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Rabab Ghazoul, It’s a long way back (Chilcot project), three-channel video, 2015
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A Q&A with… Rabab Ghazoul, Iraq Pavilion artist

Iraqi-born, Cardiff-based artist Rabab Ghazoul is one of five artists featured in the Iraq Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, with a three-channel video piece that focuses on Tony Blair’s testimony to the Chilcot Inquiry. Chris Sharratt finds out more.

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Palaces of Wonder

For me the most exciting exhibition venues at the Venice Biennale were the ancient palaces, particularly those located on the Grand Canal. The juxtaposition of sumptuous architecture can collide wonderfully with contemporary art. The well considered combinations, such as The […]

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Christmas tree on Fondamenta Arsenale
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Roses in the Salad

When is the last time you were ‘seized with enthusiasm’? It was dodging the heat on San Giorgio that I stumbled into The Giorgio Cini Foundation and discovered four small books by Bruno Munari. They instantly catapulted my mind from […]

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Invisible Achievements

Venice is without doubt one of the biggest and most important Contemporary art events in the calendar. Every year the Biennnale seems to get bigger as more and more countries join together with the curated projects and larger gallery exhibitions. […]

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Rich people fall in the canal, ha ha ha
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Most Serene Republic of Venice

In Venice they do let heaven see the pranks They dare not show their husbands; their best conscience Is not to leave’t undone, but keep’t unknown.   (1) Time freezes, then melts. The medieval warrens barricading against the plundering Goths […]

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Inside/Outside

Jane Lawson reviews Crossing the Tide, the Tuvalu Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale

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Some thoughts on riding the opening week of Venice Biennale…

Exhibiting at Venice Biennale over ten years ago, we never got to ride the Venice Biennale opening week as a spectator, which is much like a roller-coaster with its highs and lows and seeing everything at breakneck speed, compared to […]

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beautiful deaths: a-n venice bursary trip

    herman de vries doesn’t believe in hierarchies; why one letter should rank taller than another. his name and everything associated with him is presented in lower case. i will show fidelity to this principle as his work was […]

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Y is for Yolanda

Y is for Yolanda, A-Z of Filipino Cultural Exports Post November 2013, the world reached out to the Philippines, in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda, more widely known as Typhoon Haiyan. The media spotlight shone on the devastation that the tropical […]

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X is for Xyza Cruz Bacani

X is for Xyza Cruz Bacani, A-Z of Filipino Cultural Exports B: 1987 / ‘Photography takes Filipino maid from Hong Kong to New York’ – reads a CNN headline (February 20, 2015). Reporting from Hong Kong (CNN) – A domestic worker from the […]

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Venice: Observations at a distance

A ramshackle and intuitive approach can often seem like the only way at times, when things are hectic and there’s not much time to prepare. That was my approach to Venice this year. It was part of a whirlwind of […]

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W is for Weng Weng

W is for Weng Weng, A-Z of Filipino Cultural Exports 1957 – 1992 / ‘The Search for Weng Weng’ (2013) is a 90 minute documentary produced by Philippine Cult Film enthusiast Andrew Leavold. The film is an accumulation of 3 visits and […]

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