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Banksy crashes Venice Biennale with street stall

Street artist Banksy appears to have turned up unannounced at the Venice Biennale, and may have even been kicked out of one of the city's most famous piazzas for running a stall without a permit.
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Venice Biennale 2019: The Art of Leftovers

From ceramic clothes to an inside-out plane, powerful pieces that use repurposed materials Considering this year’s Venice Biennale title, “May you live in interesting times,” it makes perfect sense that many artists addressed human impact on the environment. To combat our excessive consumption and unending creation of waste, sustainable solutions are constantly created—or attempted. Perhaps the most common theme we found at this year’s event is one …
Tags: Art, Design, Environment, Economics, Nature, Culture, Artists, Venice, Sustainable, Venice Biennale, Recycled, Upcycled, Installations, Venice Biennale 2019, Large-Scale

Art Review: The Venice Biennale Plays It Safe, and Gets Lost in Fog

This edition includes some of the best global artists under 40. But it takes far too few risks.
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Georgian Contemporary Art Organization Propaganda’s OXYGEN_Tbilisi No Fair

One non-commercial exhibition of epic proportions A relative newcomer to the roster of global art events (which at this time, this year, includes both the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial) OXYGEN_Tbilisi No Fair braids through four stories in Tbilisi, Georgia. This non-commercial group exhibition—organized and presented by the Georgian contemporary art organization Propaganda—surveys art currents through the capital city and beyond. OXYGEN makes for a most appropriate …
Tags: Art, Design, Georgia, Culture, Propaganda, Oxygen, Contemporary Art, Venice Biennale, Tbilisi, Art Fairs, Tbilisi Georgia, Nation of Georgia, Stamba Hotel, Georgian Contemporary Art Organization Propaganda

Venice Biennale 2019: Darkness + Light

From doppelgängers to robots and holograms, some of the physically and metaphorically shadowy works on show This year’s theme for the 58th International Art Exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale, “May you live in interesting times,” is oftentimes purported to be translated from a traditional Chinese curse—wherein a phrase that sounds like a blessing is actually said ironically. It makes sense that many artists involved in …
Tags: Art, Videos, Design, Film, Culture, Italy, Artists, Venice, Venice Biennale, Holograms, Art Festivals, Installations, Neon Art, Immersive Art, Venice Biennale 2019, Large-Scale

Venice Art Biennale 2019: Bold + Bright

Exploring identity, intimacy and more, through some of our favorite colorful pieces For the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, curator Ralph Rugoff selected only living artists—an uncommon move at events of this scale. His motivation for this decision is two-fold: it ensures lively and active discussion about contemporary art, and acts as a kind of antidote to the “alternative facts” that …
Tags: Art, Photography, Design, Painting, Artists, Venice, Paintings, Venice Biennale, Art Festivals, Ralph Rugoff

Migrant Death Boat Is By Far Most Controversial Work At Venice Biennale

Artist Christoph Büchel managed to get possession of the actual fishing boat in which hundreds of migrants drowned while trying to get from Libya to Italy in 2015 — and he entered it as is, with no identifying text, in this year’s Biennale as an artwork titled Barca nostra (Our Boat). Reactions to the piece have been strong, ranging from somber admiration to appalled denunciation. – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Italy, Libya, Barca, Venice Biennale, Visual, Christoph Büchel, 05.14.19

Venice Biennale and Market for Works Profiled in NYT

A piece in the NYT discusses the market behind the works on view at the Venice Biennale, and the collectors who seek out works on view at an event proffered as free of commercial impetus.  “Art and the market are always connected, but maybe in the past there was too much of a market,” says […]
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Ghana makes a star-studded debut at the Venice Biennale

After months of anticipation, Ghana has made its debut at the art world's most important international event, bringing an all-star roster of intergenerational artists to its first pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
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At Venice Biennale, the Art’s for Sale, if You Know the Right People

The event’s organizers want to play down the market’s influence. But for those in the know, it’s the world’s biggest art fair.
Tags: News, Venice Biennale, Martin, Crosby, Ralph, Paolo, Puryear, Collectors and Collections, Baratta, Njideka Akunyili, Rugoff

