Morning Links: Venice Biennale Edition




Hans Haacke’s new Fourth Plinth commission for Trafalgar Square in London, Gift Horse, has made quite a splash. [The Art Newspaper]

Okwui Enwezor, director for the upcoming Venice Biennale, announced during a press conference that artists from Grenada, Mauritius, Mozambique and the Seychelles will be featured for the first time, while those from Ecuador, the Philippines and Guatemala will return after several years’ absence. In reflecting our current “age of anxiety,” the artists featured in the main show include Raqs Media Collective, Walead Beshty, Philippe Parreno, Oscar Murillo, Fabio Mauri, Jeremy Deller, Marlene Dumas, Hans Haacke, Isa Genzken, Glenn Ligon, and Allora & Calzadilla. [The Art Newspaper]

Top artists, gallery owners, curators, and critics pick the best 100 paintings in New York. [Time Out New York]

Cao Fei will debut an enormous new art and music work, called Same Old, Brand New, in Hong Kong for Art Basel next week. Images from Pac-Man and Tetris will be projected on the ICC building, the city’s tallest structure. [Artnet]

Read this review of Armory Show sales thus far—Sean Kelly Gallery sold $1 million in three hours. [Bloomberg]

São Paulo is a really good city for art right now. [The Huffington Post]

Dubai is building what will be called the Museum of the Future in the shape of a NuvaRing.   This is in line with fact that United Arab Emirates government has proclaimed 2015 the “Year of Innovation,” desiring that the country become “a major international destination for innovators.”[Hyperallergic]

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