Not the New Zealand Pavillion at Venice
NZ Herald, July 4
On the eve of the opening of their collaborative multi-media sculptural installation, Brett Graham and Rachael Rakena went shopping in the Venice fish market. Their raw fish and other kaimoana, washed down with a sponsor's wine, provided a taste of home for the few New Zealanders who made it to the contribution from this country to the world's largest and most important art event, the Venice Biennale.
Note "contribution from". Officially there is no New Zealand contribution. Perhaps burned by the negative reaction back home to et al/Merilyn Tweedie's piece in the last biennale, Creative New Zealand opted to sit this one out. Read more...