Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The massive exhibition showcases the works of artists with a connection to region.
With more than 60 artists and five locations, the latest Pittsburgh Biennial is an elephant. And, as the old saying goes, "How do you eat an elephant? ... A chunk at a time!'

The halls and staircase are filled with art, too. A mural titled "Katabasis" by Chris Kardambikis of San Diego, Calif., on the first floor illustrates multiple worlds the artist has imagined as existing in and around our own. Pittsburgh artist Jacob Ciocci has filled the staircase with a mixed-media installation that is a distillation of images that can be found on the Internet -- still and moving.


On the day after I land back in Israel, I will participate in a very interesting event taking place in the context of the Bat-Yam Biennial of Landscape Urbanism. I have written a new essay for this biennial’s publication and for this event titled Getting Intimate with Invisible Audiences. In this essay I am using both Chat Roulette & the bible as two critical case studies through which to reorient the “privacy debate” and focus it on the invisible audiences that have been penetrating our social life online and recently on the street as well.

This would also be a great opportunity to reconnect in Israel after 5 years in NY.

Projects: ShiftSpace, The Upgrade!, youarenothere
People: Mushon Zer-Aviv
Research: Middle East, Open Culture
Tags: in English, in Hebrew, bat-yam, biennial, event, talk, urbanism, honorary resident
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