In the Giardini there is a huge pavilion that exhibits work together of various artists. The central pavilion was not as cohesive as the Arsenale, but still interesting.
The work of Elena Damiani (Peru) was riveting albeit subtle. She worked both in collage and sculpture.
Coincidentally I also was attracted to a series of graphic drawings from the 70s by Teresa Burga who was also from Peru. Simple ball point pen on paper. Can you make out the Peru 73 in the lines?
Speaking of text, Glenn Ligon (U.S.) had an entire room w/these screen printed canvases in various states of legibility.
Tetsuya Ishida (Japan) who worked in the 90s and passed away early, made some stunning surrealistic paintings commenting on Japanese culture.
Ellen Gallagher’s (U.S.) works of ink and paper were particularly inspiring in their construction. They were like large paintings, but built up of paper including areas of raised covered board. The lined elementary school paper became a watery background.
As a guerrilla art act, I deposited one of our Rydell catalogs in the book store. : )