Review

Kerry Gardner's new book explains, in detail, the goings-on in the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

By Sasha Grishin
June 11 2021 - 2:00pm
The press preview of part of Fiona Hall's installation at the Venice Biennale in 2015. Picture: Getty Images
  • Australia at the Venice Biennale: A century of contemporary art, by Kerry Gardner. Melbourne University Publishing, $79.99.

The history of La Biennale di Venezia dates back to 1895 and, in the memorable turn of phrase in Lawrence Alloway's history of its first seven decades, it was transformed "from salon to goldfish bowl".

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