April 6, 2018

Michael Stevenson chosen as a standout work at the Biennale of Sydney

An installation by Michael Stevenson, who exhibited at the Biennale Arte in 2003, has been chosen as standout work at the Biennale of Sydney by Ralph Rugoff, director of London’s Hayward Gallery and Artistic Director for the Biennale Arte 2019. […]
December 19, 2017

From the opening to closing of ‘Lisa Reihana: Emissaries’

Claire Chamberlain, one of our Exhibition Attendants for Lisa Reihana: Emissaries blogs (below) about her experience with visitors in the final weeks of the Biennale.   Our pavilion in the Tese dell’Isolotto was packed to the gunwales in the closing […]
December 6, 2017

Closing thoughts from 2017 Commissioner Alastair Carruthers

The exhibition Lisa Reihana: Emissaries has now closed in Venice, but its impact will continue through presentations over the next two years in numerous major public galleries across the world. The demand to present Lisa Reihana’s work doesn’t surprise me. From the […]
November 30, 2017

Panoramania

Hannah Murray, one of our Exhibition Attendants for Lisa Reihana: Emissaries takes us back to the start, looking at panoramic wallpapers in her blog (below). Lisa Reihana’s cinematic reimaging of Dufour et Cie’s wallpaper Les Sauvages de la mer Pacifique, […]
November 2, 2017

Biennale Arte 2019: New Zealand’s artist and curators announced

The Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa is pleased to announce Dane Mitchell as New Zealand’s artist for the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2019. The council is also pleased to announce Dr Zara […]
October 13, 2017

A lesson in empathy: South Africa at Venice

Julia Craig, one of our Exhibition Attendants for Lisa Reihana: Emissaries reflects on her encounters with pavilions in the Arsenale in her blog (below). Visiting Biennale Arte 2017 is an exhausting pursuit. With over 77 artists in the central pavilion and […]