Steve McQueen

Giardini Notebook

Steve McQueen represented Britain at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009.

For his exhibition in the British Pavilion, McQueen presents a new film entitled Giardini, inspired by the area of Venice where the Pavilion is situated.

The gardens contain the 30 permanent pavilions used during the Biennale each year.

‘It is important for me to create a still moment in the biennale, particularly because this is a work with a beginning, a middle and an end… There is an everydayness about it, it’s not exotic or foreign, but specific to the Giardini and to Venice.’ – Steve McQueen.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, 7 June – 22 November 2009, in the British Pavilion.

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