New Zealand’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale has been opened at the Biennale hub, the Arsenale. Artist Lisa Reihana arrived at the opening in Venice’s biggest gondola. Correspondent Vincent O’Donnell speaks to Reihana about the background to her massive audio visual work Emissaries. It is a 23.5 metre wide video, with live action scenes against a painted backdrop. At the opening it was announced that Emissaries will be shown in both London and Paris after Venice.
12 May 2017