|Dale Frank to exhibit at the 55th Venice Biennale|
|Art Statements has the privilege to announce that Australian artist|
will participate in the upcoming 55th Venice Biennale
Dale Frank has been selected to be part of the official program of the 55th Venice Biennale. His work " A petulant tsunami of regrets and broken promises littered her chest drawer" (image beside, 2012, varnish on canvas, 200 x 260 cm) will be exhibited at Palazzo Bembo within the international art project Personal Structures from June to November 2013.
About Dale Frank
Born 1959 near Singleton, Australia, Dale Frank's career spans more than twenty five years. In 1984 he was included in the Aperto section of the Venice Biennale. Returning to Australia, in 1990 he was included in the 8th Biennale of Sydney (curated by Rene Block). A major solo retrospective of his work was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney in 2000. In 2005 Frank won The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize at the Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria. A major new monograph on Frank's work So Far: the Art of Dale Frank 2005-1980 was published in 2007.
Dale Frank's paintings are held in every major public collection in Australia and in numerous private and corporate collections in Australia, Europe and the U.S., including Bankers Trust, Sydney, UBS Collection, Zurich, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Zurich Kunsthaus, Exxon Corp. Collection, New York, Ball State University Collection, Indiana, USA, Trans-Art Collection, Milan, First National Bank of Chicago Collection, Westpac Collection, New York Allen Allen and Hemsley Collection, Sydney University of Melbourne Collection, Melbourne National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, National Gallery of New Zealand, Wellington, Auckland City Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Philip Morris Collection, Canberra, IBM Collection, Melbourne, Shell Australia Collection, Melbourne, Wesfarmers, Perth, Monash University Collection, Melbourne, Chartwell Collection, Christchurch, New Zealand, Jim Wolfensohn Collection, New York and the Clayton Press Jnr Collection, Los Angeles.
About Personal Structures (www.personalstructures.org)
Personal Structures is a project initiated in 2002 by Rene Rietmeyer and curated by Karlyn De Jongh and Sarah Gold.
It is aiming at introducing in writing, pictures and in exhibitions, a number of international artists whom we believe, for all their individuality, to have much in common concerning their intentions. The observation that even in the most distant corners of the world and independent of one another, closely related artistic problems are being worked on, led to the idea of bringing several of these artists together. With this undertaking, the goal was to start communication with and among the artists, and to offer them a forum.
Personal Structures is not an artist group, at least not in the sense of an artist group within the classical modern movement. Generally, such artists adhered to a binding program, and were often organized in an association with certain membership rules. The ideological definition of art, professions to a certain art, manifestos and diatribes were the expression of an avant-garde consciousness, which was directly tied in with the notion of a linear history of progress in art. This teleological idea of history has long since been questioned and proven untenable for doing justice to an increasingly complex pluralistic world with its diverse artistic attitudes. Thus, Personal Structures is not a group, but may rather be compared to an open forum, where different individuals meet and communicate.
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