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Alexandru Patatics on Fri, 22 Mar 2002 16:25:06 +0100 (CET)


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[Nettime-ro] FW: Francesco Bonami/DIRECTOR OF THE VENICE BIENNALE


Title: Francesco Bonami
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From: flash_art [mailto:flash_art {AT} tin.it]
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 12:56 PM
Subject: Francesco Bonami

FRANCESCO BONAMI IS THE NEW DIRECTOR OF THE VENICE BIENNALE

We are extremely pleased to learn that Francesco Bonami has been appointed
director of the next Venice Biennale.

Francesco Bonami (Florence, 1955) has been U.S. Editor of Flash Art from
1990 to 1997, and since then he has been one of our finest and more
appreciated contributors.
He is currently Manilow Senior Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in
Chicago, and Artistic Director of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation in
Turin and Pitti Discovery in Florence.

With Francesco Bonami, the Venice Biennale will be directed by a prepared
and efficient curator.

We are positive that thanks to Francesco Bonami, the Venice Biennale will
be finally a real survey of contemporary art, a meeting point for the great
news and the great artists of today.

After the wild and obsolete attempts of Italian and International curators
(Achille Bonito Oliva, Harald Szeemann), and Italy Minister of Culture
Vittorio Sgarbi's concerns about having  a director unfamiliar with
contemporary art (Jean Clair, Robert Hughes), Venice will finally have a
real professionist of contemporary art.

Flash Art, its staff and its readers, wish to Francesco Bonami all the best
for his new work.

Giancarlo Politi