Monday, 17 September 2007

Look, some facial hair.

I went to the Beard and Moustache World Championship the other week-end.

Look, the Venice Biennale.

We also stopped in Venice to meet up with my mum and visit the Biennale. Here are a few of my personal faves:

El Anatsui beautiful woven bottle tops draped over the Palazzo Fortuny. Inside the palazzo was an amazing curio cabinet with elephants' ears, stone age sculptures and taxidermy freaks mixed with the odd Picasso. I couldn't take pictures of that but it was definitely the highlight of our stay in Venice.

This is the Jan Fabre show in a beautiful palace by the Canal. The view was dreamy.

These were hilarious, they're the skeletons of Tom and Jerry and Bugs Bunny made by a Korean Artist called Lee Hyungkoo.

This was put together by a group of Brazilian children called the Morrinho Project. It was great because it was right by the café and it had children playing in it and birds living in it.

This is a wall covered in dart boards in the Nordic Pavillion. Fun!

And of course Nikos Alexiou (see previous post)

And this is where we stayed.

Quite nice.

Look, a summer holiday.

Ollie and I took the car to Italy. We ate pasta everyday, it was great. Here are some pics.
This is Cinque Terre where we had a lovely lunch of spaghetti a la vongole and a really long walk with a rocky swim in the middle.

After camping around Cinque Terre, we stayed in James's old house for a while.

We went to a bean festival and had some Faggioli con le cotiche, which is a delicious bean stew with bits of pig fat in it.

And to a gnocchi festival.

We also went to Rome for a day.

And Bologna. How rude!

Sunday, 2 September 2007

Look, Nikos Alexiou

I saw this in the Greek Pavillion of the Venice Biennale.
Here are a few of his prints.