Key of Life
“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture,” said Frank Zappa. Or was it comedian Martin Mull? Or maybe Elvis Costello? Either way, after four days at the Venice Biennale, writing about art seems like a Herculean task. Almost 100 national pavilions – not least among them the very excellent new Australian pavilion by Denton Corker Marshall – and a suite of very grand Italian installations, a seemingly endless array of glamorous parties in glittering palazzi all over town, crazy German drag queens, crowds falling into the lagoon in a frenzy… What’s not to like?! Here, while I get my breath, a few highlights of the past days.