Critical Writing Index

Art's Animal Instinct: A chimp, a dog and plenty of heat at the Venice Biennale

by Aaron Wherry

The National Post, June 17 Summer, 2003

A quick overview of the 2003 Venice Biennale, featuring short descriptions of a number of the most popular pavillions. A special focus on Jana Sterbak's piece in the Canadian Pavillion; a video in which a camera carrying jack russell terrier films a video of the St. Lawrence River, and a performance peice by Micheal Elmgreen involving a chimp.

ITEM 2003.073 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Jana Sterbak

Michael Elmgreen

Santiago Sierra

Angles CampPedro Morales

Emmanuel Antille

Michal Kolecek

Peter Fischli

David Wiess

Oliver Payne

Nick Relph