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Getting heavy with Miranda July

At the 53rd International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale which opens this Sunday, thirteen American artists (John Baldessari, Tony Conrad, Spencer Finch, William Forsythe, Guyton/Walker, Richard Harrison, Joan Jonas, Sherrie Levine, Arto Lindsay, Gordon Matta-Clark, Amy Simon, and Pae White) will show their work and compete for the much coveted Golden Lion.

Among the American artists is Miranda July whose entry is the performative sculpture Eleven Heavy Things. (July made her film debut with YOU AND ME AND EVERYONE WE KNOW at the Sundance Film Festival.) If you happen to be in Venice on Thursday you can have your portrait taken with it (by placing various parts of your body into various holes – be creative) for a special project hosted by Interview Magazine.

June 4th, 2009, 3:30 – 7pm at the Giardino delle Virgini