The Don’t-Miss Shows and Pavilions at the Venice Biennale

There are more than 100 exhibitions and presentations taking place in this year’s extravaganza. Which should you see?
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Australian Art In Chains At The Venice Biennale

Australian Aboriginal artist Richard Bell – a member of the Kamilaroi, Kooma, Jiman and Gurang Gurang communities – has commissioned “a sculptural replica of Australia’s official Biennale pavilion to be driven around the canal city on a motorised barge, laden with heavy ‘keep out’ chains, and with symbolism.” – The Guardian (UK)
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I have seen the tragedy of Mediterranean migrants. This ‘art’ makes me feel uneasy

The vessel that became a coffin for hundreds has gone on display at the Venice Biennale. It intends to stir our conscience – but is it a spectacle that exploits disaster?On the night of 18 April 2015, about 180 kilometres from the Italian island of Lampedusa, a fishing boat capsized with hundreds of migrants on board. Among the waves and beneath the ship’s 23-metre hull, 700 passengers who had dreamed of a better life drowned in the waters of the Mediterranean.Last week that giant, rusty vessel ...
Tags: Europe, World news, Culture, Art and design, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Venice Biennale, Venice Biennale 2019

Venice Biennale’s Top Prize Goes to Lithuania

“Sun & Sea (Marina),” which features opera singers on an artificial beach, was the second successive performance piece to win the Golden Lion for best national participation.
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Climate to fake news: Venice Biennale takes on era's big challenges

Ralph Rugoff’s exhibition also explores rightwing politics, migration and surveillanceA diorama purporting to show the landscape of Mars, in fact gleaned from images of the driest places on Earth; a video of legal cases with evidence obtained through walls; a huge machine that tries to sweep and contain a thick, red, blood-like liquid constantly on the verge of oozing away.These are some of the artworks that Ralph Rugoff, the director of the Hayward Gallery in London, has gathered for his guest ...
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Venice Biennale invites heavy thinking on political issues

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Political issues that excite newsprint, airwaves and social media are getting a very open airing at the 58th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair. They include fake news, migration, poverty, global warming and armed conflict. American curator Ralph Rugoff titled the main exhibition “May You Live in Interesting Times,” which opens Saturday […]
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Venezuelan upheaval delays pavilion at Venice Biennale

Political chaos leaves country’s artists playing catch-up just days before art event beginsSwitzerland is partying, sequin-clad dancers whirling on a vast screen. Russia is staging an elaborate homage to Rembrandt. But between them – or rather between their national pavilions in the public gardens of Venice – Venezuela is deserted and padlocked shut.The Venice Biennale, the art world’s most celebrated international event, is due to open to the public on Saturday, and the venues have already thro...
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LIVE! From the 2019 Venice Art Biennale - May You Live in Interesting Times

Robert Henry Lawrance Jr. by Tavares Strachan (2018) Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) I love the way Ralph Rugoff's mind works. He has tamed the humongous Biennale beast by reducing the number of artists and organizing the vast Arsenale space into smaller compartments. Even though he says there is no theme, the artists he invited to participate have captured the essence of the title, "May You Live in Interesting Times." That "ancient Chinese curse" has been cited over the past 80 years by...
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Ghana shakes up art's 'sea of whiteness' with its first Venice pavilion

In curving galleries designed by David Adjaye, artists are using bottletop sculptures and groundbreaking photography to put Africa firmly on the biennale mapThe Venice Art Biennale, the world’s most celebrated international art event, has a history that is inextricably bound up with colonialism. Its first pavilion for the showcasing of a “national” art was established by Belgium in 1907. Britain followed soon after. European countries remain dominant at the event – at least numerically.And altho...
Tags: Art, China, Africa, Race, Video Art, Painting, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Sculpture, Belgium, Installation, Venice, Ghana

Boat in which hundreds of migrants died displayed at Venice Biennale

Haunting wreck of vessel that sank in 2015 will confront visitors to art world’s gatheringAs a huddle of artists and curators watched from the shore, the immense rusted, pitted body of a wrecked ship was painstakingly brought to shore at Venice’s ancient Arsenale, one of the venues for the city’s art Biennale.It is the remains of one of the Mediterranean’s most shocking tragedies, in which between 700 and 1,100 people perished. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Africa, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Art and design, Migration, Italy, Libya, Venice, Mediterranean, Venice Biennale, Venice Biennale 2019

