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Cubes: Art in the Age of Global Terrorism
     

Cubes: Art in the Age of Global Terrorism

by Gregor Schneider
 

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When Rosa Martinez, in her role as a co-curator of the 2005 Venice Biennale, commissioned Gregor Schneider's Cube Venice, a 50-foot-square tower of veiled scaffolding designed in tribute to the Ka'aba in Mecca--a sacred and undocumented site forbidden to non-worshippers--she and Schneider agreed that Piazza San Marco, the plaza in front of the conversely very

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When Rosa Martinez, in her role as a co-curator of the 2005 Venice Biennale, commissioned Gregor Schneider's Cube Venice, a 50-foot-square tower of veiled scaffolding designed in tribute to the Ka'aba in Mecca--a sacred and undocumented site forbidden to non-worshippers--she and Schneider agreed that Piazza San Marco, the plaza in front of the conversely very touristy cathedral of San Marcos, was the ideal place to display it. As the festival approached, that proximity worried Venice city authorities. In the end, their refusal to grant necessary permissions was supported by Italy's Ministry of Culture. Schneider asked that black pages be substituted for his planned materials in the Biennale's catalogue, but Cube Venice and the debates it provoked are documented here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788881585809
Publisher:
Charta
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Gregor Schneider was born in 1969 in Germany and has been exhibiting his work since 1992. Gallery exhibitions of his work have been held throughout Germany and in Tokyo, London, and Warsaw, and museum exhibitions have been mounted at Museum Haus Lange in Krefeld, Kunsthalle Bern and K nstlerhaus Stuttgart, Portikus Frankfurt am Main, and the MusEe diart moderne de la ville de Paris. Schneider was awarded the Golden Lion at the 2001 Venice Biennale.

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