Golden Lions in Venice for Anne Imhof and Franz Erhard Walther, Silver for Hassan Khan

At an event in Venice this morning, the organizers of the 57th Arte Biennale announced that Anne Imhof has won the Golden Lion for best national participation, for her chilling show in the German pavilion, which involves a dark, fractured … Read More

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First-Ever Nigeria Pavilion Opens at the Venice Biennale

Today marked an historic occasion at the Venice Biennale: the opening of the first-ever Nigeria Pavilion, located in the Scoletta dei Battioro e dei Tiraoro, an early 18th century building that was once home to Venice’s gold thread and gold … Read More

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McArthur Binion Addresses the Past in a Stunning Suite of Paintings

One of the first galleries in the Giardini section of Christine Macel’s curated exhibition at the Biennale, “Viva Arte Viva,” is a skylit display of paintings by the African-American artist McArthur Binion. Complited between 2014 and 2016, this suite of … Read More

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Here Is the Artist List for the 2017 Venice Biennale

Quietly, with apparently no fanfare, the organizers of the Venice Biennale have released the artist list for this year’s edition, titled “Viva Arte Vive” and organized by Christine Macel, which opens this year on May 13. It includes deceased heavyweights like Bas Jan Ader … Read More

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‘Smallest Participating Country’ at 2017 Venice Biennale To Be Represented by Vincent J. F. Huang

Taiwanese-born artist Vincent J. F. Huang will once again represent the Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Aida Yuen Wong, the chair of the department of fine arts at Brandeis University, will curate the pavilion.The primary … Read More

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