Mike and Doug Starn’s Big Bambú on View in the Courtyard of Casa Artom on the Grand Canal


VENICE.- Mike and Doug Starn‘s Big Bambú is being presented as an official collateral exhibition of the 54th Venice Biennale, a special project of GLASSTRESS. The first exhibition of the Starns’ Big Bambú series was on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York last year and ranked 4th in the world for total attendance of a contemporary art exhibition in 2010 and was the 9th highest attended exhibit in the entire history of the Metropolitan. Big Bambú is being installed in the courtyard of Casa Artom on the Grand Canal next to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. This is the first time the site has been used as a location for a collateral exhibition since the famous triumph of American art in 1964 as the annex to the American Pavilion when Robert Rauschenberg won the Grand Prize. The central aspect of the ongoing sculpture is a 50 foot-tall hollow