News from Libri Publications
WEDNESDAY 06 NOVEMBER, 2013
Is the tourist tide turning in Venice?
The Italian government has now decided from January 2014 to reduce the number of cruise liners visiting the city by 205, and from November 2014 cruise ships will be limited to a maximum of 96,000 tons. See the stories on the BBC website ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19498631 and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24831679).
These are controversial measures, resisted by some - particularly those in the tourism business - and by themselves may not be enough to reverse the harmful effects of decades of tourism growth. But perhaps it is a start - and may other popular cities learn from Venice's example?
'All This Stuff' reviewed in November's issue of Art Monthly
David Briers begins by commenting that the collection of essays 'reflects not only the rarefied world of formal, institutionally-sited artists' archives, but also that of artists who have an unorthodox attitute to their own archives, and others whose work re-frames existing archives....' He comments 'You might open the book possessing a fairly uncomplicated notion of the nature and function of an artist's archive, but as you read from text to text that notion will become more complicated and decidedly equivocal.' He reviews the different contributions in the book, and ends by quoting from the final chapter by Jane Stevenson, in which she comments 'the most important thing a good archive does is remind its users that life is not lived in retrospect'.
David Briers' review can be found in 'Art Monthly'. November 2013, page 371.
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