Best of Art 2017

From Edoardo Tresoldi to Ai Weiwei, from the Biennale Arte in Venezia to Documenta in Athens, from the New Museum to the Fondazione Merz. Don’t miss our selection of the best art stories of 2017.

Petrit Halilaj, vista dell’installazione, New Museum, New York, 2017

“Learning from Athens” is a mantra that is constantly being challenged, especially by those who experience the city every day and rather wonder what we are supposed to learn from Documenta.

The Public Art Fund in New York City presents “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”, Ai Weiwei’s largest and most ambitious public art exhibition.

The exhibition “Art/Afrique, le nouvelle atelier” at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris is based on Jean Pigozzi’s splendid collection, lent and exhibited on several occasions has become fundamental. Now it reveals how precious it is and not just for that continent.

The Egyptian pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice features Moataz Nasr’s video fable. Shot in a village in the Egyptian countryside, it tells of the fear that inhibits action, an experience common to humanity. #BiennaleArte2017

Edoardo Tresoldi and Designlab Experience envisioned in Abu Dhabi a garden where architecture and nature dance together in continuous connections and contrasts.

At his exhibition at the Fondazione Merz in Turin, Carlos Garaicoa confronts us with a series of socio-political reflections: power's variegated symbols, instruments and representations are an integral part of the Cuban artist's way of narrating the world.

At the Fondation Cartier in Parigi, the retrospective of the Malian photographer Malick Sidibé engrosses visitors with his quest to capture a rare vitality. Despite the lightness of his images and delightful subjects, his photos reveal the failure of a country’s dream of equality.

As birds who have temporarily taken residence in the New Museum, New York, Petrit Halilaj recreated a total of 505 found and recorded Neolithic archeological objects found in Runik before the Kosovo War.

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.

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