June 1–5: Commercial Break, Venice

The Venice Biennale is just around the corner. If you’re going, look out for this interesting public intervention. Hank Willis Thomas has a new video piece in it. The list of artists looks especially promising.

Garage Projects, 54th Venice Biennale
June 1 – 5, 2011

For Garage Projects’ second project in Venice, we are presenting Commercial Break from 1 to 5 June 2011 as part of the opening week of the 54th Venice Biennale.

Commercial Break is a conspicuous intervention into the historic city of Venice, featuring over one hundred artists, each engaging with the relationship between advertising and culture. Short digital works by globally recognized and emerging artists from around the world will bring the form and language of advertising to Venice. The project is curated by Neville Wakefield and powered by POST magazine. Commercial Break is both an intervention with the architecture of the city and an iPad application created by POST, the world’s first magazine created specifically for the iPad. The special art issue will allow readers to explore individual artists and films for the 5 months of the Biennale as well as on location in Venice.