Commercial Break


From 01 June 2011 to 24 November 2011


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For our second project in Venice, we are presenting Commercial Break from 1 to 5 June 2011 as part of the opening week of the 54th Venice Biennale.

Commercial Break is a conspicuous intervention into the historic city of Venice, featuring over one hundred artists, each engaging with the relationship between advertising and culture. Short digital works by globally recognized and emerging artists from around the world will bring the form and language of advertising to Venice. The project is curated by Neville Wakefield and powered by POST magazine. Commercial Break is both an intervention with the architecture of the city and an iPad application created by POST, the world’s first magazine created specifically for the iPad. The special art issue will allow readers to explore individual artists and films for the 5 months of the Biennale as well as on location in Venice.

Neville Wakefield: Curator

Emma Reeves: Director of Content
Aimee Ehrman: Artist Liason and Film/Editing Coordinator
Nicolas Galetta: Editing Assistant
Video Post-Production: My active Driveway NY
Defne Ayas and Davide Quadrio (Arthub Asia) and Shwetal Patel: Content Consultants

With thanks to all the participating artists and their galleries.

Visit Commercial Break website.