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As part of the Danish and Nordic Pavilions exhibition by Elmgreen & Dragset as curators/artists, a body floats in a pool outside a home which is being sold at the Biennale of Venice on Thursday, June 4, 2009. (Todd Heisler/The New York Times)

"As part of the Danish and Nordic Pavilions' exhibition by Elmgreen & Dragset as curators/artists, a "body" floats in a pool outside a home which is being "sold" at the Biennale of Venice on Thursday, June 4, 2009."

A London artist once explained to me that art often doesn’t take on meaning to the artist until its completion – the press releases and exhibit handbills are composed solely for those who seek explanation.  If this is true, why do we care so much about what art ‘means’?

The Big Picture gets it just right with their coverage of this year’s Venice Biennale installations. The glossy photojournalism is almost as satisfying as the minimal commentary.

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Rob Brandts porcelain Crinkle Cup

Rob Brandt's Crinkle Cup

Julien de Smedts china Crushed Bowl

Julien de Smedt's Crushed Bowl

Selettis ceramic Fruit Plate

Seletti's Fruit Plate

For years, I’ve been amassing a table service of ceramic dishes with Century Gothic curves, each painted in contrasting colours to mix and match. This year, Seletti has thrown me for a loop with witty and beautiful pieces and a clean white aesthetic. I’m particularly keen on their white patent leather tablecloth that takes me back to the fabric-lined synthetic tablecloths we used to take camping that are so practical, but never lovely.

Julien de Smedt‘s origami-style china bowl would look fantastic filled with colourful spherical fruit and Rob Brandt‘s Crinkle Cup is begging for a chewed-up bendy straw to slurp pink lemonade from.

Source: Design Museum, Dezeen, Frizzi Frizzi

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Catucinno

Still from Hugo Glendinning and Paola Pivis One Capuccino Then I Go

Still from Hugo Glendinning and Paola Pivi's One Capuccino Then I Go

Still from Hugo Glendinning and Paola Pivis One Capuccino Then I Go

Still from Hugo Glendinning and Paola Pivi's One Capuccino Then I Go

“[…] what I will always remember of the work – the Leopard looking at me a split second before leaping at the camera, hitting the fence between us with unbelievable force. My heart and every heart in the room pounded with fear despite knowing we were perfectly safe.” – Hugo Glendinning

Source: Galerie Perrotin, Hugo Glendinning

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