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Irish War Photographer Richard Mosse Awarded Deutsche Börse Prize  
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5/13/14 Posted 5/13/14

Irish Photographer Richard Mosse was awarded the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for his stunning photo series and film installation documenting, in unsettlingly bright pinks and brilliant fuchsias, the armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mosse was presented with the award, including a £30 thousand prize, at The Photographers’ Gallery in London yesterday. For The Enclave, Mosse spent two years embedded with rebel forces in the war-torn eastern reg... [more]

[VIDEO] Anri Sala: Ravel Ravel Unravel. French Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2013   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Anri Sala at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 1st, 2013 - November 24th, 2013
Posted 8/20/13

Anri Sala represents France at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy. The exhibition is titled Ravel Ravel Unravel, which is a play on words based on the verb ravel, as well as a reference to the French composer Maurice Ravel. The videos on display show two pianists and a DJ who tries to sync the two different performances. This year, France and Germany have swapped their pavilions in the Giardini, so Anri Sala’s project has been conceived for the space of the Ge... [more]

[VIDEO] Terike Haapoja at Nordic Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale 2013   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Terike Haapoja at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 1st, 2013 - November 24th, 2013
Posted 8/20/13

Terike Haapoja’s solo exhibition in the Nordic Pavilion is one of two exhibitions that Finland presents at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibitions are presented under the heading Falling Trees, a title that refers to an event that happened at the 2011 biennale: The Finnish pavilion was severely damaged when a large tree fell on the building. While Antti Laitinen deals with the exhibition concept in the Finnish Aalto Pavilion, Terike Haapoja c... [more]

In Anticipation of Missing Something: the Pavilions of Angola, Bahrain, and the Holy See   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 1st, 2013 - November 24th, 2013
Posted 8/14/13

It’s nearly impossible to see every work of art at the Venice Biennale and although many attempt to complete this glorious task, they often fall short. The biennale is just too monumental with the eighty-eight participating national pavilions, the extensive exhibition hall and hundred subsidiary events spread around the city. Inevitably there are always going to be one or two forgotten national pavilions tucked away in the pockets of the city or an installation by an emerging artist located... [more]

The National Pavilions, Part II: Politics vs. Imagination   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 1st, 2013 - November 24th, 2013
Posted 8/14/13

My tour through the national pavilions goes on (see Part I). We have imagined it like an artistic dérive from the material to the immaterial, from the substantial to the ephemeral. But the word ‘material’ has not only to do with the physical consistency of things. The term denotes something concrete, actual and real – a type of pragmatic and exact knowledge. The accuracy of historical analysis as well as the pragmatism of political discourse can both be included into the... [more]

[VIDEO] Yiqing Yin: In-Between / Venice Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale 2013   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Yiqing Yin at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 1st, 2013 - November 24th, 2013
Posted 8/7/13

The Venice Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia is paying tribute to the “soft art”, weaving, and Venice as the destination of the legendary “silk roads” with the exhibition “Silk Map”. Six artists from Italy and the East have been invited to create artworks for the group show: AES+F, Marya Kazoun, Mimmo Roselli, Shilpa Gupta, Marialuisa Tadei and Yiqing Yin. The Paris-based French designer Yiqing Yin created the... [more]

The Biennale collateral events: a few remarks around the stones of Venice   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 7/31/13

[Venice is] a ghost upon the sands of the sea, so weak – so quiet, – so bereft of all but her loveliness, that we might well doubt, as we watched her faint reflection in the mirage of the lagoon, which was the City and which the Shadow. This is the description of Venice that the British writer and art historian John Ruskin gives in the incipit of his famous three-volume The Stones of Venice, published in London from 1851 to 1853. In the following lines, the author expresses the real... [more]

The national pavilions. An artistic dérive from the material to the immaterial.   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 1st, 2013 - November 24th, 2013
Posted 7/31/13

'Visions of spell sometimes emerge from the lagoon like ghosts dripping endless melancholy.' These are the words that the well-known Italian art critic Antonio Morassi once used to describe the impressionistic views of Venice by Francesco Guardi – the great 18th century painter (and also Giambattista Tiepolo's brother-in-law). Morassi's description does justice to the evanescent, ghostly quality of Guardi's paintings; there, Venice seems to disappear in a tangle of colors and vaporized for... [more]

[VIDEO] Mark Manders: Room with Broken Sentence / Dutch Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale 2013   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Mark Manders at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 1st, 2013 - November 24th, 2013
Posted 7/28/13

