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‘Holding Up a Mirror’: Malaysia’s first Venice Biennale

For Malaysia’s inaugural pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, the theme and title of the exhibition, ‘May You Live in Interesting Times,’ is particularly fitting. For their first ever pavilion, the Malaysian National Art Gallery will present an exhibition by the name ‘Holding Up a Mirror.’ It will feature four […]

Nadim Karam brings one of his newest works to Venice

How often do you engage in meaningful conversation? Or, do you find yourself more and more stuck in a rut it seems of a pseudo conversation, where everyone is talking but nothing is really hitting home. Does it feel like the dialogue you have with others or hear going on around you are surface level […]

Roman Stańczak’s ‘Flight’ reverses the norm for the Polish Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale

Roman Stańczak, a sculptor commissioned to present in this year’s Polish Pavilion, is bringing the unexpected to the Venice Biennale through his large-scale project called Flight. The exhibition was curated by Łukasz Mojsak and Łukasz Ronduda and organized by the Zachęta National Gallery of Art. The sculpture, as the name alludes to, utilizes an airplane […]

Cathy Wilkes receives commission for 2019’s British Pavilion

In just a few weeks, the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale International Art exhibition will be in full swing highlighting artists from over 80 countries around the world. This year, Cathy Wilkes has received the commission to create a solo exhibition for the British Pavilion, which will run from May 11th until November 24th. […]

Iranian artist Masoud Akhavanjam to present two works alongside the Venice Biennale

Alongside the Venice Biennale, the GAA Foundation will present their exhibition ‘Personal Structures: open borders.’ The exhibition will be open to the public, free of charge, from May 11th through November 24th and will boast European and non-European artists. The exhibition will call the Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora, and the Giardini Marinaress home for the […]

Jimmie Durham to receive this year’s Golden Lion

This year, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement will be presented to American artist Jimmie Durham on the opening day (May 11th) of the 58th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. The announcement came on April 4th after Durham was selected by the Biennale’s board of directors headed by Paolo Baratta. Durham was recommended […]

Kazakhstan’s inaugural pavilion pulled from the Venice Biennale amidst odd circumstances

Ahead of the 58th Venice Biennale this May, Kazakhstan was preparing to present its debut pavilion until it was disrupted by controversy and eventually pulled from the line-up. According to the Art Newspaper, the cancellation followed pavilion curators finding out they were made redundant through a Facebook press statement due to ‘last-minute budget cuts.’ The […]