martedì 29 aprile 2014

Il Padiglione di Singapore ospiterà l'artista Charlie Lim

Saltata l'edizione del 2013, Singapore ritorna con Charlie Lim che è stato selezionato a rappresentarla alla Biennale 2015 di Venezia, con la collaborazione del curatore Shabbir Hussain Mustafa, della Galleria Nazionale di Singapore.

mercoledì 16 aprile 2014

Joan Jonas per gli USA

Dal profilo fb la Artupdate annuncia che per gli USA ci sarà Joan Jonas

Da poche ora è attivo il sito dedicato dal Mit, che seguirà l'organizzazione dell'evento , ecco l'indirizzo : 

English, from the web site 

About MIT and the Venice Biennale

Joan Jonas’ exhibition at the U.S. Pavilion in 2015 will be the third Venice Biennale project the MIT List Visual Arts Center has presented, preceded by Fred Wilson: Speak of Me as I Am(2003) (commissioner Kathleen Goncharov) and Ann Hamilton: Myein (1999) (commissioners Katy Kline and Helaine Posner). In addition, MIT alumna Jennifer Allora represented the United States in 2011 in Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla: Gloria, organized by the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Joan Jonas has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1998 and is currently Professor Emerita.
The U.S. Pavilion is curated by Ute Meta Bauer, a former colleague of Jonas’ at MIT who is currently the director of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and Paul C. Ha, Director of the MIT List Visual Arts Center who also serves as commissioner for the project.
About the MIT List Visual Arts Center
In 1950, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology established the Hayden Gallery. In 1985, it was renamed the List Visual Arts Center in recognition of a gift from Vera and Albert List and relocated to its current location in the Wiesner Building, which was designed by MIT Alumnus I.M. Pei (B.S. Architecture, 1940), and Partners Architects.
Highly respected for its innovative, provocative, and scholarly exhibitions and publications, the List is one of the most significant university art galleries in the country. It presents six to nine exhibitions annually and a broad range of educational programs. The Center maintains and adds to MIT’s permanent collection; commissions new works through the MIT Percent-for-Art program, a collection of more than 50 site-specific artworks throughout the campus; and oversees the Student Loan Art Program, a very popular and unusual program for a university, which lends more than 500 works of art annually to MIT undergraduate and graduate students.
About the Arts at MIT

Nearly 80 percent of incoming freshmen have prior training in the arts and nearly 50 percent of all MIT undergraduates enroll in arts courses each year. The arts at MIT connect creative minds across disciplines and encourage a lifetime of exploration and self-discovery.  They are rooted in experimentation, risk-taking, and imaginative problem solving. The arts strengthen MIT’s commitment to the aesthetic, human, and social dimensions of research and innovation. Artistic knowledge and creation exemplify MIT’s motto—mens et manus, mind and hand.  The arts are essential to MIT’s mission to build a better society and meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Pamela Rosenkranz al Padiglione Svizzero

Ecco giungere anche il nominativo per il Padiglione Svizzero, che è  Pamela Rosenkranz. 

Press release
Pamela Rosenkranz (b.1979) will be responsible for the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion during next year’s Venice Art Biennale. The Biennale, a globally leading platform for contemporary art, will take place from 9 May to 22 November 2015.
Pamela Rosenkranz, born in the Canton of Uri, Switzerland, has been selected to create the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion for the next Art Biennale in Venice. The choice was made by the biennials jury of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. The International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia is considered one of the most important worldwide platforms for contemporary art, with last year’s edition attracting around 400,000 visitors. The forthcoming 56th edition is due to open in May 2015.
Rosenkranz’ work employs the internet-driven thinking of her generation. With a wide scope of references, ranging from politics, history, philosophy and technology to pop-culture, she translates complex issues into accessible sets of symbols, using a variety of shiny surfaces. Amongst other elements Rosenkranz uses skin-coloured finger painting on high-tech materials, colour schemes of global corporations, soft drinks and water bottles in her work. She confronts these products with their material reality and their synthetic appearance. With unexpected references to topics we encounter in the generated images and overabundant information of everyday life, Pamela Rosenkranz creates links that enable us to see things in an unexpectedly connected way while haunting and alienating us at the same time.
«Salon Suisse» at Palazzo Trevisan for the fourth time 

