Today -

Venice Biennale

Miranda July's Outdoor Sculptures sure would be fun to blog about

And then this!! ~~~

The crazy art-spectacle that is the Venice Biennale, June 3-Oct. 22, 2009, just got a little crazier. Russian artist Alexander Ponomarev -- who represented his country at the 2007 Biennale -- has promised to dock an actual submarine in the canals of Venice for the show. Sound like a joke? Hardly. The project, dubbed SubTiziano, is actually a weighty meditation on the collision of art with weapons of war, with the artist painting the vehicle with a brightly colored "negative camouflage" pattern -- an homage to Venetian Renaissance master Titian -- thereby "stripping it of its main advantage: secrecy." For more details, see <> _artnet