Thursday, February 07, 2013

Simply Simon

Let’s put two and two together here. Last year Simon Denny was nominated for the prestigeous Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Kunst (National Gallery Young Art Prize) the judges included ex Artspace direrctor Tobias Berger and Massimiliano Gioni. Last week on Radio New Zealand Venice Commissioner Jenny Harper mentioned she'd heard that the first New Zealand artist had been selected for the important Arsenale exhibition that accompanies the Biennale. That exhibition will be selected and curated by Venice Biennale’s artistic director who is also Massimiliano Gioni.