55. International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia. 1 June – 24 November 2013
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:
LUANDA, ENCYCLOPEDIC CITY
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture
Venue: Palazzo Cini, San Vio, Dorsoduro 864, 30123 Venezia .
TRACES AND SIGNS
Commissioner: Paolo De Grandis
Curator: Yacouba Konaté
Venue: Spiazzi, Castello 3865 (near Arsenale), 30122 Venezia .
TREASURIES OF KNOWLEDGE
MOHAMED BANAWY, KHALED ZAKI
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture
Curator: Khaled Zaki
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini, 30122 Venezia
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 .
IMAGINARY FACT: CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICAN ART AND THE ARCHIVE
ANDREW PUTTER, ATHI-PATRA RUGA, CAMERON PLATTER, DAVID KOLOANE, DONNA KUKAMA, GERHARD MARX, MAJA MARX, PHILIP MILLER, JAMES WEBB, JOANNE BLOCH, JOHANNES 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
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
DUDZIRO: INTERROGATING THE VISIONS OF RELIGIOUS BELIEFS
Commissioner: Doreen Sibanda
Curator: Raphael Chikukwa
Venue: Santa Maria della Pietà, Sestiere Castello 3701, 30122 Venezia
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:
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.