Artist who played a leading role in the British Black Arts Movement in the 1980s and was made an OBE in last year’s New Year’s Honours list, will create new work for Great Britain at the 59th International Art Exhibition in 2021.
Venice Biennale - a-n The Artists Information Company
Venue:Istituzione Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice
From:May 13, 2019
To:July 26, 2019
The 58th edition of the Venice Biennale features more than 90 national presentations spread across the Giardini, Arsenale and other locations across the city. We highlight 10 of the best.
I arrived during the preview week of the Venice Biennale as a recipient of an A-N Artist Bursary 2019. Curated by Ralph Rugoff, and named May You Live in Interesting Times, I wondered if the 58th International Art Exhibition could possibly […]
Curated by Hayward Gallery director Ralph Rugoff, the International Exhibition at the 58th Venice Biennale features work by 74 artists across the two sites at the Giardini and Arsenale. Jack Hutchinson reports.
The Swiss-Icelandic artist’s Barca Nostra (Our Boat) exhibit at the Arsenale consists of the wreck of a fishing boat that sank in the Mediterranean in 2015 with hundreds of migrants on board.
At an awards presentation in Venice Lithuania won the prize for best national presentation while Jafa was voted the best participant in the Ralph Rugoff-curated exhibition, ‘May You Live In Interesting Times’. The award for promising young artist went to Haris Epaminonda.
After an evening getting to grips with the orientation challenges of Venice and arriving at the Cymru yn Fenis party when the bar was dry (!), my first day at the Venice Biennale was a full one. I visited most […]
The Cardiff artist fills the rooms of Santa Maria Ausiliatrice with his exhibition ‘Undo Things Done’, combining a sculptural installation with film, prints, Welsh quilts and a daily live radio play featuring his mum.
The Irish artist has created an installation of four works that create a physically imposing environment at the Arsenale.
Ghana marks its debut at the Venice Biennale with a pavilion in the Arsenale designed by architect David Adjaye.
Commissioned by Scotland + Venice, the Turner Prize-winning artist’s new film completes an autobiographical trilogy that began in 2015 with Stoneymollan Trail.
The Glasgow-based artist, who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2008, unveils a large-scale installation that references the human body and offers a ‘mediation on the nature of love and the coexistence of life and death’.
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.
The Turner Prize nominated artist, who works with moving image, sculpture, writing and performance, will represent Scotland at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019.
The Arts Council of Wales has announced that Sean Edwards will be representing Cymru yn Fenis/Wales in Venice at next year’s Venice Biennale with new work that considers social class and the everyday.
The British Council has announced that the Glasgow-based, Belfast-born artist has been selected to represent Great Britain at the 58th International Art Exhibition, while Tate’s Curator of International Art Dr Zoe Whitley has been appointed to curate the exhibition.
A review of The New Zealand Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Arte 2017.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Selection of creative discoveries at the Venice Biennale 2017 with a bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company
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.
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.