June 2015 I visited Venice to see the Biennial (or the Biennale). When leaving the Arsenale there is a narrow alley between two old buildings. There I found these rags: Okwui Enwezo curated the 56th Art Biennale of Venice. (See Labiennale at Google) which had the subtitle All The World’s Futures. Show More Summary
In 1964, when Robert Rauschenberg became the first contemporary American artist to win the Grand Prize in painting at the Venice Biennale, it signaled the beginning of a tumultuous cultural shift, fixing the world?s gaze on American art. Show More Summary
Southeast Asia scores both hits and misses at the 57th Venice Biennale — one more so than the other
This week, the Venice Biennale's photo problem, the importance of Jimmie Durham's claim to Cherokee heritage, the politics of fire, the state of queerness, dissecting Munch's "The Scream," and more. The post Required Reading appeared first on Hyperallergic.
The exhibition Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country, which DAM created and curated for the German Pavilion at the 15th International Venice Architecture Biennale, is presented on two floors at the DAM and features updated and expanded subject matter as well as documentation and a review of the German Pavilion in Venice. Show More Summary
"Though it was originally an occupation that kept one behind the scenes, the appointment of curatorial posts is now fodder for news headlines, particularly when it comes to events like documenta or the Venice Biennale. More and more frequently, critics evaluate exhibitions based on how they are developed or formulated—thereby placing the responsibility of a […]
SOHO China CEO Zhang Xin said she was "so happy" when told the Commune by the Great Wall would receive an award at the Venice Biennale exhibition.
Bruce Sterling's short story "The Beachcomber of Novi Kotor" is a monologue by a rogue Montenegran artist-roboticist, delivered at the 85th Venice Biennale, in a world where climate change has made venices out of all the world's low-lying...Show More Summary
The artist's exhibition for the Taiwan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale shows how he has attempted to bring art into life. The post Tehching Hsieh’s Art of Passing Time appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Like all of the stories from those who died in the fire, Khadijah Saye's is terrible - and the timing is also deeply awful: "Her work was being exhibited as part of a showcase of emerging artists at the Venice Biennale, and now an important gallery was offering to show her art. The director had […]
In the Scottish Pavilion, Rachel Maclean’s film Spite Your Face lays bare how greed corrupts so deeply that even helpless souls are turned savage. The post At the Venice Biennale, Pinocchio Is a Trojan Horse for Capitalist Critique appeared first on Hyperallergic.
The artist’s work is currently on display at the Venice Biennale.
Khadija Saye, a London photographer whose work is currently on view in the Venice Biennale, is among the people missing after a fire engulfed the Grenfell Tower apartment building in West London on June 14, the Telegraph reports. Saye,...Show More Summary
Originally made for the 2007 Venice Biennale, the artist's "Maypole: Take No Prisoners" manifests the spectacle of violence and war. The post Nancy Spero’s Festival of Death appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Pretty much any traveler will end up thinking about time in Venice given the age of the city, but the Biennale amplifies this tendency. Even in thinly attended years, visitors to the Venice Biennale preview quickly get used to standing in long cues to see popular pavilions. Show More Summary
This week, Pink Floyd calls Trump a pig, the problem with the Met Gala, working with Barkley L. Hendricks, an indigenous curator's view of the Venice Biennale, reviewing Vanessa Bell, and more. The post Required Reading appeared first on Hyperallergic.
After a lengthy hiatus, artist Damien Hirst returned to the spotlight at this year’s Venice Biennale with a characteristically ambitious, extravagant, and controversial exhibition. Hirst’s conceptual installation “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” took nearly ten years to complete and is now housed in the palatial venues of Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, […]
Carolee Schneemann (b. 1939), who in May 2017 was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale, went down in art history as a pioneer of performance art. In cooperation with the Museum der Moderne Salzburg,...Show More Summary
The Nigeria pavilion, themed around the concept of "now," hopes to shape a cultural and national identity outside of the colonialist narrative that the country has long been forced into. The post Nigeria’s First-Ever Venice Biennale Pavilion Challenges Colonial Narratives appeared first on Hyperallergic.
One of the most striking images to come out of this year’s Venice Biennale was that of an enormous pair of white hands reaching out of the water to prop up a building along one of the city’s famous waterways. The sculpture, called “Support”, was made by Italian native Lorenzo Quinn and was easily one […]