Beyond the main national pavilions, this year’s Venice Biennale features over 40 ‘Collateral’ events, including official presentations from Scotland and Wales. Here, we select ten not to miss.
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There are 89 official national pavilions at the 56th Venice Biennale, situated in the Giardini, Arsenale and venues across the city. On the eve of the Biennale’s three-day preview prior to it opening to the public on 9 May, Pippa Koszerek picks ten countries you really should visit.
L is for Leslie De Chavez, A-Z of Filipino Cultural Exports ‘Manila-born Filipino artist Leslie de Chavez is a young artist who cautiously deals with sensitive topics including cultural imperialism, colonial history, contemporary life, politics and religion in his country. He […]
K is for Kali Martial-Arts, A-Z of Filipino Cultural Exports ‘Arnis/Eskrima/Kali – The three are roughly interchangable umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines. These arts emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, blades, improvised weapons and hand-to-hand fighting which […]
J is for Jailhouse Rock, A-Z of Filipino Cultural Exports ‘I have put the true meaning in the real sense of the term jailhouse rock’ The letter J is dedicated to Filipino Prison Governor Bryan F Garcia, for his curatorial vision, […]
I is for Imelda Marcos, A-Z of Filipino Cultural Exports Forty years have passed since the 20 year Marcos regime, yet Imelda Marcos, first lady to President Ferdinand Marcos (1965 – 1986) continues her cultural legacy inadvertently through pop culture, in the smash […]
H is for Rose Hancock, A-Z of Filipino Cultural Exports Rose Hancock (b. 1948) is the Australian definition of Filipino Gold Digger. ‘The House of Hancock’ launched on Aussie TV network, Channel 9, in early 2015 as a two part true-drama. […]
G is for John Gianvito, A-Z of Filipino Cultural Exports Not strictly a Filipino Cultural Export, an exception has been made for US essay filmmaker John Gianvito, in gratitude to his 2010 film ‘Vapor Trail (Clark)’. ‘Vapor Trail (Clark)’ recently showed […]
F is for Patrick Flores, A-Z of Filipino Cultural Exports This post is less about Patrick Flores, than it is around the curatorial decisions made in representing the Philippines at Venice Biennale in 2015. Although Flores is the official curator of […]
E is for Exploitation, A-Z of Filipino Cultural Exports …as seen in feature documentary ‘Machete Maidens Unleashed’ (2010), by Australian film director Mark Hartley. This film is a fan-based tribute to the endless number of exploitation films made in the provinces of the […]
D is for Lav Diaz, A-Z of Filipino Cultural Exports b. 1958. We live in a post-internet age, as such we want questions to answers immediately. Our broadband providers update our internet speed, thus we accelerate. We want things now. Being […]
C is for Manuel Conde, A-Z of Filipino Cultural Exports Patrick Flores, Curator of the Filipino Pavilion at ‘The 56th Venice Biennial’ presents ‘Tie A String Around the World’, a group exhibition featuring 4 Filipino artists including, Manuel Conde, Carlos Francisco, […]
B is for Lino Brocka, A-Z of Filipino Cultural Exports Lino Brocka (1939–1991) is a celebrated Filipino Filmmaker, producing more than 50 films in a short career spanning barley 20 years. Working between commercial and experimental film, at his finest Brocka […]
A is for Pio Abad, A-Z of Filipino Cultural Exports Pio Abad (b. 1983) is a contemporary visual artist living and working in London. Originally from Manilla, Abad left the Phillipines, for Scotland in 2004 to continue his studies in […]
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a-n is supporting 21 artists to attend the 56th Venice Biennale preview week in May, through the latest round of its Go and see bursary awards scheme.
The curator of the 56th Venice Biennale has revealed the 136-strong list of participating artists for the International Exhibition, including works by many high-profile names such as Steve McQueen, Jeremy Deller and Oscar Murillo.
Graham Fagen, the Glasgow-based artist representing Scotland at this year’s Venice Biennale, has revealed details of his Scotland + Venice exhibition.
This year’s Venice + Scotland presentation at the 56th Biennale will see 28 students and recent graduates from seven art schools across Scotland taking part in a major learning programme.
For the second time, a-n will be supporting artists to attend the preview of the Venice Biennale. With a short deadline, a-n members are invited to submit their applications without delay.
The international artists and writers nominated for the biennial Absolut Art Award have been announced.
The title and concept of the curatorial theme for the 56th International Exhibition of the Venice Biennale has been announced and sees Okwui Enwezor tackling global politics and disorder, and the disconnect between how things are and how they appear.
Arts Council Wales has announced that photographic artist Helen Sear will be representing Wales at the 2015 Venice Biennale.
Artist Sean Lynch, commissioner Mike Fitzpatrick and curator Woodrow Kernohan have been announced as the Ireland at Venice team for the 56th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
Glasgow-based artist Graham Fagen’s solo presentation, commissioned and curated by Arbroath’s Hospitalfield Arts, will represent Scotland at the 56th Venice Biennale.