Every year it's nice to be in this context, not just because it's supposed to be "cool", I mean, when you are used to it it's not cool anymore, it's just about feeling at home.
Contacting pavilions, speak with curators, getting informations, invites, going at the entrance and waiting 30 minutes to get your badge....that routine that makes you feel safe, in the right place, where you can do you job in that unique environment that contributes to do it in the best way ever.
This year during the opening days (this is supposed to be the coolest thing ever, but it's not, I promise) I had the chance to work for the Brazil Pavilion, taking pictures for their projects and the opening events. This is my favorite way to enjoy the Venice Biennale while many people become crazy trying to drink and eat for free pretending to be somebody else than what they are in their real life.
I don't like the crowd, but I like architecture and art in different ways and I was there, so I had to visit a bit, because I also love those two amazing venues. Ok it's crazy to walk among the pavilions in those days, and I didn't pretend to deepen anything, I will be back in autumn, the best season to enjoy the exhibition, but you know, it's just about the well known "good vibes".
Giardini Biennale is my favorite among the two main places, probably because the old memories of university, but mostly because walking around there is super relaxing, you can switch off your brain, also because not always there's something to understand, it's just about relish the context.
Obviously being so cool I had also an invitation for the Arsenale (thank you Arianna), and I love that place too because usually I work there with kids and I can tell that they are way better than adults that pretend to be cool.
Yes I love to say cool.
At the moment I am done with the Venice Biennale, so I really want to thank (they will read this blog for sure.....) the Brazil Pavilion and its amazing staff for the the great opportunity that they gave me also this year and I want to tell everybody that if you want to discover Venice in different and coolest ways you just need to visit these two website and to book your favorite Venice Tours or Venice Photo Tour!
Hopefully I'll be your guide also at the Venice Biennale, but who knows.