Venice Biennale 2019

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Venice Biennale 2019

Saudi Arabia returns to Venice Biennale after eight-year hiatus

Show of site-specific works by Zahrah Al Ghamdi is supported by the government-backed Misk Art Institute

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Prizes

Jimmie Durham given top Venice Biennale gong

The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award given for incisive take on today’s political climate

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Performance art

Venice’s nooks and crannies will become sites for performances during 58th Biennale

Delfina Foundation co-organises Meetings on Art programme focused on nationality, gender and queer issues

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India announces Venice Biennale artist line-up for Gandhi themed exhibition

Contemporary re-assessments of the independence leader's legacy are unlikely to be addressed in artists' responses

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Venice Biennale's Kazakhstan pavilion is cancelled after curators are snubbed

Organisers blamed budget cuts before taking on a new team and subsequently withdrawing from the biennial

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State Hermitage Museum to curate Venice Biennale pavilion

Russia’s entry for 2019 show influenced by Gospel of Luke and includes installation by famous film director Alexander Sokurov

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Venice Biennale 2019

Painting's death was fake news? Venice Biennale to address art in the post-truth era

Despite lacking a designated theme, the event will take the unusual step of being divided into two distinct exhibitions

Podcast

Carolee Schneemann, the Armory Show and Venice Biennale curators

We remember the pioneering artist, discuss the turmoil of the New York fairs and go behind the scenes of the Venice Biennale with three curators

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South Africa finally announces Venice Biennale artists

Mawande Ka Zenzile, Dineo Seshee Bopape and Tracey Rose will explore themes of social, political and economic resilience in post-Apartheid South Africa

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David Adjaye to design Ghana’s first ever pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Artists on show will include John Akomfrah, El Anatsui and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

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Naiza Khan to represent Pakistan in country’s first-ever participation at the Venice Biennale

London- and Karachi-based artist's show will explore life on Manora Island

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Exhibitions

Edmund de Waal to create exhibition in Jewish Ghetto in Venice

The ceramicist will also unveil library of books by exiled writers at Ateneo Veneto to coincide with the opening of the 58th Biennale

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Veteran Romanian artists to represent their country at Venice Biennale

Three artists who endured communist era will show new versions of installations

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Venice

Venice authorities introduce day-trippers charge on eve of the Biennale

Officials finally implement fee designed to control tourist numbers

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The Year Ahead 2019

Must-see biennials, triennials and festivals in 2019

From "interesting times" at Ralph Rugoff's Venice Biennale to an Anthropocene-inspired Istanbul Biennial, plus Sharjah and the best of the rest

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Venice Biennale 2019

‘Pleasure and critical thinking’: Ralph Rugoff unveils curatorial direction of 2019 Venice Biennale

Exhibition is titled May You Live in Interesting Times, after counterfeit Chinese curse

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Ralph Rugoff on the Hayward Gallery’s half-century and the art of curating

How will his views on audiences and exhibition-making shape the 2019 Venice Biennale?

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From Eva Rothschild to Laure Prouvost: women to make their mark at Venice Biennale 2019

Female artists are set to represent Austria, France, Ireland and the UK at the 58th edition of the exhibition

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Cathy Wilkes—known for her unsettling sculptural installations—to represent UK at 2019 Venice Biennale

The artist was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2008 and has just closed her first major retrospective at MoMA PS1

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Venice Biennale 2019

Venice Biennale 2019: the confirmed artists and curators so far

Australia, Canada, Switzerland and New Zealand announce plans for show organised by Hayward Gallery director Ralph Rugoff

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Appointments

Ralph Rugoff named artistic director of the 2019 Venice Biennale

Director of London’s Hayward Gallery will organise 58th International Art Exhibition

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Canada announces first presentation of Inuit art for 2019 Venice Biennale

Video collective Isuma will tell story of indigenous culture in Canadian pavilion

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Biennials & festivals

Top Australian donors pull funding from Venice Biennale

Funders are furious about plans to exclude them from selecting the artist to represent the country