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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 […]

As the Brexit deadline nears, UK pavilions think ahead to the Venice Biennale

Nearly two months ahead of the start of the 58th Venice Biennale, artists and galleries from the UK are already shipping artworks to mainland Europe for safe holding. The extra cushion of time is due to concerns over the upcoming deadline for Brexit: March 29th. By shipping artworks ahead of B-day, so to speak, artists […]

The Venice Biennale announces artists list for ‘May You Live in Interesting Times’

After months of speculation and curiosity over who would be part of the Venice Biennale’s main show ‘May You Live in Interesting Times,’ running from May 11th through November 24th, the wait is over. The list of those participating in the show was recently announced by show organizers. 79 entries will make up the show ranging from […]

Ghana to hold debut pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale

In a few short months, Ghana will make its debut appearance in the Venice Biennale with a spectacular selection of artists. Felicia Abban, John Akomfrah, El Anatsui, Ibrahim Mahama, Selasi Awusi Sosu, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye are the six artists representing the country for their first pavilion in the 58th edition of the esteemed collection of […]

Installation by Edmund de Waal will highlight Venice’s Jewish Ghetto during 58th Biennale

Coinciding with the beginning of the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale happening this year, an installation by author and ceramicist Edmund de Waal will highlight the floating city’s 500-year-old Jewish Ghetto. psalm, which will run from May 7th until September 29th, will consist of two exhibitions between two different locations within the Venetian district […]