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Notes from the Venice Biennale: What does it mean to be an American artist anyway?

June 3, 2011 |  5:19 pm

They call the Venice Biennale the Olympics of the art world, acknowleging the way it brings together artists representing many different countries.

But many artists and their curators in Venice seem more conflicted than most athletes about waving their national flags. Click here to read a report on how this year's participants from the U.S., Poland, India and more are reframing the Biennale's "national pavilion" model and rethinking notions of homeland.


Thomas Houseago's can't-be-missed sculpture at Palazzo Grassi

Anish Kapoor's Ascension falls flat before big crowds

Venice in Venice: Hot-rod gondolas in canals and Light and Space art in a palazzo

Mapping the Madess

-- Jori Finkel

Photo: Jordan Fairley runs atop upside-down tank in Allora & Calzadilla's "Track and Field" in front of the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Credit: Jori Finkel / Los Angeles Times.