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Open 2007 Steals Venice Limelight 

BY Jade Takakuwa

HU XIANGCHENG, Arrowhead and Stranger, 2007, arrowhead: aluminum and iron, 900 x 850 x 6500 mm. Total dimensions: 4600 x 1000 x 1200 mm. Courtesy the artist and Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong.

Many art watchers may assume the Venice Biennale has a monopoly on bringing international art to Italy’s famous lagoon city, but another exhibition, the yearly OPEN: International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, is making a claim for tourists’ attention. Commencing August 30, OPEN 2007 features artwork from 19 different countries including Australia, China, the

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