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2015 Venice Biennale Dispatches

His Future Looks Bright: Okwui Enwezor on the 2015 Venice Biennale

What can you say about a Venice Biennale that features a public reading of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital? Nigerian-born Okwui Enwezor, who organized the exhibition, has referred to Marx’s work as “our holy book,” which gives some insight into the … Read More

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Lotty Rosenfeld's Una milla de cruces sobre el pavimento, 
media installation (1979).


Chile Details Plans for Venice Biennale Pavilion

Chile has announced plans for its Venice Biennale Pavilion, which will be titled “Poéticas de la Disidencia” (or “Poetics of Dissent”). The concept was selected out of a public competition sponsored by the National Council for Culture and the Arts of Chile (CNCA).The exhibition … Read More

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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 … Read More

Perm-36, near the village of Kuchino in Russia. 


Morning Links: Goodbye, Perm-36 Edition

A self-portrait by Van Dyck that was long thought to be a copy has been reconfirmed as original work, and currently hangs in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. It was lent to the museum by a US collector based on the … Read More

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The 2015 Venice Biennale Prepares for ‘All The World’s Futures’

Today in an official statement, the president of the Venice Biennale, Paolo Baratta, along with the curator of the 56th edition, Okwui Enwezor, revealed more information about the upcoming exhibition, including its title: “All The World’s Futures.”“All The World’s Futures”—set to … Read More

Tom of Finland, Untitled, 1965COURTESY THE ARTIST

Morning Links: Tom of Finland Edition

Here’s a profile of Okwui Enwezor, who is readying his Venice Biennale and who hints he may be retiring from the biennial game: “This is exhausting,” he says. “In any case, there’s a need for other people to do them, … Read More

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Jodi Beiber, Protest against Chris Hani’s Assassination, 1993, black and white photograph.

Things Fall Apartheid

An ambitious, devastating, revelatory survey at the ICP is the first of several upcoming museum shows to explore how South African photography evolved from a document into a blunt instrument Read More