Tag Archives: Venice Biennale


Artists Retrospective
Ai Weiwei, Dropping a Han-Dynasty Urn, 1995, C-prints. ©THE ARTIST

‘It Is Impossible to Simplify My Feelings About China’: Ai Weiwei on His Controversial Art, in 2006

With Ai Weiwei having recently received his passport after Chinese authorities held it for four years, we turn back to the October 2006 issue of ARTnews, in which Barbara Pollack spoke to the artist about his politically charged work. In China, Ai … Read More


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Morning Links: Icelandic Pavilion Lawsuit Edition

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Morning Links: Germoney Edition

The German Pavilion artists have hung a Greek flag over their Venice Biennale pavilion’s entrance. Written across the flag, in large red letters, is the word “Germoney.” [Artforum]Rachel Howard, one of Damien Hirst’s assistants, steps into the limelight for a … Read More


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The mosque.

Morning Links: Christoph Büchel’s Mosque Edition

Christoph Büchel’s Venice Biennale mosque is officially closed to the public, due to safety risks. [The Art Newspaper]Artist Eric Fishl is leaving Mary Boone Gallery after 30 years. [The Art Newspaper]Christopher P. Heuer has been named associate director of the Clark … Read More


2015 Venice Biennale
Plessi Liquid Life at Ca d'Oro.

A LOOK AROUND THE VENICE BIENNALE: DAY 3, PART 2

Day three of the Biennale continues, with no shortage of performance artists and a constant stream of pavilion opening and events. Below, you’ll find more Biennale style, performances, and more.


2015 Venice Biennale News
Heri Dono's Voyage-Trokomod for the 2015 Venice Biennale. Credit Luciano Romano.

In Deep Water: The Pavilions of Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, and Tuvalu in Venice

The Venice Biennale, with its global array of national pavilions, allows visitors to make like Marco Polo and sail east, while remaining rooted in the West. The Korean and Japanese pavilions in the Giardini are a good place to start, but … Read More


2015 Venice Biennale Reviews
Glenn Ligon at top and Oscar Murillo.ANDREW RUSSETH

The 2015 Venice Biennale’s Central Show, Focused on Strife, Is Uneasy, Uneven

Okwui Enwezor’s ‘All the World’s Futures,’ May 9–November 22 Read More


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Morning Links: ABC No Rio Edition

A profile on Charles Ray, “a disturbing presence in contemporary art.” [The New Yorker]May is officially Lower East Side History Month, and as such, punk-rock nonprofit cultural center ABC No Rio will be celebrating its 25-year anniversary with an exhibit … Read More


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Denver Art Museum, which is located next to The Art hotel. 


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Morning Links: The Art Hotel Edition

Saved from demolition by Jackie O. in the 1960s, the Renwick Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution’s decorative arts and crafts museum in Washington, D.C., will reopen  to the public on November 13th after a two-year, $30 million restoration. [The Art Newspaper]A group 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


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


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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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Claude Simard.JACKIE NICKERSON/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY.

‘You Should Be Part of the International Blah Blah’: Leslie Wayne Eulogizes Claude Simard

ARTnews readers may recall that over the summer, when longtime New York gallerist Claude Simard passed away, we asked Nick Cave to say a few words. Cave recalled Simard, co-founder of Jack Shainman Gallery, as a “visionary” who had “that ‘It’ factor. … Read More


2015 Venice Biennale News
Ivan Grubanov, Dead Flags, 2011, vintage flags. COURTESY LOOCK GALERIE

Ivan Grubanov to Represent Serbia at This Year’s Venice Biennale

The Serbian pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, its 56th edition, will feature work by Ivan Grubanov, the Museum of Contemporry Art Belgrade, the commissioning institution, announced today.The Belgrade-born artist will work with curator Lidija Merenik for United Dead Nations, an … Read More


2015 Venice Biennale News
Installation view of the artist's work at the 2014 Berlin Biennale.ANDERS SUNE BERG

Cyprus Taps Christodoulos Panayiotou for 2015 Venice Biennale Pavilion

Artist Christodoulos Panayiotou will represent Cyprus at the 2015 Venice Biennale, Artforum reports. The nation’s pavilion is being curated by Omar Kholeif, who selected Panayiotou from more than 70 proposals. “I believe that Panayiotou possesses a singular artistic vision that … Read More