This video takes you back to the 2007 Venice Art Biennale, where David Altmejd represented Canada. David Altmejd was born 1974 in Montréal (Québec, Canada). He currently lives and works in New York.
At the 52nd Venice Art Biennale, he showed two monumental works: “The Index” and “The Giant 2″. His project for the Canadian Pavilion in Venice has been inspired by his interest in the figure of the werewolf. “By conjuring the figure of the werewolf, the giant or colossus, David Altmejd strikes a chord with today’s youth”, said Louise Déry, exhibition curator. “The werewolf is a complex figure because it can be viewed as a metaphor of being, divided between good and evil. It is our own destiny we see there, in this age of cloning and genetic manipulation. This atmosphere of vitality should appeal to the imagination of visitors to the Biennale.” (From the PR).
VTV Classics (r3): David Altmejd, Canadian Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2007 (2007). Venice, Italy, June 8, 2007.
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