Friday, April 27, 2007

Cocktail circuit

Winners of the CNZ Trip of a Lifetime Tour will be heartened by this news just in from The Australian.

“Tonight in Melbourne, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art will host one of the year's most important contemporary art events. The Australia Council's launch of its Venice Biennale 2007 campaign will officially introduce the three participating artists, Susan Norrie, Callum Morton and Daniel von Sturmer, to the 200 guests.

“Unofficially, the invitation-only cocktail party is also the chance for serious networking between commercial gallery owners, museum directors and curators, arts bureaucrats, collectors and sponsors. As an art dealer said earlier this week, ‘If you're not doing Venice, you're not part of the scene.’"

Art collector and philanthropist John Kaldor, in his second term as Australia's Venice Biennale commissioner, describes the biennale as "the Olympics of the art world".

The time and venue of the cocktail party for CNZ’s TLT team at Venice is yet to be announced.