Scotland + Venice 2011


In 2011, over 21,000 people traveled to Venice to see Karla Black's work at the Palazzo Pisani.

Scottish Artist Karla Black had a solo presentation at the 54th International Art Exhibition -- la Biennale di Venezia, the world's largest and most prestigious showcase for contemporary visual arts. The exhibition was curated by The Fruitmarket Gallery and was presented, as in 2009, at Palazzo Pisani (S. Marina) until 27 November 2011.

2011 Turner Prize nominee Karla Black presented an exhibition of new abstract sculptures that hover between energy and mass—pulverised, atomised, piled, layered, supported, suspended and spilling out onto the floor; a mass of colour and material that fills the 15th century Venetian Palazzo Pisani. While not exactly site-specific, the works were made with their physical and conceptual context in mind.