The Biennale’s highest prize traditionally recognizes artists participating in the show; this year, on the occasion of the its 125th anniversary, it will honor the memory of four recently deceased artistic directors.
Citing “cost reasons,” the Haus der Kunst has canceled both retrospectives, choosing to instead host a Markus Lüpertz exhibition, which some say upholds the outdated standards of German art hegemony. This decision follows the controversial ousting of former director Okwui Enwezor.
Scientologists have reportedly “infiltrated” Munich’s Haus der Kunst.
VENICE — As folks streamed into the dimmed theater and escaped the Venetian heat, I felt a sense of anticipation. Creative Time, which has been showcasing its support of socially engaged art practices for decades, made its way into the Venice Biennale’s central exhibition All the World’s Futures, organized by Okwui Enwezor.
VENICE — As I feel my way through a curtain and into a pitch-black, cavernous space, a white square shimmers in the distance.
VENICE — The Abounaddara collective has withdrawn from All the World’s Futures, the 2015 Venice Biennale’s central exhibition curated by Okwui Enwezor, claiming that their opening short film, “All the Syria’s Futures,” was “censored” by not being screened on May 5.
This week, an unfinished masterpiece, artists on Facebook, Guggenheim’s free online catalogues, Okwui Enwezor lectures on art and civic imagination, Russian space, nasty ancient graffiti and much more …