Meet Me Someplace Else: Jesper Just at the Venice Biennale
By inviting individual artists to represent their native countries, the Venice Biennale presents a curious challenge to contemporary artists. How does an artist who exhibits and makes work in a globalized world adequately represent one relatively small nation? For Danish-born, New York-based Jesper Just, the answer lay in the challenge imposed by the Biennale. "I was very delighted to represent Denmark, but the idea of representing a country is a very strange concept," said Just, speaking to A.i.A. from the Danish Pavilion in Venice, "so I tried to think about how to put that in play."