First Look at the Installation: Valentin Carron

Swiss Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
May 31, 2013 8:08PM

“Carron's serpent is a two-headed beast that becomes a decorative element in the modernist architecture of the Swiss Pavilion, designed in 1952 by Bruno Giacometti. The intervention defines a path through the pavilion, treating its architecture respectfully whilst also querying the status of works of art and function of sculpture. The gesture is typical of Carron's practice which fearlessly employs archaic symbols, archetypal forms and references to art history.”


Photographs by Alex John Beck for Artsy

Swiss Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale