Venice Biennale

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‘Existing is an act of resistance’: the Syrian refugees creating design from displacement
An installation at the Venice Architecture Biennale shows how camp residents have transformed the raw materials of aid to preserve their heritage and culture

Greta Rainbow

18, Oct, 2021 @8:44 AM

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The artist, the mafia and the Italian job: is heist mystery about to be solved?
The theft of a vanload of Leon Kossoff’s work haunted the painter for 50 years. Now historians hope some might be recovered

Dalya Alberge

22, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 review – a pick’n’mix of conceptual posturing
Refugee camps, ad-hoc mosques and Wetherspoon’s carpets are among the muddle of answers to the well-intentioned curatorial question: ‘How will we live together?’

Oliver Wainwright

21, May, 2021 @4:50 PM

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Wayne McGregor on his virus-killing dancefloor: 'I try to transcend the mask'
As he prepares to shake up the ‘Eurocentric’ Venice Biennale, the Royal Ballet choreographer talks about his fears for the arts – and how social distancing has made dancers of us all

Lyndsey Winship

01, Nov, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Hard-partying ex-YBA Sarah Lucas: 'I was pretty wild'
As the shamelessly bawdy artist thunders towards her 60s, she talks about knobby guys, life in metal-detecting country – and coping with all her hair falling out last year

Andrew Gilchrist

24, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Venice architecture biennale postponed due to coronavirus
Event that brings together global design practitioners opts to delay launch until August, as Italy prepares for drastic restrictions on public events

Guardian staff

04, Mar, 2020 @5:04 PM

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Six Nations to Stormzy: which events could be cancelled by coronavirus?
Following postponement of World Athletics and Ireland v Italy rugby match, as well as cancellation of Mabel and Stormzy gigs, could the Olympics be next?

Lucy Campbell, Sachin Nakrani, Andrew Pulver, Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Oliver Wainwright

26, Feb, 2020 @4:05 PM

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Sonia Boyce first black woman to represent Britain at Venice Biennale
Artist caused storm in 2018 when she removed painting of nymphs from Manchester Art Gallery

Alex Needham and Lanre Bakare

12, Feb, 2020 @10:36 AM

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‘People were afraid of me’: the artist who turned her breasts into a cinema
Valie Export outraged Viennese society with her fiercely feminist art – then sent her own audience racing for the exit as she paraded in crotchless clothes. Fifty years later, she still likes to shock

Hettie Judah

03, Dec, 2019 @11:52 AM

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Carlos Cruz-Diez obituary
Venezuelan artist whose installations reflected his obsession with the understanding of colour

Oliver Basciano

04, Aug, 2019 @3:35 PM

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The Guardian view on ‘discovering’ overlooked artists: look to the present, too | Editorial
Editorial: It’s wonderful when artists are given the attention they deserve late in life – but there’s little cause for self-congratulation


26, May, 2019 @5:25 PM

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Mawkish monuments and the beach from hell: our verdict on the Venice Biennale
It has dancing monsters, a smoking pigeon and a ship full of migrants that sank. But this year’s haunting, standout show is Lithuania’s beach full of doomed sunbathers

Adrian Searle

12, May, 2019 @3:42 PM

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