Blogs and Reviews from members who received a bursary to visit Documenta or Venice Biennale 2017.
Venice 2017 - a-n The Artists Information Company
London-based artist Kimathi Donkor is among 12 artists featured in the Diaspora Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, presented by the International Curators Forum and University of the Arts London. He talks about the importance of the British black arts movement in the 1980s, history painting, and the idea of diaspora.
During the opening week of her Scotland + Venice film, ‘Spite Your Face’, artist Rachel Maclean spoke to Emily Sparkes about politics, inappropriate nose-touching and pasta pomodoro.
For her Venice Biennale film, Spite Your Face, Scottish artist Rachel Maclean has created a re-working of the Pinnocchio story that explores power, political lies and the rise of populism. Moira Jeffrey talks to her about the themes and form of the work.
Curated by Christine Macel, this year’s International exhibition at the Venice Biennale is conceived as a series of nine ‘pavilions’ that span the Giardini and Arsenale sites. Pippa Koszerek finds thoughtful inquiry in an exhibition that at times can feel muddled and historically naive.
We asked this year’s Venice Biennale a-n travel bursary recipients and AIR Council members attending the biennale preview to tell us what their highlights were. They came back with 26 different recommendations – and a few repeats.
This year’s Golden Lion for Best National Participation at the Venice Biennale has been awarded Germany for Anne Imhof’s engaging and disturbing performance-cum-installation.
The UK’s presence at this year’s Venice Biennale is particularly strong, with Phyllida Barlow’s sculptures at the British Pavilion, Rachel Maclean’s new film for Scotland + Venice, James Richards’ sound and film work representing Wales, and the new Diaspora Pavilion reflecting the diverse cultural backgrounds of UK-based artists. Moira Jeffrey reports.
Cardiff-born 2014 Turner Prize nominee unveils sound installation, video and photographic works at the 57th Venice Biennale.
This year’s Venice Biennale features 85 national pavilions including four countries exhibiting for the first time. As the three-day preview begins prior to the biennale’s public opening on Saturday, Pippa Koszerek highlights 10 national pavilions that you really shouldn’t miss.
Spite Your Face, Scottish artist Rachel Maclean’s new commission for Scotland + Venice, is presented in a deconsecrated church and takes on post-truth politics.
The British artist’s commission for this year’s British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale is bold, colourful and engulfs the entire site of the pavilion in Venice’s Giardini.
10 a-n Artist members have been awarded bursaries to attend the preview of Venice Biennale 2017 in May, and a further 13 members will travel to Kassel, Germany, in June to attend the press and professionals preview of Documenta 14.
The ‘Viva Arte Viva’ international exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale will feature 120 artists from 51 countries.
The 2017 a-n bursaries are now open for applications from a-n Artist members, and alongside our regular Professional development, Travel awards and Venice Biennale bursaries, for the first time we’re offering members the chance to attend the preview of Documenta 14 in Kassel.
UK-based artists Phoebe Boswell, Rebecca Moss and Andy Holden are among the 21 artists shortlisted for fourth edition of the Future Generation Art Prize.
Paolo Baratta, president of the Venice Biennale, and Christine Macel, the curator of the 57th edition, announce title of the 2017 biennial as ‘Viva Arte Viva’.
International Curators Forum receive Arts Council fund of £300,000 for Black British Diaspora Pavilion, with ten artists set to exhibit work at Venice Biennale 2017.
With the announcement last week that James Richards is to represent Wales at the 2017 Venice Biennale, joining Rachel Maclean for Scotland, Phyllida Barlow in the British Pavilion and Jesse Jones for Ireland, Belfast-based curator Hugh Mulholland laments the continuing absence of a Northern Ireland presence at the world’s longest running art biennial.
The Cardiff-born 2014 Turner Prize nominee has been chosen from a shortlist of three to represent Wales at the 57th Venice Biennale.
The Scottish artist and filmmaker Rachel Maclean is to present a solo exhibition for the Scotland + Venice partnership at the 57th Venice Biennale.
Dublin-based artist to collaborate with renowned theatre artist Olwen Fouéré on work that addresses social and political issues.
Sculpture and installation artist to create new work for solo show at the 57th International Art Biennale.
The current chief curator of the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris has been announced as director of the Venice Biennale 2017, with responsibility for curating the 57th International Art Exhibition.