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This Colossal Marble Horse Sculpture Represents the World’s Problems - Creators

Frozen in time, 400 rocks hurtle toward a woman and a horse in Claudia Fontes's installation for the 57th Venice Biennale's Argentina pavilion, <i>The Horse Problem</i>. Colonialism, war, animal rights, and feminism are wrapped up in a suspenseful moment the Argentina-born, London-based artist captures in …

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How the Nazis Made Art Fascist

Cary Grant was there. So was the distinguished silent film star Mary Pickford. Tyrone Power, handsome swashbuckler of stage and screen, showed up …

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A Buoyant Biennale

Venice<p>At the German pavilion of Venice’s 57th Biennale, two Doberman Pinschers are on patrol behind a heavy metal fence. Inside the building, visitors walk over a plate-glass floor, an experience all the more unsettling because young people in black athletic gear are trapped below in sanitized …

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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 …

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Maidan Tent - Architectural Aid for Europe's Refugee Crisis

Over the past two years alone, more than a million people have fled the Syrian conflict to take refuge in Europe, strenuously testing the continent’s …

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What's With Those Huge Hands Rising Out of the Canals at the Venice Biennale?

Though the Venice Biennale has been going strong for 122 years now, thanks to climate change it may not be doing so for too much longer. As a new report by the <i>New York Time</i>s revealed this week, the miles of ice collapsing from Antarctica's ice sheet into the sea has the potential to raise sea …

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A Venetian Beauty Of An Exhibition: Canaletto And The Art Of Venice

Canaletto's visions of Venice are spectacular. The detail in his paintings is remarkable and brings back memories of our trips to Venice. The show …

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Venice Biennale: African pavilions and the politics of space

The theme set by 2017 Venice Biennale’s curator, Christine Macel, is “Viva Arte Viva!”, intended to celebrate artists and “art for art’s sake”. After …

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Fly From the US to Venice for Just $406

Ah, Venice: a city so iconic, historic, and beautiful, it really doesn't need an introduction. So much so, that the influx of tourism to the floating …

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Chinese show skills at Venice Biennale

Invited artist and Suzhou embroiderer Yao Huifen said she spent 20 years learning the craft."My work used to be solely traditional. For this …

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Giant White Horse Leaps Toward a Girl in Amazing Venice Biennale Installation

The 57th Venice International Art Biennale opened on May 13, and already the Argentinian Pavillion is causing a stir. Housed in the mammoth Arsenal building, Claudia Fontes‘ <i>The Horse Problem</i> is quickly becoming one of the art event's most photographed art installations. The large-scale sculpture …

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Balancing national pride and personal politics at the Venice Biennale

<b>(CNN) —</b> The NSK State has an anthem, passports, stamps, and consulates, but no territory. Founded by the Slovenian artist collective IRWIN in 1992, it's a radical art experiment that challenges concepts of migration, colonialism, history and identity.<p>And now, 25 years later, the NSK has a pavilion …

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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 …

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How giant hands in Venice combat climate change

If you visit Venice any time before Nov. 26 you'll get a lesson in climate change. No, the city won't be submerged under water, as some have feared, …

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See Reese Witherspoon's hair evolution: From brunette to 'Legally Blonde'

Her "Legally Blonde" strands landed her a place among Hollywood royalty, but Reese Witherspoon's gorgeous tresses have evolved just as much as the 41-year-old actress and producer!<p>From a natural brunette as a teen to the golden hue for which she's best known, Witherspoon is not afraid to make a big …

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The Artsy Podcast, No. 35: The Olympics of Art

<i>Artsy’s team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the best stories in art.</i><i>You can find the Artsy Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, or</i> …

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Inside 'the Moffatt memory bank': Tracey Moffatt's storytelling through art

Tracey Moffatt is one of Australia's most successful artists, both nationally and internationally.<p>Her films have screened at Cannes Film Festival and …

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REVIEW: 57th Venice Biennale – with Crystal Bennes and Tom Jeffreys

REVIEW 57th Venice Biennale: To Venice! The waters are rising, the palazzos are sinking, the art is expensive, and the mood is, err, buoyant. Kind of.

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Huge, diverse and yet monotonous, the Venice Biennale is very like the EU

The highlights included a hard-to-beat exhibition of Philip Guston paintings on the Grand Canal<p>‘Are you enjoying the Biennale?’ is a question one is often asked while patrolling the winding paths of the Giardini and the endless rooms of the Arsenale. It is not easy to answer. The whole affair is so …

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The Curators of documenta and the Venice Biennale Both Put Their Lovers in Their Shows. Should We Care?

Art World<p>The coincidence illustrates the extent to which the art world is built on close personal relationships—but some question the curators' …

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The Venice Biennale: Contemporary art gets a conscience

The Venice BiennaleContemporary art gets a conscience<p>Why the most important event in the international art calender is being called the “hippy” …

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Marcelle Joseph Interviews Venice Biennale Artist Salvatore Arancio

London-based Italian artist Salvatore Arancio presents a ground-breaking new outdoor ceramic sculptural installation at this year’s Venice Biennale.

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Venice diary

The Biennale<p>The Venice Biennale has been a rite of every second spring since 1895. The oldest biennial art fair in the world, it’s the one on which all the others are based. Australia has only been participating since 1954 — starting with Sidney Nolan, Russell Drysdale and William Dobell. This …

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Venice Biennale Artists in Focus at the Latest Paddle8 Auction!

The <b>Paddle8 auction house</b> has prepared an excellent auction <b>inspired by the recently opened Venice Biennale</b> for the second part of May. Focused on …

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Russia may charge extra to watch big-budget US films

<b>Russia's culture minister has proposed charging Russians more to watch Hollywood films as a way to support the nation's struggling film industry.</b><p>Vladimir Medinsky told MPs that the state budget for Russian cinema was less than half the Hollywood budget for a hit like The Fast and the Furious.<p>He …

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A "Drowning" Sculpture in Venice Draws Attention to the Threat of Climate Change

In a city whose very existence hinges on rising sea levels, a contemporary sculptor is drawing attention to the threat of climate change in a piece that's captivated critics, curators, and visitors at the Venice Biennale. At the Ca' Sagredo Hotel, Lorenzo Quinn erected his profound sculpture of two …

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The Good, the Bad, and the… Huh? Ranking the Venice Biennale’s Standout Moments

Art World<p>Further thoughts on events in and around the much-scrutinized 2017 art fest.<p>,<p><b>Cleverest Use of State Power</b><p>Of all the nations presenting a …

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Ryder Ripps Turns Instagram into Virtual Reality at Venice Biennale | Amuse

An internet wunderkind, artist, coder, creative director and music producer: Ryder Ripps wears many hats.<p>His outspoken ‘IDGAF’ attitude caught the eye of Kanye West and Mike Will Made It, both of whom Ripps built websites for. Amidst that and works like Drake Shake, modelling for Diddy, making the …

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jack daly expresses his wanderlust in an A to Z of worldwide adventures

combining his three favourite things — <b>illustration, typography and travel</b> — glasgow based illustrator jack daly has set about creating a ‘wanderlust …

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​the i-D guide to what you need to see at the venice biennale

Every two years, the picturesque city of Venice acts as host for the loudest and most spectacular art event in the world. Since 1895 the Venice Biennale has functioned as an authoritative marker of contemporary art through its large-scale curated exhibition, and as a kind of Olympic Games for the …

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