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A Good Neighbour: the Istanbul Biennial according to Elmgreen and Dragset

Choosing the theme of what makes a good neighbour, the Scandinavian art duo Elmgreen and Dragset have taken on the formidable challenge of directing the 15th Istanbul Biennial. 60 artists and 6 venues in an event that moves beyond the limits imposed by politics.

La ballade des pendus

Three years ago, Milan’s legendary Plastic nightclub opened a space dedicated to the contemporary arts. Named PlasMA, this new art venue creates a positively atypical exhibition context, with strictly nocturnal opening hours yet unperturbed by the relentless music of the club next door. Giovanni De Francesco has curated a special show that highlights the suspended nature of this place, and more besides.

Davide Balula, “Iron Levels”, vedute d’installazione, Gagosian, Roma, 2017

Davide Balula at Gagosian

French artist David Balula curated an experiential trajectory at the Gagosian gallery in Rome, that responds directly and specifically to the surrounding architecture.

Kemang Wa Lehulere, My apologies to time 3, 2017

Bird Song

As in a jazz improvisation, the works by young South African artist Kemang Wa Lehulere at the MAXXI museum in Rome talk about history, time and the role of the artist in society.