Anri Sala will Represent France at the 2013 Venice Biennale
Though it seems like just yesterday we were talking about the 2011Venice Biennale, it appears it’s time to start thinking about 2013. The Albanian-born, Paris-based contemporary artist Anri Sala will represent France at the next biannual event, reports Le quotidien de l’art.
Sala, who is represented by Hauser & Wirth and Marian Goodmangalleries, works primarily in video. Daniel Birnbaum wrote in Artforum in 2004 that Sala “is an expert in creating mesmerizing forms of repetition that produce strange states of mind, but he never goes so far as to cause pain.”
This won’t be Sala’s first trip to Venice. His film “Uomoduomo” won the Young Artist Prize at the 2001 biennale. It presented an old man in a Milan cathedral dozing off in a pew, his head dropping and rising, dropping and rising. His video installation “Dammi i colori,” which reflects on the transformation of his hometown of Tirana, Albania, is currently on display at the Tate Modern.
Excerpt from: blogs.artinfo.com, 27/02/2012