Rooms with views

New Zealand artists Judy Millar and Francis Upritchard have both secured venues at the 2009 La Biennale di Venezia, with Millar’s large-scale installation ‘Giraffe-Bottle-Gun’ to be exhibited in Sant’ Antonin church and Upritchard’s ‘Save Yourself’ ‘ in the Fondazione Claudio Buziol within Palazzo Mangilli-Valmarana. Creative New Zealand’s Biennale commissioner Jenny Harper said: “Each venue is interesting in its own right, the Fondazione Claudio Buziol with its smaller-scale charm and uniqueness, and Sant’ Antonin with its larger, but manageable, architectural scale. There is no question that each artist will be able to realise their creative endeavours to the best advantage in these venues.” In New Zealand, she is represented by Gow Langsford Gallery in Auckland.


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