VENICE, ITALY - 29 MAY 2013: A detail of artist Simryn Gill's "Let Go, Lets Go" (2013) -
collage and ink on 12 paper and wood panels, each 120 x 280 cm, 144 books -
at the Pavillon of Australia, at the Giardini of the Biennale, in Venice, Italy, on May 29th 20113.
Gill works in the area of the ephemeral and the domestic, with its daily habits and repetitions in a lived social reality. The Australian Pavilion in the Venice Giardini della Biennale hosts Gill's site-specific project, a few months before the structure will be dismantled and discarded for a new pavilion. Simryn. The upper floor holds the series of twelve large screens of collaged drawings, Let Go, Lets Go, and the lower section shows the series of mine photographs, Eyes and Storms, while the roof is partially removed, exposing both works in equal measure to the elements. During six months, from June to November 2013, what visitors will experience is a process of disintegration: the transformation of Gill's artwork by sunlight, rain and wind, by the birds and insects feeding on the paper featuring insects.
The 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale takes place in Venice from June 1st to November 24th, 2013 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as in various venues the city.
Gianni Cipriano for The New York TImes