La Biennale 2000 · by Ivan Dal Cin

I had seen the portrait of Kippenberger, in front of the German pavilion, that he managed to shot in 1996 when the Biennale was closed. He was at the end of his career and life, and some way I fantasized to take up that legacy. I visited the Giardini in the spring of 2000, between the last Art Biennale of 20th century and the first one of the 21st.

I took some photographs of the national pavilions. The gardens were under maintenance, the doors of the pavilions were closed and through the windows I could see only blank and disassembled spaces. There was no sacredness in that place proving to be fully breached, but because of that it was really open to any occurrence of life.