The Venice Questionnaire #15: Bedwyr Williams

May 24, 2013 6:04PM

ArtReview sent a questionnaire to a selection of the artists exhibiting in various national pavilions of the Venice Biennale, the responses to which will be published over the coming days. Bedwyr Williams will represent Wales. The pavilion is at the Ludoteca Santa Maria Ausiliatrice.

What can you tell us about your plans for Venice?

I can tell you that it has something to do with astronomy and terrazzo floors. It's about looking at bits - big and small. How telescope makers use tiny little bits to grind glass to look at other giant bits that are far away.

Are you approaching the show in a different way to how you would with a ‘normal’ exhibition?

A 'normal' exhibition for me would be in the UK. I may have subconsciously tried to appeal to a more international audience, although I hope I haven't.

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Bedwyr Williams, Starry Messenger, 2013. Courtesy the artist.