The Salon, Flavio Favelli's table waiting for Paul's ceramics.
Back from lunch with Emily-Jane Kirwan who's the commissioner of the Irish Pavilion. Emily is a Director at Pace in New York. I met her at the Pavilion not far from the Arsenale and about 20 mins walk from us. I had a sneak preview of Corban Walker's exhibition- the first person in Venice to see it. Very privileged.
I met Corban and curator Eamonn Maxwell, they and their team have done a fantastic job and I'd urge anyone coming to the Biennale to see it. It is a beautiful show, exquisite work, presented well - 3 pieces that all look perfectly at home in the space. I hope we get to work with Corban in the future at the NGC - he has made some fantastic architectural pieces using glass. And this show plays with colour on glass, light, reflection, 3-dimensional space. I loved it. It has set the bar high.
Back to the job in hand... Gabriele (can you correct the previous spelling my fault) and Valentino are at the moment up a very tall ladder (6m) hanging Paul's tapestry. I'm in the office keeping a safe distance. Sarah and Sergio have gone to see about getting the posters printed for outside signage. We are also thinking about a banner for the end of the street? alley, so that it can be seen at a distance
Rose and Caterina are still at Murano.
Sarah and Sergio back from the printers with ice cream! Better go before it melts.
Visit our blog again soon to hear more from the NGC Programme team in Venice, installing “‘Interloqui’.
Supported by Arts Council England, North East under its Grants for the arts programme.
Go to the 'Interloqui' exhibition page.