Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Museo Fortuny's Eccentric "TRA" Show Sinks While the Future Generation Art Prize Exhibition Soars in Venice

In installation view of TRA Edge of Becoming at the Museo Fortuny

VENICE—Talk to anyone at the Biennale, and one of the first things you'll hear is a reference to the sheer volume of artwork on display. "I haven't seen that yet," or "I didn't get that far" are common refrains. Indeed, this year's Biennale offers more national pavilions and collateral events than Venice has ever seen before. But two of the numerous such collateral events — billionaire Victor Pinchuk's Future Generation Art Prize exhibition and strangely named TRA Edge of Becoming, both of which opened on June 3 — present sharply contrasting attitudes when it comes to the quantity of work they choose to display. While both shows take over magnificent, quintessentially Italian spaces — the Palazzo Popodopoli and the Museo Fortuny, respectively — the former succeeds by doing more with less - READ MORE - By Julia Halperin

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