lunedì 21 dicembre 2015

Geoffrey Farmer per il Canada

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As the commissioner of the Canada Pavilion in Venice, the National Gallery of Canada announces that Geoffrey Farmer will represent Canada in 2017 at the 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, in Italy.
Geoffrey Farmer selected Kitty Scott, the Carol and Morton Rapp Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, as the curator of the Pavilion who will work alongside Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery who will act as the project director.
Held every second summer, La Biennale di Venezia is among the most prestigious contemporary art events in the world, and the only international visual arts exhibition to which Canada sends official representation.
"Some of the most complex and extraordinary works to emerge on the Canadian scene over the last ten years were made by Geoffrey Farmer,” commented the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Gallery of Canada, Marc Mayer, “especially Leaves of Grass, a work that cemented Farmer’s international reputation when it was presented in Germany at dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012. We are privileged that it is now part of our national collection."
Farmer combines theatrical techniques such as staging and improvisation to create rich and layered works that are open to interpretation and propose multiple alternative narratives. Developed over extended periods of time, his sculptures and installations are in a constant state of transformation as the artist continues to revisit and alter them.
Geoffrey Farmer was born in 1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he continues to live and work. He attended the Art Institute of San Francisco in 1990-1991, and the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1992.
Over his 20-year career, his installations have been acclaimed around the world and have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including at the Louvre, Paris, the Tate Modern in London, dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany, the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art in Zurich, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada. He is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery in Vancouver and Casey Kaplan Gallery in New York.
Selection Committee
The artist was chosen by a selection committee convened by the National Gallery of Canada. The committee was composed of Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator and Associate Director at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, Mark Lanctôt, Curator at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Marc Mayer, Director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada, and Kitty Scott, the Carol and Morton Rapp Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Canada’s participation at the 56th Biennale di Venezia
Canada’s participation at the Biennale this past summer featured a very successful presentation of Canadassimo, an installation by the art collective BGL. From May 5 to November 22, 2015, the Quebec City-based artists attracted the largest attendance ever recorded by Canada at the Biennale, with 259,547 visitors.
“Once again, BGL dazzled viewers with their installation. Surprising and thoughtful, it left a lasting impression on visitors, and differentiated the Canada Pavilion with originality and candor. BGL helped underscore the richness of Canada’s contemporary art scene”, said the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Gallery of Canada, Marc Mayer.
Every second year, La Biennale di Venezia brings together visual arts presentations from over 80 countries in its International Art Exhibition. For more than 60 years, the work of the most accomplished Canadian artists has been featured at the Canada Pavilion, located in the Giardini di Castello, one of the Biennale’s two main sites. This participation has served to highlight the quality of contemporary Canadian art in international circles.
The official Canadian representation at La Biennale di Venezia will be made possible through the generous financial support of private philanthropists and corporations from Canada and abroad.
About the National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections of historical and contemporary Canadian art. The Gallery also maintains Canada's premier collection of European Art from the 14th to the 21st century, as well as important works of American, Asian and Indigenous Art and renowned international collections of prints, drawings and photographs. In 2015, the National Gallery of Canada established the Canadian Photography Institute, a global multidisciplinary research center dedicated to the history, evolution and future of photography. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada has played a key role in Canadian culture for well over a century. Among its principal missions is to increase access to excellent works of art for all Canadians. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @gallerydotca.
For media only: For more information, please contact:
Josée-Britanie Mallet
Senior Media and Public Relations Officer
National Gallery of Canada

Irlanda cercasi curatore

C'è tempo fino al 1 Febbraio per candidarsi per la curatela del Padiglione Irlandese tutte le info qui

Culture Ireland, in partnership with the Arts Council, invites expressions of interest for the role of Commissioner of Ireland’s national representation at the Venice Art Biennale in 2017. The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is 5.30pm, Monday, 1 February 2015
The aim of supporting Ireland’s representation at this event is to raise the profile of Irish artists and increase their international opportunities. The Venice Art Biennale serves as a global showcase for artists and offers a prominent platform for Irish artists to engage with international audiences, curators and gallerists. here

Tracey Moffatt per l'Australia

L'artista Tracey Moffatt rappresenterà alla prossima Biennale l'Australia.

