context of REAL life lived and experienced by countless millions/billions at the 'coal face' of life, the "hands-on" life that is demanded of individual 24/7 AND to SUSTAIN life, all this is pretentious, narcissistic, self-indulgent twaddle and worthy of a scene from a psychiatric hospital. Pretending to "demonstrate/express" to the world…….Blah, Blah, Blag, Blah…….get in a fishing boat off the Alaskan Coast in winter, or a Canadian coal mine, perhaps build a bridge or a dam or a skyscraper in howling winds, join the army and the front line in Afghanistan etc., etc., etc. As a House Builder having been "tutored" in 'Conceptual art' in the early seventies by internationally recognised artists at a UK College, and pursued a successful career in 'Art' before entering a Building Firm as a qualified Tradesman (then highly qualified Builder) these comments come from DIRECT and long-standing experience of "ART" and LIFE. There is Merit in some of the art produced but in the context of what has been said about real life….Pah! Nonsense! Reply Francesca Pessarelli May 21, 2019 I just got back from this year's Biennale and am overwhelmed with how many amazing things I saw! And Venice is always beautiful. Would love to hear your thoughts on Biennale 2019. Reply GLR June 2, 2019 2:52 THAT EXACTLY THERE IS THE LEVEL OF HUMAN ****TY. THE REST ARE INTERESTING. Reply Isaac Camargo June 13, 2019 Very, Very GOOD! Reply Trey Ruland July 3, 2019 You should do an art trip to Lubbock, Texas. Although "Keep Lubbock Boring" is an unofficial slogan of the town, we actually have an interesting art scene. Texas Tech has a great deal of public art available on campus. We also have the LHUCA museum, which sponsors the First Friday Art Trail, a monthly art event that spans much of downtown. Reply Ela July 8, 2019 One day I hope that I'll find a way to show my art there! To fill the world with love and peace! Reply Chante Moody August 7, 2019 Kiki Smith's Rouge Stars are gorgeous! I want to view more of her work. 🙂 Reply Rigging Doctor August 11, 2019 Here’s a detailed walkthrough of the 2019 Biennale! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H_6Qzb6yN5k Reply Silvia Bina H August 14, 2019 https://www.invenicetoday.com/en/exhibitions/Biennale/Israeli-Pavilion-Israel-Venice-Biennale-of-Art.htm#.XVR1PuMzbIU Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.