On receiving the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, Jimmie Durham sang a hymn composed of many different languages: happy and heart-wrenching, paradoxical and poetic, just like his work has always been. We remember the American artist who passed away at the age of 81 with an article published during the 2019 Art Biennale.
The Biennale is a symbol of Venice, and it's open even in these difficult days. Here’s the ideal itinerary for those who never visited it, and for those who would like to visit it again before the end of the exhibition on November 24.
The two books curated by Chiara Bertola and Fiona Biggiero from the studio of Joseph Kosuth bring together art, architecture and ornament in a stroll through the streets of Venice.
Among the collateral events surrounding the Venice International Art Exhibition, Catalonia presents To Lose Your Heads - Idols, the complex life of statues in public spaces.
The work by İnci Eviner focuses on isolation, fragmentation and the impossibility of living fully or speaking openly.
At Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, Leonor Antunes intertwines references to key figures of the Modernist tradition of post-war Venice, like Franca Helg and Franco Albini, Savina Masieri and Egle Renata Trincanato.
Ten national participations seen at the 58. International Art Exhibition interpreting the theme “May You Live In Interesting Times”, chosen by this year’s curator Ralph Rugoff.
The artist Kris Lemsalu investigates the creative power of birth and gathers on her “ship” a team of collaborators including performers, a poet and a researcher.
These are difficult times, but we can still believe that resistance is possible. This is the challenge set by the curator Ralph Rugoff through the works of 79 artists presented both at the Arsenale and the Central Pavilion in the Giardini in Venice.
The artists Boudry and Lorenz use their bodies as a political act for a whispered revolution at the Venice Biennale.
With stalactites of hair and chromo-therapy, the landscape created by Shoplifter at the Icelandic pavilion explodes and contaminates its visitors.