Nino to the Nth


Nino is Mexican, Italian, or Russian. He is an 8-year-old boy, a 45-year-old man. He wants a girlfriend. He wants a boyfriend. He loves his wife. He wears suits. He dresses like a homeboy. This showcase of multiplicity is 'Portrait of the Artist as a Homepage,' by Nino Rodriguez, a work included in the current Montreal Biennial. Click on Nino's picture, only to find a completely different Nino (the 'real' Nino is in there somewhere). Rodriguez's site celebrates the hybrid experiences of life, playing with the emblematic aspects of personal websites. -- Claire Barliant