Venice Biennale 2017

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What I learned watching Phyllida Barlow create a funny, majestic work for morally shabby Brexit Britain | Charlotte Higgins
The great British sculptor, who died this week, had a thrilling intelligence – and her messy, tottering, giant installations made you see and feel the world differently

Charlotte Higgins

14, Mar, 2023 @1:38 PM

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Trump v the art world: from a gold toilet to his latest culture war
The state department has yet to select an artist for next year’s Venice biennale – the latest sign of the Trump administration’s toxic relationship with the arts

Jake Nevins

30, Jul, 2018 @4:08 PM

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Adrian Searle's top 10 art shows of 2017
Chris Ofili stitched up Eden, Rodney Graham went stilt-walking, Picasso biked to the bullfight and Rachel Whiteread poured herself a hot water bottle. But the year belonged to the unsettling, eruptive visions of Wolfgang Tillmans

Adrian Searle

12, Dec, 2017 @6:40 PM

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Mark Bradford: the artist and ex-hairdresser forcing America to face ugly truths about itself
He caused a sensation at the Venice Biennale by turning the US pavilion into a comment on slavery, Trump and police brutality. The outspoken painter talks about feeding off rejection, muscling into Monet territory – and what he’d like to do to middle-class lawns

Lanre Bakare

14, Nov, 2017 @6:22 PM

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Tehching Hsieh, extreme performance artist: 'I give you clues to the crime' | Brigid Delaney
The Venice Biennale is hosting the biggest exhibition of work by the Taiwanese artist Marina Abramović calls ‘the master’. He looks back with Brigid Delaney

Brigid Delaney in Taipei

24, Oct, 2017 @5:00 PM

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Venice Biennale: Putin has a hot date as dance surrenders to orgasmic quivers and S&M taboos
Marie Chouinard’s sexually charged debut programme sees dancers locked up like zoo animals then unleashed, while Vladimir Putin is taunted with whips – and made to dance with a Nubian Queen

Judith Mackrell

04, Jul, 2017 @12:38 PM

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Among the victims, my kind, funny friend Khadija Saye, and her mum
Artist Sanaz Movahedi recalls the young art photographer who died in the Grenfell Tower fire and whose work is on show at the Venice Biennale

Sanaz Movahedi

17, Jun, 2017 @8:54 PM

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Venice world heritage status under threat
While the local population dwindles, passengers from giant cruise ships continue to flood into La Serenissima. So how are locals trying to save the city?

Lisa Gerard-Sharp

26, May, 2017 @5:30 AM

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Art of the state: how the Venice Biennale is tackling the refugee crisis
Tunisia and fictional nation NSK are issuing passports instead of showing art at this year’s Biennale. It’s a satirical swipe at the refugee crisis, but does it reduce asylum seekers to mere spectacle?

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Venice

16, May, 2017 @12:35 PM

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Venice Biennale: slaps, drenchings and Dobermans on the prowl
The main show is a woolly walk through hand-wringing hippydom and flowerpot trainers. But elsewhere, the biennale bares its teeth in works of danger and daring

Adrian Searle

15, May, 2017 @6:06 PM

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57th Venice Biennale review – the Germans steal the show
Migrant boats, vulnerable teens, a teeming Faustian hell… conscience pervades the Biennale’s big pavilions

Laura Cumming

14, May, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Pink Floyd, Jane Austen and virtual reality – the week in art
The V&A’s blockbuster Pink Floyd show opens, along with Mat Collishaw’s recreation of an 1839 photography exhibition – all in your weekly dispatch

Jonathan Jones

12, May, 2017 @10:42 AM

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