Karla Black to Represent Scotland at 54th Venice Biennale

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EDINBURGH.- Scotland + Venice announced that Karla Black has been chosen to represent Scotland at the 54th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, the world’s largest and most prestigious showcase for contemporary visual arts. The exhibition will be curated by The Fruitmarket Gallery and will, as in 2009, be presented at Palazzo Pisani (S. Marina), Venice , from 4 June – 27 November 2011. Karla Black makes sculpture which she has described as “actual physical explorations into thinking, feeling, communicating and relating; parts of an ongoing search for understanding, through a material experience that has been prioritised over language”. She works most frequently with loose materials – plaster, chalk dust, pigment, soil, sawdust – and with materials familiar from life outside art – medicines, make-up, household cleaners, packaging and toiletries – though she often combines these with