Best of the Biennale: Who's yer daddio?

Well, La Bouche is rarely patriotic, but  we couldn't help but feel as though Brit, Sarah Lucas took the cup this time with her custard pavillion of boob monsters and other suggestive creations.   We would reccommend checking out this pavillion; it's everything good about the YBA movement.  We also appreciated Sarah's nod to the host country, the marvellous Venice - whereby she'd got some Casanova-type alabaster mannequins n then put  fags in naughty places. All in all, it was all a very happy marriage.

She also got girl band 100% Beefcock and the Titsburster to scream on the steps of the British Pavillion for around an hour - another highlight of the opening event. 


(below) La Bouche caught Sarah Lucas at the Venice Biennale. looking happy.

  

 

  

La Bouche took a tumble, but managed to get these snaps of the girls from ground level.
  

 

Amongst our other favourites, was Pamela Rosenkranz's Swiss pavillion, which was filled entirely with a pink fleshy pool of chemicals - sillicone and viagra amongst the cocktail.  (below image)


La Bouche was amazed by this installation, and the power it held. Its pink shade was formulated to match the standardized skin tone of northern europeans. Not only this, but an actual algorythm - that was created by the artist - left a cycle of smells and sounds ommitted throughout the day, one particularly eerie scent being that of a baby. As simple as this pavillion first appeared, it left the viewer with a lot to think about. The colour of the pool begged you to question immigration,  whilst the chemical quality left you wondering about commercial ashetic in the West. All in all, one of the best.

One of our other reccommendations is housed within the brand new Australian Pavillion.  This was represented by Fiona Hall, and is entitled Wrong Way  Time.


It is an immersive installation that explores global political, environmental and financial issues and events.  It had a very dominiant witchy, voodoo vibe, which for La Bouche, immediately made one question spiritual infuence and our global state of affairs. Go see it, and tell us your interpretations!

Other shout outs go to London car-park curator Vanya Balough, for his collatoral show, The Fall of the Rebel Angels, in a little building just beside the Giardini. It was a little piece of the undergound in the otherwise sea of high-profile, well-sponsored art. The small space managed to house an amazing one-hundred and eleven artists' works, who are all at different stages of their careers, and had no restrictions of a theme.  We enjoyed meeting and watching the beautiful BellaLand (pictured above right), who leaped around dressed as a turtle, reciting poetry in front of all the jumbo yaghts. Go see the Rebel Angels! LB!

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