Thursday, August 13, 2009

Zilvinas Kempinas: Venice updates

Some press updates on Zilvinas Kempinas, who, as reported here, is representing Lithuania at the Venice Biennale this summer with his show-stopping installation 'Tube'.

Zilvinas has been garnering many favorable press reviews, including numerous Biennale critic's picks:

First off, read Laura McLean Ferris' excellent 2-page article in June's Art Review magazine here; and also an extended interview by Selina Ting with the artist in the inaugural issue of the online initiArt Magazine here.

French art magazine Beaux Arts got in early with their June recommendation of Zilvinas' pavilion; and again singled out Lithuania as one of the best of the national pavilions in their summer issue.

Le Figaro, in an article that awarded special 'Palmes' to individual works and pavilions in the Biennale, gave Zilvinas the 'Space-Time Palme', lauding its glorious spatio-temporal warping of the architecture of the Scuola Grande della Misericordia.

Artnet.dk describe 'Tube' as "wunderschöner" in Sabine B. Vogel's Venice roundup; while Aussie monthly Art World also singles out Zilvinas' "mind-boggling" work as one of the Biennale's best.

There is a great video walk-through available on vernissage.tv, and that is pretty-much it - for now. 'Tube' continues at the Scuola Grande della Misericordia in Canareggio, Venice through November 22nd. Read more on the show here and check out our galleries of installation shots and opening day shots.