Scotland + Venice 2009


Martin Boyce was selected to represent Scotland at the Venice Biennale in 2009 with an exhibition of work entitled No Reflections. Curated by Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) Martin Boyce devised a lyrical installation for seven inter-connected rooms of the second floor of the 15th-century Palazzo Pisani (S. Marina).

Martin Boyce’s lyrical installation of newly commissioned work for seven interconnected rooms in a 5th century Venetian Palazzo imagined the space as an abandoned garden, introducing into the fading grandeur of the palace groupings of works – suspended aluminium trees, scattered wax paper leaves,raised stepping stones, a wooden bird box, tables and benches.