Venice Biennale 2017: new artists

The 57th edition of the Venice Biennale, to take place from 13 May to 27 November 2017, has announced its new selected artists. While France will be represented by Xavier Veilhan, five artists have been chosen to illustrate their respective countries: Hammad Nasar, will be representing the United Arab Emirates through an exhibition on play. Spain will be represented by Jordi Colomer, while artist Sharon Lockhart will defend Poland through a project on adolescence. Manuel Ocampo will represent the Philippines and James Richards will be participating on behalf of...

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A biennale in the form of a work in progress

Organised by the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva, the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2016, taking place from 10 November to 29 January 2017, is no other than a work in progress. Every week, on its web site, artist interviews are being presented as a preview to the event. The representation of the old Qatari tradition of falconry, the concept of immortality or else the relationship to performance via film… This fourth week features interviews with Yuri Ancarani, the duo Massimo d’Anolfi & Martina Parenti, and Emily Wardill, three of the biennale’s protagonists. Let’s remember that 27 new works have been produced by the Centre d’Art Contemporain de Genève for this...

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Révélations biennale teams up with D’Days

Révélations, the international biennale for artistic and creative professions, will be holding its third edition from 3 to 8 May 2017 at the Grand Palais in Paris. Révélations is the key economic and cultural event for the French and international sector of artistic professions, presenting over 400 exhibitors to 45,000 visitors. By choosing to make their dates coincide, Révélations and D’Days are teaming up to turn Paris, in May 2017, into the global economic centre of creation in art and design professions. Bear in mind that the design festival D’Days will be held from 2 to 14 May, gathering around one hundred players in the field (publishers, schools, museums, foundations, companies and galleries). According to René-Jacques Mayer, president of the D’Days association, “the relationship between artistic professions and design, and vice versa, is obvious, backed up by French expertise. Making D’Days and Révélations converge promotes joint and complementary expression to serve contemporary creation.” The Republic of Chile will be the country of honour at the next edition of Révélations. Chile will be represented by a manifesto-project in memory of international artist Violeta Parra, celebrating the centenary of her...

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5th Çanakkale Biennial in Turkey cancelled

Less than three months before the launch of the 5th Çanakkale Biennial in Turkey, the event’s organisers have announced its cancellation. Beral Madra, the biennale’s co-curator and director since 2012, has declared that she has resigned “willingly”. This incident occurs at a time when Turkey has introduced a state of emergency throughout the country following a coup d’état and massive government-led arrests. The biennale’s organisers refer to the increasingly restricted role held by free expression in the country. The biennale’s chosen theme this year was “Homeland”. Over 40 artists were supposed to take part, including Turkish Nevin Aladağ and Halil Altındere, but also international names such as Bouchra Khalili and Alfredo Jaar. The biennale’s cancellation follows on other incidents in the same vein this year. Istanbul’s Art International has been postponed until April 2017, and the continuous projection by artist Işıl Eğrikavuk on a hotel rooftop was forced to stop. Meanwhile, the Istanbul Biennale, scheduled to start in September 2017, is untouched for now, and its curators, artist duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, have already started their research in...

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A hundred artists at the 10th Taipei Biennial 2016

Titled “Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future”, the 10th edition of the Taipei Biennial will be held under the direction of Corinne Diserens from France, from 10 September 2016 to 5 February 2017 at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. The exhibition gathers works by around a hundred international artists including Saâdane Afif,  Francis Alÿs, Tacita Dean, Santu Mofokeng, Jean-Luc Moulène, Ad Reinhardt, Walid Sadek, Chi-Yu Wu, Sum-Sum Shen, Chihying Musquiqui, Paola Yacoub, Wei-Li Yeh and Shih-Chiang...

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