- Title: ITALY: PREVIEW OF VENICE BIENNALE
- Date: 11th June 1997
- Summary: VENICE, ITALY (JUNE 11, 1997) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. GV VENICE 0.12 2. LV PEOPLE WALKING IN GARDENS AT BIENNALE 0.16 3. LV PEOPLE LOOKING AT ART INSIDE PAVILION 0.26 4. SV/CU AMERICAN ARTIST ROBERT COLESCOTT PIECES OF ART, VENUS '97 AND EMERGENCY ROOM '89 (8 SHOTS) 1.11 5. LV EXTERIOR BRITISH PAVILION 1.16 6. LV/SV BRITISH ARTIST RACHEL WHITEREAD PIECES 'UNTITLED' (10 TABLES) AND 'UNTITLED' (RESIN CORRIDOR) (5 SHOTS) 1.35 7. SCU CURATOR OF BIENNALE GERMANO CELANT SAYING "THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GENERATIONS MY PAST IS MY FUTURE AND MY FUTURE IS MY PAST. AND ALSO THE SELECTION OF ARTISTS THAT I DID DIDN'T CONSIDER THE AGE, DIDN'T CONSIDER THE TENDENCY. I WAS LOOKING FOR A LINGUISTIC CONTRIBUTION BY ANY ARTIST THAT IS DOING SOMETHING TODAY THAT IS CONTEMPORARY SO COULD BE A YOUNG ARTIST AS GABALONI, 24 YEARS OLD, OR ROY LIECHTENSTEIN, CLAAS OLDENBURG." (ENGLISH) 2.04 8. LV/SCU MONTENEGRAN ARTIST MARINA ABRAMOVIC 'YUGOSLAV TRAGEDY' (ARTIST SITS IN DARKENED ROOM WASHING BONES) (3 SHOTS) 2.23 9. ROY LIECHTENSTEIN PIECES: LV 'HOUSE'/ LV/CU 'COUP DE CHAPEAU' (3 SHOTS) 2.37 10. SV/LV PIECES FROM GOLDEN LION WINNERS AGNESS MARTIN AND EMILIO VEDOVA (8 SHOTS) 3.13 Initials s3, p3 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: VENICE, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Duration: 00:03:18
- Story Text: INTRO: Viewed as one of the most prestigious international art exhibitions in the world, the Venice Biennale will open its doors to the public on Sunday to present a wide-ranging collection of contemporary art.
The central theme of this year's Biennale and the title of the exhibition is 'Future, Present and Past', its aim being to bring together the work of three generations of artists between the years 1967-1997.
Sixty artists from over 50 countries will exhibit their work.
For many artists the exhibition opening on Sunday (June 15) will provide them with a world premiere for their work.
Paintings, sculptures, videos and performance art feature at the exhibition.
The curator of this the 47th Biennale, Germano Celant, an Italian who has for several years been a consultant to the Guggenheim contemporary art museum in New York, says this type of review of contemporary art is not only crucial to the emergence of new artists but also for the appreciatiation of older works from internationally renowned artists.
He said "There is no difference between generations, my past is my future and my future is my past." One of the most positive aspects to come out of the Biennale this year is the mix of North American and European art, which can be seen particularly in the 60's and 70's when contemporary art was dominated by the encounter between Europe and America.
Marina Abramovic, an artist from the Yugoslav republic of Montenegro, made an unusual contribution to the Biennale.Entitled "Yugoslav Tragedy", it consisted of a woman seated among bones washing them.
Two of the exhibitors this year are joint holders of the Golden Lion, the contemporary art world's equivalent of the Oscars in the film world.
Agnes Martin, an 85 year-old Canadian artist renowned for her minimalist paintings and 78 year-old Italian artist Emilio Vedova have both received the award for their services to contemporary art.
The exhibition will run until the beginning of November.
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