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Posted 5 June 2013

Ideological Guide to the Venice Biennale

CCA’s Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh have been invited to contribute to The Ideological Guide to the Venice Biennale. Its a free application for iPhone and Android smartphones that provides information on the political, economic, and ideological framework of all national pavilions of the 55th Venice Biennale.

The Ideological Guide to the Venice Biennale is conceived by Dutch artist Jonas Staal, in collaboration with Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht, e-flux, New York, and Kadist Art Foundation, Paris and San Francisco. Articles on each pavilion written by prominent artists, theoreticians, critics, and philosophers from all over the world, accompanied by maps providing a new insight in the way underlying geographical politics respond to the different contextual and subterranean aspects of the Venice Biennale, its history, architecture, programming, board, funding, and so on. The Ideological Guide thus provides an ideological blueprint of the art manifestation through which the artworks presented can no longer be considered sovereign objects, but rather instruments in the geopolitical chessboard of the Venice Biennale. For more information, see the projects website.