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Inside “The Milk Of Dreams” At Venice Biennale

The “Milk of Dreams”, the main event at the Venice Biennale this year, was a centre of numerous surrealistic and amazing displays of art. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, the event has been the focal point of visitors across the venue. Let’s take a glimpse at some of the most striking ones.

To See the Earth Before the End of the World (2022), Precious Okoyomon

The Nature View of Precious Okoyomon

Nigerian-American visual artist Precious Okoyomon created an abode of nature at the “Milk of Dreams”. Titled To See the Earth Before the End of the World (2022), the live installation of kudzu and sugarcane planted in soil, surrounded by live butterflies, greenery and streams of water. Amidst them, mysterious figurines loom over the entire space. The installation seems a prequel to Okoyomon’s 2020 installation The End Of The World.

Celebrating Louise Nevelson

60 years after making her debut at the Venice Biennale, Louise Nevelson has returned to the event. The works of the trailblazing artist – as well as works about her – are featured prominently at the Biennale. Cecelia Alemani has dedicated the installation “Louise Nevelson: Persistence” to the artist. Hosted at Procuratie Vecchie in Venice, the installation features large sculptures made by the artist. But Nevelson’s influence lingers even beyond this installation; her 1976 portrait taken by Lynn Gilbert is plastered across the entire event.

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Homage To Cecilia Vicuña

Cecilia Vicuña won the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale last month (shared with Katharina Fritsch). Now, an exhibition celebrates her large body of impressive works. While most of the works are original, some were lost since then and were re-created by Vicuña in 2019. The painting Leoparda de Ojitos (1976) features a feline beast with claws that resemble a vagina. NAUfraga (2022), her latest work, is an installation made from wooden boards that she salvaged from around Venice recently.