1) Behind the Biennale: A Short History of the World’s Most Important Art Exhibition
“A world with no Biennale would rob us of these moments, when the present fights the past — or just talks to it a little bit.”
What would the world be like without the Venice Biennale? A chorus of art-world insiders and Venice locals respond with insights and stories, helping us navigate the cultural influence of this somewhat enigmatic, 120-year-old exhibition. Produced in collaboration with UBS, and directed by Oscar Boyson, this film pulls back the curtain on the event’s reach, extending beyond art and into politics and history at large. weiterlesen
2) Unpacking the World’s Most Important Art Exhibition
3) Your Guide to the National Pavilions
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Boobs and Bollocks Await in Sarah Lucas’s Venice Biennale Pavilion
Looking at the past 20 years of art by Sarah Lucas, you get the feeling she likes to laugh.
4) Behind the Biennale: BGL Builds a Canadian Corner Store in Venice
A sneak peek into the Canadian Pavilion, as artist collective BGL transforms the modernist octagonal building into a convenience store, sleeping loft, and paint-splattered studio, all under the guise of exterior scaffolding. Curator Marie Fraser chimes in, describing how BGL alters architecture to transport viewers beyond traditional, immaculate art spaces and into the creative process—one of constant experimentation and renovation.
5) Beyond the Biennale: 21 Top Shows to See Around Venice
The 56th Venice Biennale opens May 9th, filling the floating city to the brim with work by 136 artists representing 53 countries—and that’s just in the main exhibition. Curated by Okwui Enwezor, the Biennale will remain open for over six months, giving visitors plenty of time to investigate the abundant collateral events and exhibitions scattered throughout the city’s elegant palazzi and along its canals. weiterlesen