la biennale (arte) di venezia is one of the world’s largest exhibitions of contemporary art. and if this wasn’t already a good enough reason to go there it takes place in the great city of venice. after visiting documenta 14 this year in kassel we went further down to italy and had a great stay in the venetian lagoon. and of course we went off to see the biennale.
the biennale is all over the place in venice! the city is full with public art in public places (the so-called collaterals). the two main sites of the biennale are the giardini (the gardens) and the arsenale (the former giant shipyard of venice erected in the 14th century), though and you have to pay for entry there.
the following pictures are mostly from these two main sites and offer a small glimpse into the spectacular stuff that is shown there. and maybe they can even convey a little bit of the fantastic atmosphere.
the biennale is ongoing until the 26th of november 2017, so there’s still almost a month to go.
otherwise see you there in 2019 :)
i’ve let it stay in mine…
chiesa del cristo re (1929), sant’erasmo, laguna di venezia, 2017
(part of) james lee byars’ golden tower in venice, 2017
burano, italy, 2017
this was taken with my sony a7 and the excellent samyang 35mm f2.8 pancake lens that i received (i.e. bought) right on time before our holiday in venice. it is a very light and small lens, the auto focus is fast and reliable so it’s quite a different lens than the notoriously slow and sometimes “focusing where no lens focused before” sony 50mm f1.8 that i nevertheless also like a lot. i have no complaints whatsoever regarding the samyang 35mm… i think i could probably find some minor quibbles if i scrutinised the lens more thoroughly but i’m not in the mood because i really like using it ;-)
since this is the first 35mm prime i’ve really used it came as a little surprise for me that i really like the angle of view of a 35mm lens on full frame. i always was (and still am) a big fan of the panasonc lumix 20mm on my olympus e-p5, though, which comes quite close to the angle of view a full frame 40mm would provide. so maybe it’s actually no surprise at all :)
on the ferry to texel, the netherlands, 2017
cables hanging elegantly into the lighthouse of murano, italy, 2017
per ferie… (at least for the rest of it)
burano, italy, 2017
on the roof of grimmwelt, kassel 2017 – next stop: venice, 30°C :-)
somewhere in noord-holland, 2017
and a nice shadow to boot…
groß zecher, schaalsee, 2017
horgen, lake zürich, 2017
zürich, switzerland, 2017
some impressions from the viktualienmarkt, münchen, 2017