Mario CavalliThe Venice Biennale, which runs until November, has an art blog, Blogwork. Contributors post about events as well as artists at the Biennale, and it just makes Gothamist wish we were going to Venice some time soon.

Also, in the spirit of mucking things up, the Times pointed out that Bloomberg L.P. was sponsoring (in fact, according to the press release, "Proud to sponsor") artist Chris Ofili at the Biennale's British Pavilion. Ofili is, of course, the Turner prize winning artist who freaked out Rudy Giuliani so much with his use of elephant dung in his paintings, specifically his painting of the Virgin Mary, that Giuliani tried to get fascist and shut down the exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.

See a Giuliani painting with elephant poo.