Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 182 - More Wandering and the Biennale

I did some more wandering around the city today, this time going a different direction from the hotel and finding my way towards the Biennale exhibit just west of Piazza San Marco.

I stopped by Taiwan's exhibition room, that was separate from the main Biennale location, in a building close to the Grand Canal which featured a Sound Library/Bar, decorated in what would be something reminiscent of a Taiwanese Karaoke room. The exhibit featured music and video clips of Taiwanese Artists in the late 80s and 90s involved in social activism including a free speech movement and calls for democracy. There was some really cool folk, electronic, rap, and experimental music, all sung in either Taiwanese or Mandarin, which was rare for me to hear. It's usually Korean Pop or Japanese artists that I hear, or who somewhat breakthrough to the USA.

It was a very foggy day today, which again, made the city look lazy and mysterious, especially looking out into the sea, as gondolas and small boats rode through the mist. More charm added to this already charming city.  I wandered some more, stopping at a couple more small exhibits in churches. Since it was already late in the day, I decided not to enter the main Biennale exhibit area...maybe next time...

Taiwanese Sound Bar/Library

Piazza San Marco

No comments:

Post a Comment