Tag Archives: Venice Biennale

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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Okwui Enwezor will curate the 56th Venice Biennale

Forget the Koons and the Kanyes. Just hours before the opening of Art Basel Miami Beach, the art world got some pretty amazing gossip: Okwui Enwezor has been named the director of the 56th Venice Biennale. About time! The current … 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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Nikolay Bakharev another feature of Massimiliano Gioni’s “Encyclopedic Palace”

On March 15, the Art Newspaper published the story “Curators have mixed reactions to the artist roster for Venice Biennale” – exactly the kind of piece one might expect before a show laden with so many expectations of its own. … Continue reading

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Reasons to Love the Region: “Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan and its Neighbors”

Speaking of the Venice Biennale, just a day after we posted about YARAT!‘s second annual Baku Public Art Festival PARTICIPATE, the Baku-based art center was already circulating an announcement for “Love Me, Love Me Not: Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan and its … Continue reading

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At last, the list! Massimiliano Gioni reveals the residents of his Encyclopedic Palace

Today marks the opening of the Sharjah Biennale, but the online art world seems to be all  a twitter about other news: while hints have been dropped – less and less subtly, we might add – over the last few … Continue reading

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Radya, Taus and Biennales Galore: In Which We Get Excited about 2013

In today’s post on Artforum.com, Linda Yablonsky surveyed the opening of New York’s first post-Sandy season, which saw the triumphant return of galleries like David Zwirner, Casey Kaplan and Wallspace. Well, sort of triumphant. In Yablonsky’s words, all the openings … Continue reading

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Udo Kittelmann to curate the Russian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale

Fresh on the heels on Massimiliano Gioni’s unveiling of his theme “The Encyclopedic Palace,” Artguide reports that the Stella Art Foundation has announced  that the curator of the Russian Pavilion for the 55th Venice Biennale will be Udo Kittelmann, director … Continue reading

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