Latest Venice Biennale Stories

2011-06-01 08:24:00

VENICE, Italy, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) automated teller machine (ATM) is featured in a unique artistic creation by artists Allora and Calzadilla, which is on exhibit in the U.S. Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy. Allora and Calzadilla, well-known artists and innovative interpreters of contemporary art, were asked by the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) to showcase the best of American art at...

2009-02-25 18:53:58

Organizers of the Venice (Italy) Biennale say they plan to bestow a Golden Lion Award for lifetime achievement to Japanese-born artist Yoko Ono. U.S. conceptual artist John Baldessari is also slated to be honored with a similar prize at the 53rd International Art Exhibition, known as the Venice Biennale, ANSA said. ''These Golden Lion career awards celebrate two artists whose avant-garde work has opened new possibilities of poetic, conceptual and social expression for artists all over the...

2006-08-25 18:10:17

ROME (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman will open Rome's first international film festival with her portrayal of U.S. photographer Diane Arbus, organizers said on Friday. Kidman plays Arbus in Steven Shainberg's "Fur," which premiers in Rome. "I love Italy and I feel great affinity with it," Kidman said in a statement issued by organizers of the Rome festival. "I am especially proud to be christening this important event." Kidman's presence in the capital will add to a...

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Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'