This year all eyes were on Milla Jovovich at the opening of the 55th Venice Biennale. The actress was the star of a work of art by Tara Subkoff which involved locking Jovovich in a giant glass cube!
The five-hour installation/performance art piece took place in the beautiful Barnabò garden across from Palazzo Grassi. For the piece, Jovovich and Subkoff collaborated with Italian fashion house Marella, so that while she was locked inside the glass box, Jovovich was at least looking stylish! The actress wore pieces from Marella’s Future/Perfect collection and performed the ultimate consumer dance, shopping from inside her cube. Although she was cut off from all other communication, Jovovich was given an iPad, which the actress could use to communicate with the crowd and, naturally, do some online shopping. While the cube was initially sparsely decorated, with only a transparent desk and a bed, at the end of the five hours Jovovich had ordered a huge quantity of objects, from artworks to garments and accessories from Marella’s collections.
The artworks that Jovovich ordered were made available thanks to the exceptional involvement of Subkoff’s contemporaries, including Richard Phillips, Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, Barbara Kruger, Lisa Yuskavage, Julian Schnabel, Karen Kilimnik,John Baldessari, Cecily Brown and Rick Tiravanigia.