BY Sam Thorne in Reviews | 31 MAR 10

Venice Biennale 2011

Mike Nelson to represent Britain at the 54th Venice Biennale

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BY Sam Thorne in Reviews | 31 MAR 10

Congratulations to Mike Nelson, who has been selected to represent Britain at the 54th Venice Biennale next year.

H.P. Lovecraft, Borges, Stanislaw Lem and Ballard – Nelson has written about the books that have influenced him in the current issue of frieze. You can read his ‘Ideal Syllabus’ here.

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And here is a piece, published in frieze ten years ago, by Guardian critic Jonathan Jones about Nelson’s early work.

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Though I wonder whether the Giardini will be as male-dominated as last year – have any of the other pavilions been announced already?

Sam Thorne is director of Nottingham Contemporary, UK. 

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