Room with Broken Sentence is the title of Mark Manders’ exhibition at the Dutch Pavilion at this year’s Venice Art Biennale. Mark Manders is representing the Netherlands at the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. Curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, the exhibition covers a 23 year span of Manders’ activity. The show combines existing installations with a new monumental 4 meter high sculpture. Mark Manders: Room with Broken Sentence / Dutch Pavilion, Venice Ar... [more]

[VIDEO] Valentin Carron. Swiss Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale 2013   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Valentin Carron at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 1st, 2013 - September 24th, 2013
Posted 7/28/13

The artist Valentin Carron is representing Switzerland at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in the Swiss Pavilion in the Giardini. Carron conceived an exhibition that consists of wall and floor-based sculptural pieces, installation and readymade artwork. An over 80 meters long iron snake greets the visitor at the entrance and accompanies him through the whole exhibition. The main room of the pavilion features Windows, wall-based artworks inspired by the public and... [more]

[VIDEO] Konrad Smoleński / Polish Pavillon, Venice Art Biennale 2013   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Konrad Smoleński at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 1st, 2013 - September 24th, 2013
Posted 7/28/13

Konrad Smoleński represents Poland at the Venice Art Biennale 2013. His monumental installation in the Polish Pavilion in the Biennale’s Giardini is titled Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More. The work is a continuation of the previous explorations of Konrad Smoleński, who focuses his interest on sound. Two church bells that have been cast especially for this exhibition are at the center of the installation. Two walls of loudspeakers and other elements complete the work. In regul... [more]

[VIDEO] Alfredo Jaar: Venezia, Venezia / Pavilion of Chile at Venice Biennale 2013   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Alfredo Jaar at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 1st, 2013 - November 24th, 2013
Posted 7/16/13

Alfredo Jaar is representing Chile at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy. His work is a detailed model of the Biennale Giardini with all the art pavilions, placed in an enormous water tank. In regular intervals, the pavilions slowly sink and reappear again. Alfredo Jaar was born in Santiago, Chile in 1956. He has lived in New York since 1982. Alfredo Jaar has participated in the Venice Biennale (1986, 2007, 2009), São Paulo Bienal (1985... [more]

[VIDEO] Lara Almarcegui / Spanish Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale 2013   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Lara Almarcegui at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 1st, 2013 - November 24th, 2013
Posted 7/9/13

At the 55th Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Spain is represented by Lara Almarcegui, an artist who’s work often deals with urban wastelands and modern ruins. For the Spanish Pavilion, she conceived an installation that refers to the architecture and construction of the building that was constructed by Javier de Luque in 1922. Lara Almarcegui fills the pavilion’s spaces with mountains of different materials such as brick, concrete, cement, and glass: the same type an... [more]

[VIDEO] Vadim Zakharov. Danaë / Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Vadim Zakharov at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 1st, 2013 - November 24th, 2013
Posted 7/2/13

Russia is participating in the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia with Russian artist Vadim Zakharov’s exhibition Danaë, curated by Udo Kittelmann. Vadim Zakharov’s show focuses on the ancient Greek myth of Danaë, the mother of Perseus by Zeus. The myth of Zeus and Danaë has inspired many works of art, including the picture by Rembrand which was damaged in 1985 by a madman who threw sulphuric acid onto the canvas. Vadim Zakharov gives the mythol... [more]

[VIDEO] Tavares Strachan: Polar Eclipse / Bahamas Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2013   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Tavares Strachan at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 1st, 2013 - November 24th, 2013
Posted 7/2/13

The artist Tavares Strachan represents The Bahamas in the nation’s inaugural pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2013. Curated by Jean Crutchfield and Robert Hobbs, Tavares Strachan conceived an immersive installation that includes different media such as neon signs, video, sculpture, and painting, and surrounds the viewer by documentation of a reenactment of a historic narrative: the 1909 polar expedition of Robert Peary and Matthew Alexander Hens... [more]

[VIDEO] Ai Weiwei: Bang / German Pavilion at French Pavilion / Venice Art Biennale 2013   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Romuald Karmakar, Santu Mofokeng, Dayanita Singh, Ai Weiwei at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 1st, 2013 - November 24th, 2013
Posted 7/2/13

Warning: For their presentations at this year’s Venice Art Biennale, France and Germany swapped their pavilions, so please watch the signage if you visit the show! I think that this is a fantastic idea. Imagine France is Germany, Europe is Asia, and she is he, and dogs are cats, and everything is everything. There is also some very good reason that the German pavilion features works by Ai Weiwei, Romuald Karmakar, Santu Mofokeng, Dayanita Singh, but damn, I guess you just want to see Ai W... [more]


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