Fittingly titled The Laboratory of the Future, the 18th edition of the show instructed participants to reuse materials and minimize their carbon footprint.
Can We Find Compassion in the Grotesque?
Monstrous Faces and Caricatures invites viewers to confront ugliness and the questions it raises about how we relate to it.
Discovering How Black Women Might Forge a Path to Freedom
The “Loophole of Retreat” symposium at the Venice Biennale demonstrated that the personal is not only political; it’s also where most of humanity lives.
In Venice, the Roma People Take Center Stage
The history of the Roma and Sinti in Poland and Europe is that of marginalization, exclusion, misrepresentation, and persecution.
Mapping Out “Refugee Modernism” at the Venice Biennale
Yiddishland Pavilion artists Yevgeniy Fiks, Avia Moore, and others effectively question the borders that continue to define the art world.
At the Venice Biennale, a Border-Defying Yiddishland Pavilion
Yiddishland is a porous and generative project that threads itself through various pavilions, subtly undermining the national logic of the biennale.
Reflecting on Nationalism at the Venice Biennale
There are 30 nations represented in the international exhibition. Some aren’t in their best moment today. A comics diary.
Cecilia Vicuña Sees Venice Through Her Mother’s Eyes
The artist’s portrait of her mother, painted in 1977 and reproduced on the vaporetti of Venice, may be one of the most evocative artworks in the Biennale.
Office for Contemporary Art Norway Presents “The Sámi Pavilion” at the Venice Biennale
In a historic first, artists Pauliina Feodoroff, Máret Ánne Sara, and Anders Sunna transformed the Nordic Pavilion into a celebration of the art and sovereignty of the Indigenous Sámi people.
At the Venice Biennale, Simone Leigh Embraces Sovereignty
Leigh’s transformation of the US National Pavilion is no immersive installation, but rather a proposal in sculpture, and by sculpture.
Captivating Highlights From the 2022 Venice Biennale
Writer and curator Laura Raicovich shares her favorite works from the exhibition and moments of elevation during her Campari-fueled trip to Venice.
In Historic First, Simone Leigh and Sonia Boyce Win Venice Biennale’s Golden Lions
They are the first Black women to represent their countries in the international exhibition.