The 59th Venice Biennale reconnects sensory awareness with ancestral forms of knowledge
18 May 2022
I was curious to see how the Curator Cecilia Alemani – one of the few female curators of the Biennale, was going to address the pandemic of the last two years and how this historical moment we all went through was going to be reflected in one of the most important non-commercial Art rendez-vous.
Writer and PR Consultant Lee Sharrock has selected eight of the best collateral events taking place in Venice during the 59th Biennale.
Ukraine Goes Ahead With Venice Biennale Pavilion – Russian Art Collector Roman Abramovich Slapped With U.K. Sanctions – Katharina Fritsch And Cecilia Vicuña Win Golden Lions
The organisers of the Venice Biennale have confirmed that the Ukraine pavilion will go ahead as planned this April.
Venice Biennale Announce Title and Theme – Monumental Kokoschka Triptych On Display At Relaunched Courtauld – QUEERCIRCLE New LGBTQ+ Community Space
La Biennale di Venezia Announce Title and Theme – Monumental Kokoschka Triptych On Display At Relaunched Courtauld – QUEERCIRCLE New LGBTQ+ Community Space
In light of the changes introduced by Venice town council, it is becoming increasingly difficult for private exhibition spaces
Venice Biennale: Council Bans Private Spaces – Thomas Gainsborough Masterpiece Discovered – Lady Petchey Sculpture Prize
Venice town council is trying to make it impossible to rent private exhibition spaces during the Venice Biennale and the Architecture Biennale.
11 January 2020
Cecilia Alemani has been appointed as the Director of Visual Arts for the 2021 Venice Biennale. The Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, made the decision at a meeting yesterday.
21 May 2019
Edmund de Waal is to exhibit his profoundly beautiful Venice Biennale collateral work, ‘Psalm’, Library of Exile, at the British Museum in London in 2020. The work will also be presented at the Japanisches Palais in Dresden from November 2019 to February 2020.
14 May 2019
May you live in interesting times is the overarching theme of this year’s Biennale. Dystopia and dissonance are everywhere played out in the themes of climate change and post-human CGI that take us to some dark places.
An Italian bomb squad swooped on the Golden Lion winning Lithuanian pavilion at the Venice Biennale yesterday after a group of British Journalists and artists complained to the authorities about a Russian man’s erratic behavior.
2 April 2019
A series of dynamic performances have been announced for the opening week and final weekend of the 58th Venice Biennale of Art.
Sir David Adjaye OBE will design the architecture for the first Ghana Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Arte 2019. It will take place under the patronage of Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and advised by Okwui Enwezer.
16 August 2018
Martin Puryear has been selected to represent the US at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Madison Square Park Conservancy NY will oversee the presentation.
Much has been said about the Biennale. It is daring indeed from Christine Macel, the French curator from Pompidou appointed the curator of the Venice Biennale 2017, to extract herself from the actual political and social turmoil the world is facing.
11 May 2017
Running around the Venice Biennale is like any other big art event work and pleasure.
7 April 2017
Damien Hirst’s latest exhibition which opens to the public on April 9th, 2017, titled “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable,” focuses on a fictitious ship wreck which happened some 2,000 years ago off the coast of East Africa.
21 March 2017
Objection, a collaborative exhibition unites two emerging women artists, Michal Cole Israel/UK and Ekin Onat Turkey/Germany, at the Pavilion of Humanity during the 57th Venice Biennale.
Sarah Lucas will unveil POWER IN WOMAN, an exhibition In spring 2016 at the Sir John Soane’s Museum. Three sculptures will be displayed in the North Drawing Room, each depicting a female figure in cast plaster. These works were first shown last year as part of Lucas’s acclaimed commission by the British Council for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, I SCREAM DADDIO. […]
23 June 2015
Jenny Holzer’s twenty large works got their starting point from government documents concerning the military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq post-9/11 related to the global war on terror. These documents were released under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which provides public access to military records. The documents include memoranda, diplomatic communications, autopsy reports, […]
During the Preview week of the Venice Biennale Artlyst was privileged to attend a conversation between Peter Doig, the Turner Prize nominated artist and Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate. The talk took place in front of Doig’s new paintings at the beautiful historic rooms of the Palazzetto Tito (until October 4th 2015). The exhibition curated by Milovan […]
11 May 2015
After a brief hiatus in 2013, Singapore returns to Venice this year with a pavilion in the historic Arsenale, in the newly restored Sale d’Armi building,. It is an important year for the City State which is celebrating its 50 anniversary, and its the soon-to-be-opened National Gallery demonstrates its willingness to grow as a centre for artistic production and research in Asia. Charles […]
9 May 2015
As well as the events mounted in the two main centres, the Arsenale and the Giardini, the Venice Biennale hosts a number of official collateral exhibitions. The advantages of seeing these collateral events are they are often housed in one of the many Palazzos dotted all over Venice or in the lesser known Museums which are often converted from these palazzos. Two such exhibitions are Peter Doig at the Palazzetto Tito and Sean Scully: Land and Sea at the Palazzo Falier. Both artists are showing new works, many of which have been conceived especially for these shows.
8 May 2015
In the Korean pavilion, Artists Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho are presenting new site-specific work ‘The Ways of Folding Space & Flying’ (2015). The new multi-channel film installation is curated by Lee Sook-kyung of the Tate Research Centre Asia-Pacific and the Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee at Tate. She was previously Exhibitions & Displays Curator at […]
7 May 2015
Venice Biennale is set in on of then most unique and beautiful places on earth- Venice, Italy. The biennale lasts from 9 May to 22 November 2015, with official biennale pavilions featuring the best of each countries’ artists, while the central pavilion for the 56th Biennale is curated by Okwui Enwezor. Okwui set the path […]
Sarah Lucas unveiled her spectacular yellow pavilion, yesterday, at the Venice Biennale. I SCREAM DADDIO is a new exhibition by the artist who is a seminal part of the YBA group. The installation of sculpture was conceived and created for the British Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition. The after launch was accompanied by a surprise set of music by the iconic Mick Jones formerly of the Punk band the Clash and Big Audio Dynamite.
Jonas Mekas has been a pioneer of internet art since 2006 when he started experimenting with new online audio-visual techniques. In 2007, he completed a series of 365 short films released on the internet, one film every day, and since then has continued to share new work on his website. At the Spazio Ridotto, Mekas’ Birth of a […]
Jane Farver curator and museum administrator has died in Venice, where she was working with Joan Jonas on her presentation for the American Pavilion of the Venice Biennale. A press representative at the Queens Museum, where she was director of exhibitions during the 1990s, has confirmed the news. The cause of her death has yet […]
1 May 2015
Gallery Weekend in Berlin got underway yesterday with the gala launch party at the Kino cinema in the Kreuzberg area. Two interesting new galleries of note also opened as part of this internationally visited event. House of Egorn is an intimate space showing the work of the emerging artists Yi Dai, Hyojun Hyun and Vivien Zhang and curated by Angels Miralda […]
Mute-Ululation is a site-specific video installation by British – Israeli artist Michal Cole where the artist addresses her own identity quest: searching for her culture and heritage. Although she was born in Israel and lives in London absorbing Western society, her parents are both Moroccan with a genealogy that can be traced back to the Spanish inquisition. In the early 1950’s, they were deported by sea […]
The recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia – All the World’s Futures has been awarded to Ghana artist, El Anatsui. The decision was made by the Board of Directors of la Biennale chaired by Paolo Baratta, upon recommendation of the Curator of the 56th International Art Exhibition Okwui Enwezor, acknowledging thatwith the following motivations: “Born in 1944 […]