Yesterday the Gulf Labor Coalition, which is an official participant of the central exhibition of the 2015 Venice Biennale, and the G.U.L.F. (Gulf Ultra Luxury Faction) group staged a variety of protest actions at the international exhibition.
VENICE — On Wednesday the Gulf Labor Coalition held the first in a series of four panels it is organizing as part of the 2015 Venice Biennale.
In response to the German government’s insistence on imposing austerity measures on Greece, the artists representing Germany at this year’s Venice Biennale have made a simple but powerful statement in support of the debt-ridden nation.
VENICE — As I feel my way through a curtain and into a pitch-black, cavernous space, a white square shimmers in the distance.
If you make the pilgrimage to the Venice Biennale this year, among the many artistic spectacles you will encounter is an actual shrine.
Over the course of the last month, the number of countries exhibiting at the 56th annual Venice Biennale has dropped from 90 to 88, following the withdrawal of Costa Rica and Kenya from the show.
Outrage had been growing within Kenya’s artistic community ever since it was announced that only one Kenyan had been selected to represent the country at this year’s biennale.
Following reports of Italian art historian Germano Celant getting paid three-quarters of a million Euros (~$1 million) to curate a pavilion for the upcoming Milan Expo, The Art Newspaper conducted an investigation into the pay of independent curators.
When the 14th la Biennale di Venezia International Architecture Exhibition announced that it had (finally) roped in world-renowned architect Rem Koolhaas as the director of the Architecture Sector to lead its ranks, the speculative — often skeptical — architecture crowd wore its mixed emotions on its sleeve.
BERLIN — In a visually stunning multichannel video installation, “The Enclave” (2013), Richard Mosse has created an immersive environment that plunges the viewer into the heart of the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The installation in the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale consists of multiple screens positioned throughout the center of the room; they are transparent scrims, so you can see the projection simultaneously from both sides.
A special report in the June 2013 edition of The Art Newspaper delves into the question of diversity, or lack thereof, of artists in the international art olympics that is the 55th Venice Biennale.
VENICE — After all of the seeing and being seen, it was a huge relief to enter Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), curated by Massimiliano Gioni, the youngest artistic director of La Biennale in 110 years. This museum-like exhibition featuring work from over 150 artists from 38 countries made throughout the past century is split between two massive locations: the Central Pavilion at the Giardini, and the Arsenale, which is roughly twelve times the size of an American football field.