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60 seconds with Mohau Modisakeng - 57th Venice Biennale Artist

Tim Marlow at the 57th Venice Biennale: The Arsenale

May 24: Empathy

<b>May 24: To represent itself at the 2017 Venice Biennale, South Africa has chosen an odd couple.</b><p><b>Mohau Modisakeng</b> (*1986, Soweto) presents <i>Passage</i> …

Cape Town

SA Pavilion voted in top 10 at the ‘Olympics of Art’ | Zobo.co.za:South Africa News, Updated Every Minute

South Africa’s entry into the 57th Venice Biennale has garnered serious affirmation from many quarters within the art community. The show is on until …

News (South Africa)

At the 57th Venice Biennale

There was a moment at the party for the South African pavilion where something significant happened. BCUC had addressed the audience. They had …

Love Stories

Venice Biennale: African artists missing in action

A South African Artist’s Self-Portraits Excavate the Traumas of Apartheid

On March 9, 2015, at the University of Cape Town, the student and activist Chumani Maxwele walked over to a bronze statue of the nineteenth-century British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes and flung a bucket of human excrement at the monument. It was the first in a series of rebellious acts that …

The Venice Questionnaire #29 – Lucy MacGarry, co-curator of the South African Pavilion

<b>ArtReview sent a questionnaire to artists and curators exhibiting in and curating the various national pavilions of the 2017 Venice Biennale, the</b> …

African artists at the Venice Biennale | Financial Times

This year is turning out to be a good one for the South African artist Dineo Seshee Bopape. In March, she was one of four recipients of the Sharjah …

10 to see at the 2017 Venice Biennale

Phyllida Barlow RA, Installation view, folly, 2017.<p>Photo: Ruth Clark © British Council. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.<p>Rachel Maclean, Spite …

Venice Biennale 2017 highlights: what to see at the Giardini, national pavilions and beyond

Now that the frenzied opening week of the Venice Biennale is over and the art world hordes have retreated, it is actually possible to see the art itself. And there’s plenty of time because the Biennale - which includes the national pavilions in the public Giardini along with Christine Macel’s …

Venice Biennale: slaps, drenchings and Dobermans on the prowl

The main show is a woolly walk through hand-wringing hippydom and flowerpot trainers. But elsewhere, the biennale bares its teeth in works of danger and daring<p>An upbeat shout-out for the enduring power and vitality of art, Viva Arte Viva provides the title of both the 57th Venice Biennale and its …

Venice Biennale 2017 Highlights Photos

Photo: Getty Images<p>It’s been called both the Olympics and the EPCOT Center of the art world. Every two years, international art stars convene at the Venice Biennale to represent their respective countries with extraordinary works, from interactive performance pieces to immersive installations to …

Sculpture

Venice Biennale: African pavilions and the politics of space

Finding space in Venice: An installation by Mali artist Abdoulye Konatè; 'Magnetic Memory/Historical Resonance' by José António Oliveira at the …

Venice Biennale: Whose Reflection Do You See?

VENICE — Timing isn’t everything, but it’s a lot. If the bland, soft-power 2017 Venice Biennale, called “Viva Arte Viva,” had arrived two, or four, or six years ago, it might have passed muster, even made sense. But coming post-Brexit and post-Trump, it feels almost perversely out of sync with the …

Despite Obstacles, African Countries Shine at the Venice Biennale

Africa

Six Stories, Twice Retold - Interview Magazine

At the 57th Venice Biennale’s South African Pavilion, Candice Breitz offers a set of stories, ones we’re perhaps less inclined to listen to than we’d …