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The Australia Council for the Arts today announced Tracey Moffatt has been selected to represent Australia at the 57th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale 2017.
Tracey Moffatt will be the sole artist exhibiting at the Australian Pavilion in the Giardini, with the exhibition to be curated by Natalie King.
Venice Biennale 2017 Commissioner Naomi Milgrom AO said she was thrilled that Tracey had agreed to represent Australia at the Venice Biennale in 2017. “With a career spanning over 25 years, Tracey is one of Australia’s celebrated and differentiated contemporary artists, invigorating the art scene both locally and internationally. Tracey is the first Australian Indigenous artist to present a solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale marking this appointment as significant, bold and inspirational. A moment to be celebrated by all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, as it will be by all Australians.”
Tracey Moffatt said she was privileged and very excited to be invited to develop a solo exhibition in the Australian Pavilion.
“Last week when Commissioner Naomi Milgrom telephoned to inform me that it was to be me Ms Moffatt for Venice in 2017 I was a little in shock,” Ms Moffatt said.
“Naomi Milgrom and the wonderful curator Natalie King and I will indeed enjoy our Venice 2017 journey together and we three will make sure that we keep up the humour.
“But we three are dead serious about art. Naomi with her collecting and commissioning, Natalie who has worked as a curator for more than half her life and as for me, I haven’t really had a life; I’ve only had art.
“I’ve already started on my artworks for the Australian Pavilion. Thank you, this is a privilege for me.”
 Tracey Moffatt is one of Australia’s most successful artists, both nationally and internationally. Highly regarded for her formal and stylistic experimentation in film, photography and video, her work draws on the history of cinema, art and photography as well as popular culture and her own childhood memories and fantasies.
Tracey has held around 100 solo exhibitions in Europe, the United States and Australia. Some of her films have been selected for the Cannes Film Festival and in 1997, she was invited to exhibit in the Aperto section of the Venice Biennale. In 2016 the Art Gallery of NSW will present Laudanum and other works, which will provide an in-depth study of her use of the still and moving image.
Australia Council Chair Rupert Myer AO said the Council was extremely pleased to have one of Australia’s most prominent contemporary artists exhibiting at the pavilion. “The Venice Biennale is the most important and prestigious event on the international contemporary arts calendar and the Council considers our involvement to be an important part of the way we promote Australian artists to international audiences,” Mr Myer said.
“At this year’s Biennale, which closed on 22 November, a record 287,690 people visited the new Australian Pavilion to see Fiona Hall’s wondrous installation, and we are delighted to now build on this momentum into 2017 with Tracey Moffatt.”
Tracey’s exhibition will be curated by Natalie King. Natalie is a curator and widely published arts writer with more than two decades experience in international contemporary art. Her unique cultural footprint has seen her develop a depth of expertise and networks across indigenous as well as contemporary arts, realising landmark projects in Australia, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Current roles include Chief Curator of Biennial Lab, City of Melbourne; Senior Research Fellow, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne and Creative Associate of MPavilion. She has curated Tracey’s work into group exhibitions at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and 13th Dong Gang International Photo Festival, Korea.
Tracey was selected by a five-member panel comprising: Naomi Milgrom AO, Australian Commissioner for the Venice Biennale 2017, Chair of the Selection Advisory Panel; Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator, Public Art Fund, New York; Rebecca Coates, Acting Director, Shepparton Art Museum and independent curator; Lisa Havilah, Director, Carriageworks; and Chris Saines, Director, Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art.
Naomi Milgrom also said that she was delighted to announce the continued support of The Balnaves Foundation as the Major Partner, and The University of Melbourne and White Rabbit Gallery as Supporting Partners.
“The Venice Biennale is Australia’s key private-public arts partnership and through our collaborative efforts we are able to maximise international profile and opportunities for Tracey Moffatt and the broader Australian contemporary visual arts sector. As the new Commissioner for Australia, I’d like to acknowledge and thank our Major and Supporting Partners, and all our individual donors for their continued commitment to this project.”

