Japanese artist Genta Ishizuka wins the €50,000 prize while two UK-based artists receive special mentions.
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The 58th edition of the Venice Biennale features more than 90 national presentations spread across the Giardini, Arsenale and other locations across the city. We highlight 10 of the best.
The second edition of Coventry Biennial will be entitled ‘The Twin’ and feature a series of exhibitions, events and activities taking place at various locations across the city.
More news in brief: Louvre decides against including Salvator Mundi painting in da Vinci show due to authenticity doubts; and painter and Northumbria University tutor Duncan Newton dies.
More news in brief: Conceptual artist Lutz Bacher dies, Iranian sculptor Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian passes away, Parliament’s art collection to include more women, plus Janet Robertson appointed interim CEO of Action for Children’s Arts.
Curated by Hayward Gallery director Ralph Rugoff, the International Exhibition at the 58th Venice Biennale features work by 74 artists across the two sites at the Giardini and Arsenale. Jack Hutchinson reports.
The Swiss-Icelandic artist’s Barca Nostra (Our Boat) exhibit at the Arsenale consists of the wreck of a fishing boat that sank in the Mediterranean in 2015 with hundreds of migrants on board.
At an awards presentation in Venice Lithuania won the prize for best national presentation while Jafa was voted the best participant in the Ralph Rugoff-curated exhibition, ‘May You Live In Interesting Times’. The award for promising young artist went to Haris Epaminonda.
More news in brief: Carl Freedman set to open new space in Margate as gallery relocates from London; curator Klaus Littmann to plant 299 trees in Austrian football stadium in statement against climate change; plus Saatchi Gallery covers up artworks following complaints by Muslim visitors.
The Cardiff artist fills the rooms of Santa Maria Ausiliatrice with his exhibition ‘Undo Things Done’, combining a sculptural installation with film, prints, Welsh quilts and a daily live radio play featuring his mum.
The Irish artist has created an installation of four works that create a physically imposing environment at the Arsenale.
Ghana marks its debut at the Venice Biennale with a pavilion in the Arsenale designed by architect David Adjaye.
Commissioned by Scotland + Venice, the Turner Prize-winning artist’s new film completes an autobiographical trilogy that began in 2015 with Stoneymollan Trail.
The Glasgow-based artist, who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2008, unveils a large-scale installation that references the human body and offers a ‘mediation on the nature of love and the coexistence of life and death’.
More news in brief: Trevor Paglen’s Orbital Reflector sculpture fails to deploy due to ‘government shutdown’, Photo London cancels partnership with Brunei’s Dorchester Collection after protests, plus Nigel Prince appointed director and chief curator of Artes Mundi.
Sean Edwards is presenting new work in Venice that draws on his experiences of growing up on a council estate in 1980s Cardiff and includes sculpture, film, prints, quilts and a radio play produced in partnership with National Theatre Wales. David Trigg finds out more.
A new campaign from the International Association of Art is advocating for fair exhibition remuneration for visual artists throughout Europe and calling on galleries to be inspired by best practice examples.
More News In Brief: Coco Fusco refused entry to Cuba ahead of Havana Biennial, Tate and National Galleries of Scotland resume contact with Anthony D’Offay, London-based artist Wendy Saunders passes away.
Kanders, who is vice-chair of the New York art museum’s board of trustees, owns Safariland, a ‘law enforcement products company’ that manufactures tear gas canisters. The open letter follows calls for his removal by Whitney staff and protests organised by the group Decolonize This Place.
More News In Brief: Film-maker Agnes Varda dies aged 90; Berlin’s Jewish Museum refuses Sackler Trust donations; research reveals increase in number of visitors to Liverpool Biennial.
The 58th Venice Biennale runs from 11 May to 24 November 2019. Here we pick out some national presentations you shouldn’t miss.
More News In Brief: Emilija Škarnulytė announced as winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2019, plus Van Gogh exhibition opens after Tate gives assurances to Dutch galleries that loaned works would not get stuck in chaotic post-Brexit UK.
More News In Brief: Tate Modern revealed as the UK’s most visited museum in 2018; Jerwood Gallery to relaunch as Hastings Contemporary in July; works by artists including Manet, Picasso and Cézanne temporarily renamed after black subjects for Paris exhibition.
More News In Brief: Venice launches first permanent art district on Giudecca island; study finds museums in US still failing with artist diversity; Nomura Art Award to offer US$1m prize to ‘nurture creativity in contemporary art’.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions and events in London, Swanscombe, Middlesbrough and Ipswich, all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.