Utopia Station

Utopia Station is a project opening at the Venice Biennale, curated by Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Rirkrit Tiravanija. In Venice, there's a space, a Station, designed by Tiravanija and Liam Gillick, which will host a series of programs, performances, whatever, around the insistent reimagining of Utopia. Some friends, Michael & Ingar (aka Elmgreen & Dragset) emailed a heads up for their ongoing performance (today until the 15th), and it seems AgnËs Varda will be stationed at the "entrance of her cabane ý patates (potato shack)" as well, so take your screenplay with you.

Utopia Station, Olafur Eliasson/Israel Rosenfield, image:e-flux.com

The curators also commissioned 160 artists, filmmakers, and brainy types to design posters, which will apparently be popping up beyond Venice as well. Varda's poster has her heart-shaped patates refusČes from The Gleaners; Olafur Eliasson and psych prof Israel Rosenfield's poster [above] ties in nicely to yesterday's Bloghdad.com post. [and even though E&D emailed me, and even though I recently spent a day locked in a room with all three curators, I found Utopia at GreenCine Daily.]

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