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View of “All the World's Futures,” Giardini, 56th Venice Biennale, 2015.
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Sabrina Tarasoff

When Kenya announced the artist list for their pavilion for this year’s Venice Biennale, forefronted for the second time in a row by Italian hotelier Armando Tanzini, alongside an astounding nine foreign participants and only one Kenyan, the only appropriate response—as far as I was concerned—would have been something akin... continue reading
“All the World’s Futures”

56TH VENICE BIENNALE, Venice

View of “All the World's Futures,” Giardini, 56th Venice Biennale, 2015.
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Kevin McGarry

A 2015 exhibition titled “All the World’s Futures” is more likely than not to be bleak (in tone). Earth, in curator Okwui Enwezor’s curatorial statement, is “shattered and in disarray, scarred by violent turmoil, panicked by specters of economic crisis (…) Everywhere one turns new crisis, uncertainty, and deepening insecurity... continue reading
Venice Biennale Off-Site and Museums

55TH VENICE BIENNALE, Venice

View of Edson Chagas, “Luanda, Encyclopedic City,” Angolan Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale, 2013.
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Filipa Ramos

The original purpose of the encyclopedia is to collect knowledge disseminated around the globe (…) and transmit it to those who will come after us, stated renowned encyclopedist Denis Diderot. Following such guidance, this overview of the Biennale outside the Biennale considers its subjects alphabetically. For if there is a... continue reading
National Pavilions

55TH VENICE BIENNALE, Venice

View of Anri Sala, Ravel Ravel Unravel, 2013.
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Quinn Latimer

National pavilions can come in all different forms—naturally. Consider, for example, my first night in Venice, where I found myself at a grand palazzo for a dinner collectively hosted by Sadie Coles, representing England; Jose Kuri and Monica Manzutto, representing Mexico; and Gavin Brown and Barbara Gladstone, here representing the... continue reading
“Il Palazzo Enciclopedico”

55TH VENICE BIENNALE, Venice

View of “Il Palazzo Enciclopedico,” Arsenale, 55th Venice Biennale, 2013.
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Vincenzo Latronico

Loosely defined, an encyclopedia is a systematic survey of specific topics. As objective as it might strive to be, such a survey inevitably involves both sides of the epistemic equation: the world—which may or may not resist, or be exhausted by, the categories imposed on it—and the knowing subject—its ambition,... continue reading
International Pavilions

54TH VENICE BIENNALE, Venice

View of Christoph Schlingensief's, Kirche der Angst (Church of Fear), German Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2011.
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Kirsty Bell

With its ludicrous mismatch of scale (83 artists in the main exhibition, 89 national pavilions, 37 collateral events) and logistics (crowds numbering thousands, endless slow-moving queues, and a labyrinthine city navigable only by foot or boat), the Venice Biennale is something like a theater of the absurd. An unsettling sense... continue reading

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