Category Archives: Venice

Drama in the courtroom – and beyond

Last time we’ve heard from Oleg Vorotnikov aka Vor (“thief” in Russian), the self-proclaimed leader of Voina, an artist collective best known for drawing a 200-foot phallus on Liteinyi Bridge in front of the FSB building in St Petersburg, he was … Continue reading

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Love Stories: Margarita Tupitsyn curates the Russian Pavilion, while much ado in Baku and London

In her monthly column for Artspace, Baibakov Art Project’s Maria Baibakova writes under the banner “Women of the Art World Unite!”, recounting her encounters with strong women in challenging art scenes, whether that be Moscow, Baku, Dubai or even Paris.  Allow … Continue reading

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A Time for Dreams: Open Calls for the Future Generation Art Prize and the Moscow Biennale of Young Art

As the states celebrated Martin Luther King Day yesterday, we couldn’t help but think of this summer’s Moscow Biennale of Young Art, which curator David Elliot has chosen to title “A Time for Dreams,” in reference to Dr King’s seminal … Continue reading

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When “When Attitudes Become Form” Becomes Attitude, but only Informally..?: Kunsthalle Bern threatens to close for lack of public support

This summer, one of the must-see shows of the Venice Biennale wasn’t to be found among the national pavilions: instead, it was at Ca’ Corner della Regina, where the Fondazione Prada  boldly decided to restage Harald Szeemann‘s seminal exhibition, “Live in … Continue reading

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The Golden Lion to… Angola!

We were very delighted to hear that the Golden Lion for the Best Pavilion at Venice this year went to Angola. This is the country’s first appearance at Venice, and boy do they know how to make an entrance. Curated … Continue reading

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The 55th Venice Biennale begins!

Yesterday, the 55th Venice Biennale opened its doors to press for a sneak preview. There were endangered hawks, reassembled trees, a ramshackle Georgian loggia, and even some golden showers (for women only, courtesy of Vadim Zakharov and the legend of … Continue reading

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Venice already?! e-flux and ArtReview help us prepare

Over the past few weeks, e-flux has been filling our inboxes with announcements of this or that pavilion, this or that parallel program, all slated to open on or around May 29, when the 54th Venice Biennale finally opens (at … Continue reading

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