Tag Archives: Venice Biennale

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Pulp Fictions: The Art of Zarina

Paper—sculpted, cast, punctured, sewn into—is the primary medium of Zarina, the Indian-born artist who weaves into her work Urdu calligraphy and the spirit of literature from around the world  Read More

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Vision Quest: Exploring the Venice Biennale

A channel-changing exhibition about imagination headlines a convergence of art from 88 countries Read More

Shirazeh Houshiary. “I don’t want to fit into any category,” she says. “I want to be an individual.”
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Shirazeh Houshiary: ‘Like the Dark Senses Being Revealed’

Mystical and metaphysical, Shirazeh Houshiary’s sculptures, paintings, and animations explore the very nature of existence

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Self-Portrait of the Artist as a Self-Destructing Chocolate Head

Chocolate was the medium of choice for Janine Antoni and Dieter Roth to depict—and deface—their own image Read More

The human-powered Resistance, 2009, pointed toward the glowing doorways of Death Row, 2006–2009, at the 2009 Venice Biennale. On the floor, Bed, 2009.
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Man of Refraction

Using light, mirrors, and neon and with a sensibility at once political and poetic, Iván Navarro creates glowing gateways of endless space Read More

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Head in the Clouds

With the spirit of an artist, inventor, scientist, and engineer, Tomás Saraceno creates enormous bubbles, giant ethereal webs, and basketball court−size balloons that aspire to be lighter than air Read More

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CHINA The Next Generation

China’s younger artists are introspective, sophisticated, and hyper-aware of their identity in a globalized world Read More

Visitors could walk through the partly disassembled Gulf Stream camper featured in the installation Quiver of Arrows at 303 Gallery in New York last year.
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Britain’s Curator of Garbage

Mike Nelson’s multiroom installations hint at marginal lives and fallen ideologies. Read More

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Dynamic Duos

A growing number of artists make art as collaborators—
brainstorming, inspiring, arguing, and asking each other silly questions. Read More

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An Outsider Is Back In

Gadfly and provocateur Vittorio Sgarbi takes on the Venice Biennale. Read More

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The Church Gives Contemporary Art Its Blessing

As the Vatican tries to build bridges between the Catholic Church and living artists, it also makes plans to exhibit new works. Read More