Complementing the exhibition at the national pavilion in the Giardini of Venice, the Swiss Arts Council is once again organising the «Salon Suisse» at the Palazzo Trevisan in the heart of Venice’s old town. Initiated by Pro Helvetia in 2012, the «Salon» makes use of the Art Biennale environment to enhance the Swiss art scene’s international network. With a series of challenging events, it brings together artists, specialists, students and other interested visitors from all over the world.

Further information and high-resolution images at
Press Information

Switzerland: Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia Press Office
Claudine Chappuis, Communication
Tel +41 44 267 71 36, Fax +41 44 267 71 06, 

giovedì 10 aprile 2014

Moon Kyungwon e Jeon Joonho per la Corea del Sud

Dal sito coreano è annunciato che per la prossima edizione la Corea del Sud avrà gli artisti Moon Kyungwon e Jeon Joonho, curatore Lee Sook-kyung

From the web site 

Lee Sook-kyung, research curator of Tate Research Center, has been selected to curate the Korea Pavilion of the 2015 Venice Biennale, while duo artists Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho have been chosen to represent the Korean Pavilion, according to the Korea Arts Council. 

The selection was made based on recommendations by a committee of seven art experts and interviews with candidates. 

Lee has curated numerous exhibitions, including those of Korean media artist Nam June Paik and American media artist Doug Aitken when she worked at Tate Liverpool. She is also expected to curate the exhibition of a new Nam June Paik collection recently purchased by Tate. 

Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho are media and installation artists whose collaborative works were featured in the Kassel Documenta, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious contemporary art fairs in Germany, in 2012. 

The duo was named the artist of the year by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea in 2012. 

The 56th Venice Biennale is scheduled to be held next year in Venice from May 9-Nov. 22. 

By Lee Woo-young  (

IC -98 per la Finlandia

IC -98 è il nome del duo artistico che rappresenterà la Finlandia alla prossima Biennale di Venezia nel 2015.

La sigla  rappresentativa degli artisti Visa Suonpää e Patrik Söderlund che inizialmente, quando si fondarono nel 1998, si chiamavano "Iconoclast", trasformato poi nella sigla IC-98.

Attualmente sono in mostra presso la galleria Beaconsfield  di Londra (da cui la foto) 

From web site

Based in Turku, Finland, IC-98 is Visa Suonpää (b. 1968) and Patrik Söderlund (b. 1974). In 2015, IC-98 will represent Finland in the Venice Biennale.

IC-98 (originally 'Iconoclast', founded in 1998) aims to realize its objectives typically in collaborations, drawings, animations and books. The objectives are not programmatic, nor are the messages unequivocal – on the contrary, they are in constant movement towards the intersections of individual intuition and mutual agreements – the ideal is a free space of thought. IC-98 is interested in events, which did not take place, fantastic connections between things, heresies and pure systems of thought, the presence of history in everyday life, the body politic, social formations and architectural constructions, control mechanism and techniques of escaping them.

The medium of choice always follows strategically the context, its history and present situation, and the objectives in question. In practice, traditional research is combined with intuitive, subjective and personal considerations. The drawings, animations and books (the typical but not only mediums of choice) are ambiguous mashups constructed from diverse sources of information. They are stages or stagings, tableaux vivants, a theatre where the world according to IC-98 is played out. All IC-98 projects can be characterized as narrative constructs, blueprints of the possible or scripts for action. They try not to close on themselves but to act as condensations of diverse fluxes, both linguistic and affective – they open up to point something out or to bring something together, like expanded collages. IC-98 strives for an expressive quality, which retains traces of incompleteness, a process or becoming – it is a language but a language which stutters, which has obscurities and strange gaps, a cartography that escapes pure reason. In general, what IC-98 is after is the virtual.