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May Newsletter

This month is the inauguration of the much-anticipated 56th Venice Biennale, All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor. There has already been great excitement at the news of El Anatsui receiving the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, and the appointment of the International Jury: Naomi Beckwith (USA), Sabine Breitwieser (Austria), Mario Codognato (Italy), Ranjit […]

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El Anatsui Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

El Anatsui is the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia – All the World’s Futures. The decision was made by the Board of Directors of la Biennale chaired by Paolo Baratta, upon recommendation of the Curator of the 56th International Art Exhibition […]

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55th Venice Biennale: The Encyclopedic Palace

The 55th International Art Exhibition took place in Venice from June 1st to November 24th, 2013 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale, as well as in various venues the city. The title chosen by curator Massimiliano Gioni was ‘Il Palazzo Enciclopedico / The Encyclopedic Palace’. Massimiliano Gioni introduced the choice of theme evoking the […]

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54th Venice Biennale 2011

54th Venice Biennale 2011: ILLUMInations 4th June > 27th November 2011 The 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale was directed in 2011 by Bice Curiger. Bice Curiger is an art historian, critic and curator of international exhibitions. Her curatorial activity at Kunsthaus Zurich parallels her important work in the publishing sector. In 1984, […]

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African Artists “Making Worlds”

Thoughts on the African presence at the 53rd Venice Biennale “Perhaps new worlds emerge where worlds meet.” Daniel Birnbaum When questioned by Frieze website Editor Sam Thorne about “the controversy surrounding the African Pavilion in 2007”, Daniel Birnbaum, Artistic Director of the 53rd Venice Biennale, stated that he would be “working with artists from African […]

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Africa’s ‘first official pavilion’ at the 52nd Venice Biennale

The 52nd Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art opened to the public on 10th June. A 112-year-old institution, one of the most important events in the international art calendar, the Biennale showed signs of engagement with a fast changing twenty-first century art scene. ‘Think with the Senses, Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense’, […]

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