13 May 2018

Why Venice? Chris Sharp

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From Standing Room Only, 1:28 pm on 13 May 2018

Why should New Zealand invest in sending artists to be part of the Venice Art Biennale? It's not an argument you hear too often these days, unlike the early years, with Kiwi artists earning critical acclaim when taking part in the highly competitive visual arts festival. But a panel in Wellington recently debated the subject and it included American curator Chris Sharp.He's working with next year's New Zealand Biennale artist Dane Mitchell, who when we spoke to him a few months ago said he's planning a kind of soundscape throughout Venice. Chris's day job since 2013 is running a project space called Lulu in Mexico City but he's also working on several international exhibitions.