Reconciling Secular Art in Sacred Spaces Related Press Reconciling Secular Art in Sacred Spaces 20 July 2019, Hyperallergic

VENICE — The two most arresting exhibitions I saw among the Venice Biennale's collateral displays were Sean Scully's Human and Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy: Mare Nostrum, curated by Phong Bui and Francesca Pietropaolo for The Brooklyn Rail. Scully's show is a magisterial display of a...

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The significance of Auckland artist Dane Mitchell's Venice Biennale appearance Related Press The significance of Auckland artist Dane Mitchell's Venice Biennale appearance 2 July 2019, New Zealand Listener

Extinct fish. Subduction zones. Non-military explosions. Lost musical scores. I'm surrounded by lists. They wash across the floor in beautifully rolling piles of white paper. Overhead, every three seconds or so, another entry emerges from a printer hidden on a stand on a giant scroll that cascades gently to the room's hardwood floor. This will...

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Rising Tides and Climate Change Color the Venice Biennale This Year Related Press Rising Tides and Climate Change Color the Venice Biennale This Year 24 June 2019, Hyperallergic

VENICE, Italy — Acqua alta : high water. It's something Venetians have learned to live with, when the city floods under high tides and strong winds. It mainly happens in the winter, but even under the mild May sunshine, the crowds sipping coffee in Saint Mark's Square will sometimes get their feet wet. At these times, the lines between...

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‘I am one and the same person’ – Georg Baselitz looks back at a life in art Related Press ‘I am one and the same person’ – Georg Baselitz looks back at a life in art 12 June 2019, Apollo

The exhibition 'Baselitz – Academy' at the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice gathers work that goes right back to the beginning of Georg Baselitz's career, when he was still a student in West Berlin in the years around 1960, but is hardly a retrospective. There are long gaps (barely anything from the '80s or '90s, for example), and the focus is on...

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Hong Kong pavilion at Venice Biennale closes amid extradition bill protests Related Press Hong Kong pavilion at Venice Biennale closes amid extradition bill protests 11 June 2019, South China Morning Post

According to a photo posted on Facebook by Christina Li, guest curator of artist Shirley Tse's exhibition at the pavilion, a notice in English and Italian at the entrance reads: 'Due to unforeseen circumstances, the exhibition Shirley Tse: Stakeholders, Hong Kong in Venice will be closed on June 12, 2019. Please excuse us for the inconvenience.'...

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Suki Seokyeong Kang continues experimenting with space at Venice Biennale Related Press Suki Seokyeong Kang continues experimenting with space at Venice Biennale 14 May 2019, The Korea Herald

Suki Seokyung Kang’s multipart installations are neatly organised so as not to interfere with one another. The space invites people to walk, sit and stand among minimalist installations in soft colours. The Korean contemporary artist is introducing two works at the 58 th Venice Biennale’s main exhibition May You Live in Interesting Times...

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The Best Things to See at the 2019 Venice Biennale Related Press The Best Things to See at the 2019 Venice Biennale 13 May 2019, AnOther

The 58 th edition of the Venice Biennale, May You Live in Interesting Times curated by Ralph Rugoff–from London’s very own Hayward Gallery–proves to be as interesting as its title promises. Venice is an easy city to get lost in, and it’s easy to see why Proust dubbed the city’s labyrinth of alleyways a network of 'innumerable slender capillary...

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Venice Biennale empowers women, diversity Related Press Venice Biennale empowers women, diversity 12 May 2019, Korea Times

This year, all Koreans at the Venice Biennale are women. The Korean Pavilion is curated by Kim Hyun-jin and three participating artists Jung Eun-young, also known as siren eun young jung, Jane Jin Kaisen and Nam Hwa-yeon. At the main exhibition, the works of three Korean women artists Lee Bul, Suki Seokyeong Kang and Anicka Yi are on view.

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‘Pressure and stress are viewed in a negative way. But you have to put yourself under pressure’ Related Press ‘Pressure and stress are viewed in a negative way. But you have to put yourself under pressure’ 9 May 2019, The Irish Times

The Shrinking Universe, the exhibition by Ireland’s representative at the Venice Biennale 2019, Eva Rothschild, has just opened in one of the event’s main venues, the vast Arsenale, once the workshop of the Maritime Republic and still an architectural wonder. Rothschild, a Dublin-born sculptor long resident in London, has a strong track record in...

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'I used to be afraid of colour!' Eva Rothschild, Ireland's dockside voice in Venice Related Press 'I used to be afraid of colour!' Eva Rothschild, Ireland's dockside voice in Venice 9 May 2019, The Guardian

'The weird thing about Venice,' says Eva Rothschild, sitting in her Hackney studio, surrounded by crated sculptural components ready to ship to the Biennale, 'is that it’s the shiniest show in the world, and everyone else has done it before, except for the artists.' It’s true: most of the 87 national pavilions at the Biennale are run by teams who...

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The Art Newspaper's pick of the 2019 Venice Biennale Related Press The Art Newspaper's pick of the 2019 Venice Biennale 30 April 2019, The Art Newspaper

There are hundreds of exhibitions in Venice during the Biennale. Alongside the main exhibition in the Giardini and Arsenale, there are 90 national presentations, many in nearby pavilions in the Giardini and in spaces around the Arsenale, but also dotted throughout Venice. Then there are the official collateral exhibitions in museums and galleries...

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