Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Stuffed cat in German pavillion exhibit, Giardini, Venice Biennale

I have not been able to find out how this poor creature met its end.
The only thing in Venice I do not like.


Abagale said...

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worldpeace and a speedboat said...

omg! really? it looks so pert and alert and kitty-ish. freak me out.

fifi said...

That cat really pissed me off. Did you read the accompanying literature? Oh my my, at first I was crying with laughter, but left with a sense of total bewilderment.

Why did the Germans exhibit a Brit?

I may well have been standing in this very space at the very same time you were. I was the one crying with mirth. It ws very nice to go back for another crack at the British Pav, and rest my boiled-ham feet.

anyway, cheers. I have never commented here before, but since we were in Venice at the same time, well, I can't resist.

(Actually now I think about it I may have commented on those lovely wedding outfits the cats wore. The collars.)

lucy tartan said...

Hello Fifi, yes, I did read the literature, and I reckon it might've been brought home with the vague intention of puzzling through it again. I have no idea. The McQueen film was probably my favourite thing in the Giardini. The other pavilion I really, really liked was Iceland - did you go? I don't think it's a coincidence that they both worked with Venice, and thought about what it meant to be there, instead of trying to shout it down, or ignoring it.

fifi said...

I was presenting at the same conference, yes. Ha! I Love that!
We probably sat next to each other in the garden and ate from our little pink lunchboxes...

My favourites also included Steve Mcqueen, and I loved Iceland. I sat for about an hour in the chair near the door and lazily drew. Loved the Shadow play sculpture. And the whole of the Arsenale...

I particularly disliked Spain's pavilion though.

I had SUCH a great time.