Senza Parole (With No Words), 2011, Italy, colours, 7’30”  ed 3+ 2ap

White pants, a blue blouse, a blue jacket, a red necklace, a red bag, red nails and red lipstick, LIUBA arrived at the entrance of the Italian Pavillion of the Venice Biennial on Friday June 2, 2011, for the opening reception. This Italian Pavillion has been very controversial, as the curator, active more in the Politics than in the Contemporary Art, asked 100 Italian ‘known’ people to invite their one best loved artist to take part in the exhibition. The result was a show with no curatorial logic and full of all kinds of works and styles. Many people of the Italian Art-World criticized this choice.

LIUBA expressed her opinion with a brand new work: by distributing flyers at the entrance of the show, which gave an explanation of the exhibition. Except that the flyers were white, blank. Empty. With No Words.

 

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