AO Preview – Venice: “May You Live in Interesting Times,” The 58th Venice Biennale, May 11th – November 24th, 2019

Venice, via Art Observed With the summer months looming and the cities of Europe emerging from the gloom of the continent’s winter season, the month of May marks the opening of the the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale, the crown jewel of the art world’s circuit of international art exhibitions and curated projects. Having […]
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Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn builds bridges over Venice

MILAN (AP) — Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn created a splash on the sidelines of the Venice Biennale contemporary art fair two years ago with a gigantic sculpture of a child’s hands reaching out of the Grand Canal, calling attention to climate change that threatens, among other things, to sink the lagoon city. For this edition, […]
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Ralph Rugoff Interviewed on Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale curator Ralph Rugoff is interviewed in Art Newspaper this month, discussing his perspectives on the show he has organized, and which he will open next week. “It seemed open-ended in what it might mean and might be a way to frame an exhibition that hopefully is reflecting on this time, but also offered the possibility that […]
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A library of exile: Edmund de Waal on Venice's Jewish Ghetto

In 1516, Venice’s Jewish population was forced into one small area of the city. Now the writer and artist has created artworks expressing a history of displacement and lossMy day begins in the Campo di Ghetto Nuovo. It is early morning and I am nursing a cup of coffee and the first of my bag of almond dolci ebraici veneziani, still warm from the bakery. They are rather too good, a hardness that gives way to almond crumbs. It is quiet but I can just make out the sound of the water from the founta...
Tags: Art, Europe, Religion, World news, Culture, Art and design, Judaism, Italy, Installation, Exhibitions, Venice, Ceramics, Venice Biennale, Campo, Edmund de Waal

Venice Biennale Curator Ralph Rugoff Profiled in NYT

Venice Biennale curator Ralph Rugoff gets the profile treatment in the NYT this week, as the opening days of the event draw close. “Bigger isn’t always better,” he says. “The exhibition format doesn’t always lend itself to gargantuan scale, in general. Do you want to see movies that are 20 hours long? Compared to a normal exhibition, […]
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Venice Biennale Names Awards Jury

The Venice Biennale has named its five members international jury for awards and recognition, with Stephanie Rosenthal of the Gropius Bau serving as jury president.  Read more at Art News  
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Algeria Withdraws from 2019 Venice Biennale

Algeria has “deferred” its first-time participation in the Venice Biennale until 2021, citing financial and preparatory problems, according to the Art Newspaper.  “In the context of the annual financial support of the Ministry of Culture […], the commission charged with examining the financing of cultural and cinematographic events has decided to defer […] Algeria’s participation in […]
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City of Venice to Launch Official Arts District During Biennale

At this year’s Venice Biennale, the island of Giudecca will launch an official Art District, including 11 art galleries and three national pavilions— Estonia, Iceland, and Nigeria. “The island of Giudecca has an incredible legacy as a platform for nurturing contemporary art and we are thrilled to placing all of its current galleries and future projects […]
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UK’s Automata raises $7.4M for its lightweight industrial ‘desktop’ robot

Manufacturing has been one of the biggest and earliest adopters of robotics innovations in the last several years, but with that early movement has also come entrenchment: the industry is rife with expensive, oversized machines that often run on proprietary operating systems, making them hard to upgrade and use in consort with other robots. Now a startup out of London called Automata is hoping to tap into an appetite for change, with the launch of a “desktop” robotic arm called Eva that it says ...
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A heart

When you approach "Porte de Clignancourt", where you can find “La Recyclerie” – see my preceding post – you will see a great rotating red heart. It’s actually a rotating sculpture by Joana Vasconcelos, a Portuguese artist, born in Paris...  ... who has won a great reputation for spectacular works – she has exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Versailles castle and gardens, the Bilbao Guggenheim… - see some pictures stolen on the net. This is part of the City of Paris’ commendable ...
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