The Venice Questionnaire #4: Mathias Poledna

May 23, 2013 7:28PM

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. Mathias Poledna is representing Austria. The pavilion is located in the Giardini.

What can you tell us about your plans for Venice?

Good sense tells us that earthly things are rare and fleeting, and that true reality exists only in dreams.

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

Yes and no.

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Mathias Poledna, A Village by the Sea, 2011. Production photograph. Warner Brothers Scoring Stage Burbank, California, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Meyer...