Geometric patterns, anthropomorphic characters, architectural spatial environments, and relics of the ancient world appear throughout Jess Johnson's artworks.Johnson's solo art-ventures began in drawing, but her long-term collaborative relationship with animator Simon Ward brings her drawings to life in videos and virtual reality. The animator has...
In 2012, Melati Suryodarmo opened Studio Plesungan in her native Surakarta, also known as Solo, the historic royal capital of the Mataram Empire of Java in Indonesia. Suryodarmo had returned to Indonesia from Germany, where she studied Butoh and choreography with Butoh dancer and choreographer Anzu Furukawa, time-based media with avantgarde...
Under the direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
11 May–24 November 2019The 58th International Art Exhibition, titled 'May You Live In Interesting Times', is curated by Ralph Rugoff and develops from the Central Pavilion (Giardini) to the Arsenale and includes 79 participants. It also includes 89 National Participations in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the historic city centre of Venice. In addition 21 Collateral Events which are admitted by the curator and promoted by non-profit bodies and institutions, take place in several locations.
'The title of this Exhibition could be interpreted as a sort of curse where the expression "interesting times" evokes the idea of challenging or even "menacing" times, but it could also simply be an invitation to always see and consider the course of human events in their complexity, an invitation, thus, that appears to be particularly important in times when, too often, oversimplification seems to prevail, generated by conformism or fear.' –Paolo Baratta, President Biennale di Venezia
Australian Pavilion: Angelica Mesiti, 'ASSEMBLY'
Brazilian Pavilion: Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, 'Swinguerra'
British Pavilion: Cathy Wilkes
Bulgarian Pavilion: Lazar Lyutakov and Rada Boukova, 'How We Live'
Canadian Pavilion: Isuma
Chile Pavilion: Voluspa Jarpa, 'Altered Views'
Czech and Slovak Pavilion: 'Stanislav Kolíbal. Former Uncertain Indicated'
Danish Pavilion: Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind, 'Heirloom'
Dutch Pavilion: Iris Kensmil and Remy Jungerman, 'The Measurement of Presence'
Finland Pavilion: The Miracle Workers Collective, 'A Greater Miracle of Perception'
Georgian Pavilion: Anna K.E., 'REARMIRRORVIEW, Simulation is Simulation, is Simulation, is Simulation...'
German Pavilion: Natascha Süder Happelmann, 'Ankersentrum (Surviving in the Ruinous Ruin)'