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martedì 12 giugno 2018

Shoplifter per l’Islanda





E’ nota come Shoplifter ma il suo vero nome è Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, islandese che vive a New York e che rappresenterà l’Islanda alla prossima Biennale di Venezia, fonte Grapevine   " Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, who works under the nom-du-guerre Shoplifter, has been announced as Iceland’s representative at the 58th Venice Biennial art fair, to be held in 2019. This prestigious event sees countries around the world put forward a single artist to represent them every two years in a sprawling exhibition series that receives over 500,000 visitors each time.

“I’m really happy about this,” said Hrafnhildur, at the announcement event. “It’s like getting to the Olympics of art. The Icelandic Pavilion always draws attention, and I do not intend to change that....  "

Kris Lemsalu per l'Estonia





Nei nuovi spazi della Giudecca l’Estonia proporrà il lavoro dell’artista Kris Lemsalu che si intitolerà “Funtain”.


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Kris Lemsalu will represent Estonia at the 58th Venice Art Biennale .Next year, the Estonian pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale will feature an exhibition by Kris Lemsalu. The working title of the project is FUNTAIN. The Estonian pavilion exhibition will be opened next May in Venice, in a spectacular industrial building on the island of Giudecca.

Lemsalu is planning to create a fantasy world that is at once real and fairy-tale, involving in the process international musicians and performance artists, many of whom she has worked with before. This environment will be created for the purpose of producing a whole and emotionally charged installation in which every viewer could participate themselves. An international team of curators and writers will begin work on the exhibition project.

“In my previous work, there are too many depictions of death, which there is already enough of in the world around me,” says Lemsalu, describing her plans for the pavilion in Venice, “and even though it can be naive to think that I will be able to ditch this subject so easily, I will at least attempt to make the viewer smile – there is all the more reason to, as in Venice, death wears a carnival mask anyway.”  

Kris Lemsalu is an artist with a distinctive visual language who makes use of combined techniques and methods from ceramic, installation and performance art. The driving forces behind her work are often events and stories from her personal life, based on which the artist creates mises en scène that enable her to make wider generalisations.

Lemsalu has studied at the Estonian Academy of Arts, the Danish Design School and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. This year, she received an Estonian national culture award for her performances at the Performa17 art biennial in New York, the David Roberts Art Foundation’s 10th anniversary events in London and for her international exhibitions in 2017. In Summer 2018 Lemsalu will be participating at the Baltic Triennial 13 and will have a solo show at the soon-opening Goldsmith's College Gallery in London at at Secession in Vienna.

Estonia’s participation in the Venice international art biennale is organised by the Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia and funded by the Estonian Ministry of Culture.

More information:
Maria Arusoo
Commissioner of Estonian Pavilion
maria@cca.ee


Marco Godinho per il Lussemburgo



L'artista Marco Godinho è stato selezionato per il padiglione del Lussemburgo lo segnala il Chronicle.lu 




Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz per la Svizzera

Swiss Presence at the 2019 Venice Biennale: Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz to exhibit at the Pavilion of Switzerland and Céline Eidenbenz to curate the «Salon Suisse» 2019
The curator of the Swiss Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia,Charlotte Laubard, appointed by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, has announced she is developing an exhibition with artists Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz. Curator and art historian Céline Eidenbenz is responsible for next year’s «Salon Suisse» at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi. The 58th International Art Exhibition will be held in Venice from 11 May to 24 November 2019.
Pavilion of Switzerland at the Giardini della Biennale, Venice, built by architect Bruno Giacometti in 1951/52 © Pro Helvetia
Charlotte Laubard notes about her collaboration with Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz: “Challenging notions of gender, Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz question the norms that govern our representations and our life in society. What lends their work such force is that it moves beyond mere criticism or deconstruction. Their installations, films and performances are conceived as dispositifs capable of inventing other ways of being in the world, ones no longer split by categories of identity and binarisms. Their practice of “denormalisation” has led them to question the “agency” of artistic objects or gestures in their relationships to those who experience them. Their interest in these modalities of action is intimately linked to their desire to find a position towards the situation of withdrawal and antagonism that we are currently experiencing.
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi © Pro Helvetia.
Organised by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the «Salon Suisse» runs concomitantly to the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion and is now in its eighth year. The programme consists of a series of lectures, talks and cultural events, and, over several long weekends, aims to provide a meeting point for the entire duration of the Biennale. It offers an opportunity to discuss art and the Biennale in a relaxed and stimulating atmosphere. Céline Eidenbenz, Director of the Valais Art Museum, will develop the programme for the «Salon Suisse» 2019 and will host all events as Salonnière.

