Given the recent presence of The Biennial Project just about everywhere you turn in the Art World, one might be tempted to think that it really is ALL about us.
But in addition to showcasing our own ground-breaking work to the world, we have been busy working for the betterment of mankind.
As part of our ongoing efforts to improve the lot of the non-famous many, we recently took our campaign against swine flu and other evil-doing microbes to the masses in San Marcos Square (Venice, Italy).
Now, you may have wondered if there were activities that were prohibited in San Marcos Square, and we can tell you at this point with certainty that there are at least two.
The first such activity is handing out promotional materials, even those clearly dedicated to the improvement of the human condition.
The second activity that is “forbidden! forbidden!” (to quote Venice’s finest) in San Marcos Square is feeding the birds.
This is the case even when such bird feeding efforts arise from the sincerest desire to improve the lot of Our Friend the Pigeon,
and not any crash attempt at publicity or sympathy from the animal lovers of the world.
But no, the pigeons will not be fed. On this point the Police were clear.
So, rather than risking further discoveries on other activities prohibited in San Marcos Square, off we went to spread our message of good will and hygiene to the denizens of some of Venice’s less highly regulated public squares.
As always, out efforts were well received, especially by Venice’s cognoscenti and glitterati, who know a good world-betterment campaign when they see one.
Afterward, we rested.
For more of our exploits in and around San Marcos Square, check us out on YouTube:
The Biennial Project collaborates with some of our fellow 2009 Venice Biennale artists!
The Biennial Project roars into Venice for their appearance at the 2009 Venice Biennale!! Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of these international art icons.
The Biennial Project breaks down international barriers getting the word out about our important work—proving that it really is a small world after all!
Everywhere you go in Venice….there we are!
YES, WE DID IT! THE FIRST EVER BOSTON BIENNIAL FEATURED AMAZING ART BY OVER 75 ARTISTS!
THE OPENING WAS PACKED!
ANYONE WHO IS ANYONE WAS THERE!
THE AWARD CEREMENONY WAS EXCITING!
LOCAL GLITERATTI ENJOYED THE VIBE!
AND EVEN LINDSEY WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD!
No biennial is complete without prizes! Here's the list:
Golden Saharoli (Best in Show) - David Lang
Silver Saharoli- Emily Lombardo
Bronze Saharoli-Kathryn Schettler.
gold Danielle Festa
silver Martha McCollough
bronze Tyler Vouros
gold Katherine Vetne
silver Melissa Kulig
bronze William Griffin
gold John Martino
silver Paul Weiner
bronze Tom Wilson
gold Sal Strom
silver El Putnam
bronze Charlene Liska
gold Tod Ollier
silver Bo Petran
bronze John Kennard
gold Elise Mankes
silver Jessica T. MacMillan
bronze James Banks
Congratulations to the winners and to everyone in the show--outstanding work!
There were doubters, there were naysayers, there were traffic enforcement cops and a set of crooked ticket consolidators……BUT WE DID IT!!!!! The Biennial Project will be taking Venice by storm…If you would like to join us in our merry pilgrimage to THE MOTHER OF ALL BIENNIALS aka La Biennale de Venezia, see below our travel dates and kitted out luxury accommodations!!
AIR FRANCE a le plaisir de vous dresser les informations relatives à votre voyage.
Résumé de votre voyage
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De : BOSTON TERMINAL E
A : PARIS CDG
Vol : AF0337 Résa : OK
Départ : 17Nov, 17:25 Fin enregistrement : 16:25
Arrivée : 06:10 (Arrivée Jour+1)
Sièges : 35K/35J Classe N
De : PARIS C.GAULLE 2F
A : VENICE MARCO POLO
Vol : AF1126 Résa : OK
Départ : 18Nov, 07:20 Fin enregistrement : 06:50
Arrivée : 09:00
De : VENICE MARCO POLO
A : NEW YORK JFK
Vol : DL0187 Résa : OK
Départ : 24Nov, 11:40 Fin enregistrement :
Arrivée : 15:25
De : NEW YORK JFK 3
A : BOSTON LOGAN INT
Vol : DL1906 Résa : OK
Départ : 24Nov, 18:05 Fin enregistrement :
Arrivée : 19:55
Check out our fabulous digs!!!
East Boston, August, 2009—From August 6 to August 22, 2009, Atlantic Works Gallery in conjunction with The Biennial Project and The Weekly Dig presents The Boston Biennial 2009, a snapshot of contemporary art works currently being created by artists in and around the greater Boston area.
Venice and Sao Paolo have one. New York, New Orleans and New Hampshire also have one. Even Worcester Massachusetts has one-- so shouldn’t Boston have one?? “What,” countless thousands may ask is “it?”….The “it” in this instance just so happens to be a biennial art exhibition and, this August, Boston finally has its own inaugural juried exhibition of contemporary art – thus helping to elevate the status of the city in the eyes of the contemporary art world!
The theme of The Boston Biennial is…biennials…and all the aspiration and greed, sublime insight and cheap self-aggrandizement, profundity and narcissism that biennials have come to represent. If artists have ever looked with envy at the burgeoning biennial activity around them, attended a venerable Biennale and said to themselves, “I can do better than that,” this bi’s for you!
Fresh off the multiple triumphs of their first year, The Biennial Project is ready to aim for even higher ground - by inaugurating The Biennial Project – the Blog. Share our journey in the months to come as we scale to dizzying new heights of art world success, and participate in what critic Clea Saharoli has called “an exhilaratingly gonzo field trip into the internal landscape of the artistic consciousness”(Season One exhibition catalogue). To follow what critics are calling “the infectious high-jinks of this band of merry pranksters”, just become a member of The Biennial Project Official Fan Club.
As one of the first 100 charter members of our fan club you will be eligible to receive a glossy full-color 8x10 version of the Official 2008 Biennial Project Group Portrait seen above – autographed by all four members of the Biennial Project! Just click on the Fan Club icon at the upper right of this page and enter your email address on The Biennial Project Official Fan Club Sign-Up Page. We will rush you this (soon to be) valuable work of art at no charge whatsoever! And as a valued member of The Biennial Project Official Fan Club, we will of course send you all the news as it develops. Do it now!
A sampling of press accolades from Season One (visit the website for more):
“[The Biennial Project] skewers pop culture and the art-world elite with their satirical exhibition.”
Boston Herald, November 19, 2008
“Our favorite part about this art show is how it's sense of humor serves as cultural commentary.”
Boston Metro, November 7, 2008
“Conscious of artistic tradition, but also irreverent and full of attitude, The Biennial Project shows that sometimes it's best to dismantle the establishment from within.”
Weekly Dig, November 5, 2008
And for those who have yet to fully grasp just exactly what it is that we are – check out our explanatory video “Twelve Questions about The Biennial Project”.