The Nigerian-born curator and writer, who curated both Documenta and the Venice Biennale, and was artistic director at Munich’s Haus der Kunst from 2011-2018, has died aged 55.
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The British Council has been criticised over its decision to remove its logo from the catalogue for the show ‘We Suffer To Remain’, which features work by local artists and Graham Fagen’s Venice Biennale 2015 work, The Slave’s Lament, due to ‘political content’.
The artist who represented Scotland at the 56th Venice Biennale looks back over a year of lovely memories and hard work.
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.
The Icelandic Art Center, commissioners of Christoph Büchel’s The Mosque, has abandoned its legal appeal against the Venetian authorities’ closure in May of the Icelandic Pavilion.
The Precarious Workers Pageant in Venice aims to highlight the conditions faced by migrant workers involved in the construction of the new Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum in Abu Dhabi.
Review of The Ways of Folding Space and Flying,
a project by Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho, Korean pavilion.
2015 will see the Philippines showcase at The Venice Biennale, after a hiatus of 5 decades. A soul searching discovery with artist, Vanessa Scully.
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 […]
Some reflections on how drawing asserts its role to map out all the world’s future.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Visual diary of the 56th Venice Biennale
Jane Lawson reviews Crossing the Tide, the Tuvalu Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale
What happens when you take the scoring system from one iconic European cultural event and apply it to another?
Art / Aperol / Audemar Piguet / Anxiety Balenciaga / Blisters / Colonialism / Collagen / Canal / Canaletto / Curators Dolce / Discourse / Drowning / Dreaming / Drifting Endless Exhibitions / Enwezor / Euphoria / Exhaustion / Espresso […]
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 […]
A personal reflection on the Venice Biennale 2015.
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 […]
Christodoulos Panayiotou’s exhibition title Two Days After Forever puts me happily in mind of Bob Dylan’s 1966 lyric Inside the museums, Infinity goes up on trial. Indeed, this constellation of objects in the oldest rooms of the Cyprus Pavilion has […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]