Curated by Ralph Rugoff, the 58th International Art Exhibition will take place in Venice from 11 May to 24 November 2019 (preview from 8–10 May 2019) at the Giardini and at the Arsenale, as well as at various venues in the city.

mercoledì 6 giugno 2018

Milovan Farronato curatore per il Padiglione Italia




Finalmente anche il nostro paese ha scelto il progetto del curatore Milovan Farronato per il padiglione nazionale, 


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“Sarà Milovan Farronato il curatore del Padiglione Italia alla 58. esposizione internazionale d'arte di Venezia del 2019”. Lo rende noto il Ministro dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Alberto Bonisoli che fa sapere come il nome di Farronato sia stato individuato al termine di una procedura di selezione a cui sono stati invitati a partecipare dieci nomi rappresentativi del panorama artistico nazionale. Il progetto è stato scelto dal Ministro nell'ambito della terna proposta dalla Direzione Generale Arte e Architettura Contemporanea e Periferie Urbane. 

Tra le dieci proposte presentate, tutte attente alle più avanzate tendenze artistiche internazionali, è stato selezionato il progetto di Farronato che si concentra su un gruppo limitato di artisti a cui verrà dato spazio per presentare le proprie opere e indagare i loro universi creativi.

“Il progetto di Farronato - ha dichiarato il Ministro Bonisoli - è molto originale e innovativo anche dal punto di vista dell’allestimento, valorizza il lavoro degli artisti e pone il Padiglione in linea con il panorama artistico internazionale”.

Milovan Farronato  é il Direttore e Curatore del Fiorucci Art Trust, per il quale ha sviluppato dal 2011 il festival Volcano Extravaganza a Stromboli. Assieme all’artista Paulina Olowska, ha fondato nel 2014 il simposio Mycorial Theatre a Rabka, in Polonia, che nel 2016 è migrato a San Paolo, Brasile. Ulteriori collaborazioni includono le Magazine Sessions (nel 2016) con le Serpentine Galleries di Londra. Ha inoltre concepito The Violent No! all’interno della 14esima Biennale di Istanbul nel 2015. Dal 2005 al 2012, è stato Direttore dell’organizzazione no profit Viafarini e Curatore presso DOCVA Documentation Centre for Visual Arts, Milano.

Dal 2006 al 2010 è stato Curatore Associato della Galleria Civica di Modena, per la quale ha curato nel 2006 la mostra collettiva Egomania e le personali di Ugo Rondinone e Yayoi Kusama; nel 2007, la personale di Katharina Fritsch; nel 2008, la bipersonale di Runa Islam e Tobias Putrih e nel 2009 la personale di Christian Holstad. 

È stato professore di Cultura Visiva al CLADEM, Università IUAV, Venezia, dal 2008 al 2015.

Tra le mostre curate da Farronato si ricordano Nick Mauss, Illuminated Window, La Triennale e Torre Velasca, Milano 2017; Lucy McKenzie, La Kermesse Héroïque, presso la Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia 2017; Si Sedes Non Is presso The Breeder Gallery, Atene, 2017.

E’ stato parte del team curatoriale del Dhaka Art Summit, 2017 e fa parte del Development Committee della Chisenhale Gallery a Londra.

Farronato è l’editore di varie pubblicazioni e i suoi testi sono stati pubblicati da Mousse Magazine, Flash Art, ATPDiary, CURA, Artribune, Tate Etc., L’Uomo Vogue, Fashion Trend, tra gli altri.

 
Di seguito si riportano i nomi dei 10 curatori invitati: Antonia Alampi; Laura Barreca; Andrea Bellini; Alfredo Cramerotti; Milovan Farronato; Luigi Fassi; Andrea Lissoni; Bruna Roccasalva; Francesco Stocchi; Roberta Tenconi.

La selezione dei curatori è stata condotta attraverso l’individuazione di personalità del settore che negli ultimi anni hanno svolto significative attività non solo nel campo della curatela delle mostre di arte contemporanea ma anche nell’ambito della ricerca.  La scelta è stata eseguita tenendo conto delle esperienze maturate in campo nazionale e internazionale, garantendo anche la presenza di giovani e affermati professionisti.
 
