Saturday, January 06, 2007

Quid pro quo

One of our readers has sent us a report (rumour?) from The Australian that Robert Storr has selected three Australians: Shaun Gladwell, Christian Caparra and Rosemary Laing to participate in his Venice Biennale exhibitions. This will be in addition to the three artists already being sent by Australia, Daniel von Sturmer, Callum Morton and Susan Norrie. Who knows whether Storr, who was in New Zealand to judge the Walters Prize a couple of years ago, selected any New Zealanders? Anyone? If he has, it would be a great act of generosity given that Creative New Zealand has decided not to support Storr’s Biennale with any artists.