Canal Zone

Andrew Curtis

The Field Equation, 2006 (detail)Daniel von Sturmer

"3 artisti: 3 progetti: 3 siti." if the Australia Council for the Arts' logo is to be believed, the Australian presence at the Venice Biennale (until Nov. 21) is limited to the three official artists whose works bob up all around La Serenissima: in the dank Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, where Susan Norrie's videos of environmental dysfunction play; in the secret gardens of Palazzo Zenobio, where Callum Morton's recreation of his demolished childhood home gives off good-humored gusts of dry ice; and in the Giardini di Castello, where Daniel von Sturmer's video installations spill across the wave-like plywood plinth of the shed-like...

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