Roma, 6 giugno 2018 
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domenica 3 giugno 2018

Nida Art Colony per la Lituania



Per la Lituania sarà il collettivo Nida Art Colony



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Nida Art Colony will be representing Lithuania at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019. This time the Colony will is going to present Sun and Sea, an opera-performance by Lina Lapelyte, Vaiva Grainyte, and Rugile Barzdžiukaite.

Initially, the creation of Sun and Sea was developed during the residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2016. At the end of the residency, the project was presented as a micro-opera version at Palermo gallery in Stuttgart. In the autumn of 2017, it was presented at the National Gallery of Arts in Vilnius and this year the artists were awarded with Borisas Dauguvietis Earring for innovation and originality.
Sun & Sea’s setting is a makeshift beach area, set up indoors to resemble as closely as possible a real-life, crowded beach: like a counter-monumental, anti-baroque theatre.

Contemporary society, a major character in the performance, is embodied by a number of performers in their bathing suits, lying on the ground looking up, while the audience looks down at them from above. In an apparent show of frivolity and laziness, the seaside sets the stage for the ominous topics addressed by the songs with the same nonchalance: complex subjects unfold easily, attractively. Like putting on sunglasses to witness a star dying.

In her recent book, Staying with the Trouble, Donna Haraway suggests that the worst position to take in what she calls ‘a time of trouble’, plagued as it is by extinction and climate change and so much else besides, is that of ‘depressed nihilism’: in the face of overbearing complexity, of an ocean of headlines, a repetition of alarmist clichés, the mind retreats, folds in, becomes incapable of conceiving of possible action, or of believing in the consequentiality of one’s individual life, or active life.

Haraway would say: “It matters what worlds world worlds”. This phrase, seemingly so esoteric, means simple things: it is time for the sciences to recognise the arts and humanities, and for the arts and humanities to do the same back. Only through collaboration and exchange, through new imaginaries and new forms are we perhaps likely to set the stage for more interspecies and ecological re-thinks of this fragile planet. It is key, Haraway argues, for worlds once apart (science and humanities, social sciences and geology… the list goes on) to reconnect.

The authors of opera-performance Sun and Sea are Rugile Barzdžiukaite, Vaiva Grainyte, and Lina Lapelyte

The curator Dr Lucia Pietroiusti (London) is the Public Programmes Curator at the Serpentine Galleries in London.

The commissioner of the pavillon Prof Jean-Baptiste Joly (Stuttgart) is the Founder and Artistic Director of Akademie Schloss Solitude.

Producer Dr Rasa Antanavičiūtė (Vilnius) is the Executive Director of VAA Nida Art Colony.

Remy Jungerman e Iris Kensmil per l'Olanda



Per il Padiglione Dutch ci saranno Remy Jungerman  e Iris Kensmil


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The Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Biennale functions as an important podium which embraces the occasion of national representation as an opportunity to reflect on the Netherlands’ (inter)national image vis-à-vis the current rapid transformations in Dutch society. The Mondriaan Fund is responsible for the Dutch entry.

Remy Jungerman and Iris Kensmil selected for the Dutch Pavilion in 2019

Work of visual artists Remy Jungerman (1959) and Iris Kensmil (1970), brought together by Benno Tempel for a joint presentation, has been selected as the Dutch contribution to the 58thedition of the Venice Biennale, that is to take place in 2019. The selection of this exhibition, entitled ‘The Measurement of Presence’ has been made public by the Mondriaan Fund, that was advised in that regard by an international jury.

Curator Benno Tempel (director of the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague) brings together the work of Remy Jungerman and Iris Kensmil in a presentation that has developed as a tribute to conceptual artist stanley brouwn, who passed away last year. The way in which brouwn looked at the world and how he handled his art strategically form an inspiration to generations of young artists. Jungerman and Kensmil, too, use their work to go into the necessity for artists to position themselves and to take the proper measure of the world.

Together with Jungerman and Kensmil, Tempel has developed a plan in which they present us with different visions of the notion of identity, in a presentation that offers room to reflect on our relation to the other. The jury appreciates the way in which the three artists relate to these valuable  themes and considers the exhibition in the Dutch Pavilion as an appropriate recognition of their work.

The jury selected the proposal of Benno Tempel from among seventy proposals that were submitted at the beginning of this year after an open call from the Mondriaan Fund.