Artist Biography

Born in Brisbane in 1960, Tracey Moffatt studied visual communications at the Queensland College of Art, from which she graduated in 1982.
Themes such as struggles between individuals, childhood cruelties in suburban life, the toughness of life on the ‘frontier’, the subversion of stereotypes and relations between black and white Australians are apparent in her works. Referencing the artist’s own life and experiences, Moffatt’s work deals with the human condition in all its complexities.
Since her first solo exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney in 1989, she has exhibited extensively in museums all over the world. She first gained significant critical acclaim when her short film Night Cries was selected for official competition at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature film, beDevil, was also selected for Cannes in 1993. In 1997, she was invited to exhibit in the Aperto section of the Venice Biennale. A major exhibition of Moffatt’s work was later held at the Dia Center for the Arts in New York in 1997/98 which consolidated her international reputation.
Comprehensive survey exhibitions of Moffatt’s work have been held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2003-4), the Hasselblad Centre in Goteburg, Sweden (2004) and at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (2011). In 2006, she had her first retrospective exhibition Tracey Moffatt: Between Dreams and Reality in Italy, at Spazio Oberdan, Milan. In 2007 a major monograph, The Moving Images of Tracey Moffatt, was published by Charta Publishers, Milan.  A solo survey exhibition featuring all seven video montage works at the Museum of Modern Art, New York opened in May 2012.
Tracey Moffatt was the recipient of the 2007 Infinity Award for art by the International Center of Photography, New York. Infinity Awards are given for outstanding achievements in photography by honouring individuals with distinguished careers in the field and by identifying future luminaries.
Tracey Moffatt is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York.
Image courtesy of the Artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Kirstine Roepstorff per la Danimarca

Il sito Artnews comunica che l'artista Kirstine Roepstorff rappresenterà la Danimarca alla prossima Biennale di Venezia 2017

domenica 6 dicembre 2015

La Biennale + Google Culture

Vi siete persi la Biennale?

Nessun problema, qui nel mio blog trovate un sacco di materiale e fotografie, ma ora c'è anche Google Culture che offre una ricca messe di documentazione, concordata con la Biennale stessa. 

GOOGLE CULTURAL INSTITUTE + 136 artisti provenienti da 53 Paesi, 159 nuove produzioni realizzate per questa edizione e le mostre nei padiglioni nazionali di 70 Paesi, a portata di clic. 

È stata annunciata il 21 ottobre a Roma presso il Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo la collaborazione tra la Biennale di Venezia e Google. Alla presenza del Ministro Dario Franceschini, il Presidente della Biennale Paolo Baratta e il Direttore del Google Cultural Institute Amit Sood hanno presentato il progetto che porta sulla piattaforma del Google Cultural Institute una selezione di opere e padiglioni della Biennale Arte 2015 curata da Okwui Enwezor.

Il progetto, realizzato grazie alle tecnologie all'avanguardia sviluppate dal Google Cultural Institute, è uno strumento sperimentale che mira ad ampliare la possibilità con cui avvicinarsi alla Biennale Arte 2015. Da un lato, infatti, favorirà chi vuole già iniziare a scoprire la Mostra prima di recarsi a Venezia, dall'altro ne consentirà la fruizione e archiviazione anche dopo la conclusione ufficiale (22 novembre 2015).

Nell’ultimo mese di apertura della Biennale Arte, la Mostra Internazionale e le mostre di 80 Paesi in 70 Padiglioni Nazionali sono su oltre che su Si potranno sfogliare le oltre 4.000 opere e immagini documentali contenute nelle diverse collezioni e nelle mostre digitali, o ancora accedere alla visualizzazione delle aree espositive interne ed esterne dei Giardini e dell’Arsenale grazie a più di 80 immagini Street View.