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Venice Biennale 2013

Venice Biennale 2013

Golden Lions for Tino Sehgal, Angolan Pavilion at Venice Biennale

The Golden Lion. (Courtesy the Venice Biennale)

It’s awards time in Venice.

The Venice Biennale’s jury presented its top honor, the Golden Lion, to Tino Sehgal for his work in Massimiliano Gioni’s biennale exhibition, “The Encyclopedic Palace,” and to Angola for the best national pavilion, which included a show by photographer Edson Chagas and a group show called “Angola in Motion.” (Thanks to Artforum for directing us to the news.) Read More

Venice Biennale 2013

The Venice Biennale International Jury Has Been Selected

Jessica Morgan

Venice Biennale officials have announced the five members of the International Jury, which will determine the recipients of the coveted Golden and Silver Lion prizes at this year’s exposition. The jury, which will be led by Jessica Morgan, the Daskalopoulos Curator of International Art at Tate Modern, will also include Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, the chief curator of the 9a. Bienal do Mercosul in Porto Alegre, Brazil and curator for contemporary art at the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in New York and Caracas, Francesco Manacorda, who was recently appointed artistic director of Tate Liverpool, Bisi Silva, founder and director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria, and Ali Subotnick, curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.  Read More

Venice Biennale 2013

Latvia Selects Kaspars Podnieks and Krišs Salmanis for Venice Biennale Pavilion

Three curators, two artists, two institutions, one Biennale pavilion. (Courtesy e-flux)

With the opening of the 2013 Venice Biennale just a few months away, countries are finalizing their plans for their national pavilions. The latest to state its intentions is Latvia, which announced that Kaspars Podnieks and Krišs Salmanis will represent it at the international showcase. The pavilion is being organized by Anne Barlow and Courtenay Finn, who are respectively director and curator of New York–based nonprofit Art in General, as well as Alise Tīfentāle, who is serving as the representative for the KIM? Contemporary Art Center, of Riva, Latvia. The news comes to us via Artforum. Read More