The jury of the Dutch entry of 2019 consists of: Carlos Amorales (artist and participant in the Dutch Pavilion in 2003 and solo-participant in the Mexican Pavilion in 2017), Zippora Elders (freelance curator and artistic director of Kunstfort Vijfhuizen), Xander Karskens (artistic director of the Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen and curator of the Finnish Pavilion in 2017), Mirjam Westen (conservator contemporary art in Museum Arnhem and part of the jury in 2017) and Birgit Donker (director Mondriaan Fund) as chair.

The 58th Venice Biennale will run from 11 May tot en met 24 november 2019.

venerdì 1 giugno 2018

Charlotte Prodger per la Scozia


Ieri il sito  http://scotlandandvenice.com   ha annunciato che è stato scelto Charlotte Prodger per la Scozia 



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Charlotte Prodger to represent Scotland at 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
On behalf of the Scotland + Venice partnership, Creative Scotland is delighted to announce that Charlotte Prodger has been selected to represent Scotland at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
Commissioned and curated by Linsey Young with Cove Park, Prodger’s presentation will be a major solo exhibition of new work opening on 11 May 2019 and running until 24 November 2019.
Charlotte Prodger works with moving image, sculpture, writing and performance. The commission for Scotland + Venice will provide her with the opportunity to produce a new single channel video work that will build on her sustained exploration of “queer wilderness”. Prodger will develop this new work over a series of research and production residencies at Cove Park, one of Scotland’s foremost residency centres and will be supported by the artist’s production consultant Mason Leaver-Yap. On its return to Scotland the work will tour the Highlands and Islands while Dutch arts organisation If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part of Your Revolution, who are supporting the production of the work, will lead on a subsequent international tour.
Discussing the forthcoming work for the Biennale, Charlotte Prodger commented: “Growing up in the rural, agricultural environment of Aberdeenshire as a young person, I understand landscape and queerness as inherently linked. And, as someone who identifies as queer, I’m excited by the fluid borders of identity – especially the perceived edges of gender and geography. The productive crux of this new work is precisely where all these things come into contact with one another.”
Nominated for the Turner Prize this year, Prodger won the Margaret Tait Award in 2014, was shortlisted for the Jarman Award in 2017 and, in the same year, was awarded a Paul Hamlyn Award. Scotland + Venice provides Prodger with a major international platform at this key moment in her practice.
On being selected for Scotland + Venice 2019, Prodger continued: “I feel honoured to have this opportunity and it means a great deal to me to represent Scotland in Venice. The public funding I received through six years of free higher education – and subsequently in the form of artist bursaries to develop work across several years – has been absolutely crucial in enabling me to realise and sustain a practice. In addition to this, the generosity of friendships and local dialogues within Glasgow’s art, music and queer community continue to be fundamental in the development of my work.”
Linsey Young, Curator for Scotland + Venice 2019 commented: “It is a great honour to have the opportunity to commission Charlotte Prodger to represent Scotland at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale de Venezia. I am particularly thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Charlotte, Alexia Holt and the team at Cove Park alongside Mason Leaver-Yap to share Charlotte’s work within the unique context of the Biennale.”
Alexia Holt, Associate Director of Cove Park commented:  “Cove Park is thrilled to have this opportunity to work with Charlotte as she produces a major new commission for such an important international platform. Charlotte’s first residency was at Cove Park in 2010 and we have followed the development of her work closely over the last 8 years. We were delighted to be able to offer Charlotte a residency in the summer this year to support her practice at such an exciting point in her career. Working with curator Linsey Young, artist’s production consultant Mason Leaver-Yap and the wider project team promises to be a wonderful experience and we are very pleased the Scottish presentation of Charlotte’s work for Venice will take place at Cove Park in 2020, our 20th anniversary year.”
The Venice Biennale is recognised as the foremost global presentation of visual art. This will be the ninth presentation supported by the Scotland + Venice partnership (Creative Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland and the British Council Scotland), continuing to build Scotland’s strength and reputation as an important international voice in visual art.
Amanda Catto, Chair of the Scotland + Venice partnership commented:“We are delighted to be commissioning Charlotte Prodger to make new work for Scotland + Venice 2019.  Charlotte is a remarkable artist who is making important and compelling work that resonates with audiences nationally and internationally.  This new commission will enable her to make a rich and distinctive contribution to the most significant international festival of contemporary art, the Venice Biennale. We are excited to be working with Charlotte, Cove Park, Linsey Young and the many other collaborators who will be making the project possible and very much look forward to premiering the new work in May 2019.