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Taus Makhacheva. Photo: Aleksandr Vainstein / Eto Kavkaz
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A Q&A with… Taus Makhacheva, video artist and Venice hit

Working with fifth generation tightrope walker Rasul Abakarov within the vast landscape of Dagestan, artist Taus Makhacheva’s film Tightrope has been lauded by critics following its exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Pippa Koszerek talks to the artist about the processes and risks involved in her work.

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Top tips for the Venice Biennale

12 a-n members share their experiences of attending the Venice Biennale. Discover top tips for navigating over 100 exhibitions, gate crashing parties and making your stay affordable.

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Aalto Natives

What is the point of a national pavilion? This is the question that sticks in my mind whenever I’m at the Venice Biennale. Most specifically in the Giardini, but to greater and lesser extents throughout all the 86 national participants […]

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Venice Biennale and Social engagement

In recent months, against the background of rapid change in our global political landscape, I have observed that my own echo-chamber of artists, curators and educators in the arts have been reacting. It has been clear to see that many […]

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Beyond the Canal Grande

Selection of creative discoveries at the Venice Biennale 2017 with a bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company

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In Venice with… Rachel Maclean

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.

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“Biennale focus on Art and Artists”

“Biennale focus on Art and Artists” I have to admit that I was rather confused to read the introduction of 2017 Venice Biennale by chief curator Christine Macel, “Focus on the role of Art and Artists”. OK, great! Artist on […]

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Venice 2017 preview: Ten must-see national pavilions

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.

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Venice and Northern Ireland: No show at Biennale is holding country’s artists and curators back

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.

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