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55. International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia. 1 June – 24 November 2013

Le Gaggiandre all'Arsenale (2010). Photo: Giulio Squillacciotti, la Biennale di Venezia © 2013

Le Gaggiandre all'Arsenale (2010). Photo: Giulio Squillacciotti, la Biennale di Venezia © 2013

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Venice 2013: Where do I find what? We put together an overview of examples of cultural production, events, exhibitions, and participations coming from the African continent and its diaspora during the 55. International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. While locality is not the main quality of any artistic production, it is the key idea of Contemporary And (C&) to provide a platform and create visibility for African perspectives within the broad context of the global art business. The following artists and spaces deserve a visit:  

THE PAVILIONS

ANGOLA  (WINNER: Golden Lion for Best National Participation)

LUANDA, ENCYCLOPEDIC CITY

EDSON CHAGAS

Commissioner: Ministry of Culture

Curators: Beyond Entropy (Paula Nascimento, Stefano Rabolli Pansera)

Venue: Palazzo Cini, San Vio, Dorsoduro 864, 30123 Venezia .

CÔTE D’IVOIRE

TRACES AND SIGNS

FRÉDÉRIC BRULY BOUABRÉ, TAMSIR DIA, JEMS ROBERT KOKO BI, FRANCK FANNY

Commissioner: Paolo De Grandis

Curator: Yacouba Konaté

Venue: Spiazzi, Castello 3865 (near Arsenale), 30122 Venezia .

EGYPT

TREASURIES OF KNOWLEDGE

MOHAMED BANAWY,  KHALED ZAKI

Commissioner: Ministry of Culture

Curator: Khaled Zaki

Venue: Pavilion at Giardini, 30122 Venezia

KENYA

REFLECTIVE NATURE # A NEW PRIMARY ENCHANTING SENSITIVITY

KIVUTHI MBUNO, CHRISPUS WANGOMBE WACHIRA, ARMANDO TANZINI, FAN BO, LUO LING & LIU KE, LU PENG, LI WEI, HE WEIMING, CHEN WENLING, FENG ZHENGJIE, CÉSAR MENEGHETTI

Commissioner: Paola Poponi

Curators: Sandro Orlandi, Paola Poponi

Venues: Caserma Cornoldi (D), Castello 4140, 30122 Venice and Venice International University (E), San Servolo Island, 30135 Venezia .

SOUTH AFRICA

IMAGINARY FACT: CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICAN ART AND THE ARCHIVE

ANDREW PUTTER, ATHI-PATRA RUGACAMERON PLATTER, DAVID KOLOANEDONNA KUKAMA, GERHARD MARXMAJA MARX, PHILIP MILLER, JAMES WEBB, JOANNE BLOCHJOHANNES PHOKELA, NELISIWE XABA, PENNY SIOPIS, SAM NHLENGETHWA, SUE WILLIAMSON, WIM BOTHA, ZANELE MUHOLI

Commissioner: Saul Molobi

Curator: Brenton Maart

Venue: Sale d’Armi Nord (at Arsenale), 1st Floor, Paviglione D2b, 30122 Venezia

Performance dates

Nelisiwe Xaba:  The Venus in Venice, 6-8 June, 18.00, location : Ca d’Dio next to Arsenale Vaporetti stop

Athi Patra Ruga (walking performance), 2-4 June, Performance starts at Campo dei Frari at 20.15

ZIMBABWE

DUDZIRO: INTERROGATING THE VISIONS OF RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

PORTIA ZVAVAHERA, MICHELE MATHISON, RASHID JOGEE, VOTI THEBE, VIRGINIA CHIHOTA

Commissioner: Doreen Sibanda

Curator: Raphael Chikukwa

Venue: Santa Maria della Pietà, Sestiere Castello 3701, 30122 Venezia

MAIN EXHIBITION

Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, The Encyclopedic Palace

The Exhibition Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace) will be laid out in the Central Pavilion (Giardini) (C) and in the Arsenale (F) forming a single itinerary, with works spanning over the past century alongside several new commissions, including over 150 artists coming from 37 countries. These artists deserve your eyes: 

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Papa Ibra Tall, Steve McQueen, Neïl Beloufa, Bouchra Khalili

FURTHER VENUES

GERMAN PAVILION

AI WEIWEI, ROMUALD KARMAKAR, SANTU MOFOKENG, DAYANITA SINGH

Commissioner/Curator: Susanne Gaensheimer

Venue: French Pavilion at Giardini, 30122 Venezia

FUTURE GENERATION ART PRIZE @ VENICE 2013

The Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice presents the second edition of the first global art prize with 21 artists from almost all continents and 16 different countries. 21 independent artists’ statements, including the main prize winner, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and special prize winners: Ryanne Tabet, Marwa Arsanios, Jonathas de Andrade, Micol Assaël and Ahmet Ögüt, offer a rich scope of artistic positions, mapping and discovering groundbreaking and future tendencies of a new generation of artists.

Organization: Victor Pinchuk Foundation;  PinchukArtCentre

Venue: Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Dorsoduro 874 (Accademia), Venezia May 29 – Sep 1, 2013  

This list is based on the official press information and other sources. We do not assume responsibility regarding the correctness.

 

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